2 Sustainable development and business strategy in which we understand several

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2. Sustainable development and business strategy – in which we understand several basic strategy templates that can make sustainability tenable in a competitive business context and examine how sustainable development can drive technological and business model innovation. 3. Economics and Sustainability – in which we understand economic approaches, old (conventional) and new (behavioural). 4. Conclusion – in which we explore ways on how to make a case for sustainability and tools that can help us lead the change. We tie these themes together through a developmental, multi-stage, semester long team project in which you will devise a business model that tackles climate change. In addition to office hours, a tutor will be available to provide consultation, both individually and for the team project. The tutor can help clarify the assignments and provide feedback on your ideas and approaches as you work on your deliverables. If you’re ever feeling overwhelmed by the tasks, the tutor can give you some suggestions on how to tackle them. However, the tutor is not there to tell you the “right way” to approach the assignments, because there is none. As well, the tutor will not read your entire papers prior to grading. You’ll get the most out of your consultations with the tutor if you arrive prepared, with specific ideas and questions to share. Course Material Course Pack: You will need to obtain a course pack for the course, which contains the cases we will be using in some of our sessions. Available at le James – McGill University Bookstore . Book: You will also need to obtain a copy of the book Drawdown, by Paul Hawken, available at many local booksellers as well as at online retailers (I suggest to share between team members). Unfortunately, the library does not yet carry this book as an e-book. Here is the full reference: Hawken, P. (2017) Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Penguin. Web Readings: A number of readings are listed in the course schedule included in this document. All the readings will be posted on myCourses . Supplementary Materials: On myCourses , you will also find a folder of supplementary materials that you can use to delve more deeply into the central topics we cover in the course, in particular: Business strategy Business models Systems thinking The Drawdown program Common knowledge: It is expected that you have viewed Al Gore’s Film “An Inconvenient Truth” (2006) or
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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Film “Before the Flood” (2016). Grade Breakdown and timeline 1 Deliverables Format Due Date Grade Component* Team Contract Team January 14 0% Paper 1 + Cover Sheet Team February 7 10% Paper 1 Peer Feedback Team February 14 0% Draft Paper 2 + Cover Sheet Team March 14 0% Paper 2 Feedback Team March 21 10% Midterm Individual March 28 40% Presentation Team April 11 0% Paper 2 Team April 18 30% Participation and professionalism - team assessment Individual April 18 5% Participation and professionalism - instructor assessment Individual 5% * Grading policy Late assignments:
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  • Dror Etzion
  • Paul Hawken, Stanford Social Innovation Review

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