The topics covered in these sessions overlap and are interconnected Be aware of

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). The topics covered in these sessions overlap and are interconnected. Be aware of these connections in your group discussions and as we go through the course. Date Topic In-class activity Readings, Cases and Videos THEME 1: INTRODUCTION Session 1 Jan 10 Course overview and Introduction What is sustainability? Dobson, A. (2007). Environmental Citizenship: Towards Sustainable Development . Winley InterScience. Sust. Dev. 276-285. Scientific knowledge and climate change “Skeptical Science” on climate change consensus
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Session 2 Jan 17 Understanding Problems and Systems thinking Rittel H.W.J. & Webber M.M. (1973). Dilemmas in a general theory of planning. Policy Sciences 4: 155-169. Ramani, S.V. (2016). Why it's easier for India to get to Mars than to tackle its toilet challenge. Ehrenfeld, J.R. (2008). Sustainability by Design . Yale University Press. Chapter 2, 10-21. Salisbury, C. (2017). Paying for health care with trees . A win-win for orangutans and communities. What business can do; what business should do. Makower, J. (2018) State of Green Business . Greenbiz. (skim) Hawken, P. (2017). Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming . Penguin. “An opening”, 216- 217. Meadows, D. (1997). Places to Intervene in a System . Whole Earth 91(1): 78-84. Session 3 Jan 24 Impact DUE: Team contract Obama, B. (2017). The irreversible momentum of clean energy . Science 355 (6321): 126-129. CASE STUDY: Tesla Motors. Measuring sustainability; Measuring impact Zink, T. & Geyer, R. (2016). There Is No Such Thing as a Green Product . Stanford Social Innovation Review. Andrews, E. (2018). Climate Strange . Grist. February 1. Prado, V. & Dunn, P. (2018). 2 economic concepts every sustainability professional should know . - sustainability-professional-should-know . Greenbiz. May 8.
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THEME 2: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND BUSINESS STRATEGIES Session 4 Jan 31 What is strategy? Porter, M.E. (1996). What is strategy? Harvard Business Review. 74(6): 61-78. CASE STUDY: Patagonia. Differentiation Fassler, J. & Cox, K.. (2017). It’s the end of “organic” as we know it. - vote . November 2. Reczek, R.W., Zane, D., & Irwin, J. (2017). Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically. The Conversation. December 20. Session 5 Feb 7 Sustainability and risk DUE: Paper 1 + Cover Sheet. Client Earth. (2018). Risk unwrapped: Plastic pollution as a material business risk. July. CASE STUDY: Unilever. Government and regulation Ambec, S., Cohen, M. A., Elgie, S., & Lanoie, P. (2013). The Porter Hypothesis at 20: Can Environmental Regulation Enhance Innovation and Competitiveness? Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 7(1), 2-22. Kahn, G. (2016). Did California Figure Out How to Fix Global Warming? Mother Jones. March/April. Session 6 Feb 14 Collaboration DUE: Paper 1 Feedback. Mintzberg, H., Etzion, D. & Mantere, S. (2018). Worldly strategy for the global climate. Stanford Social Innovation Review 16(4): 42-47.
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