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EGMT 660: New Business Opportunities Driven by Environmental and Sustainability Challenges

Ernest Weiler Instructor: Dr. Ernest Weiler

Description: The course will provide students a comprehensive exploration of environmental, safety and health issues and their effect on business, communities and consumers. As the public grows more and more demanding of business' stewardship role over natural resources and environmental protection, the need for companies to effectively manage environmental, safety and health issues becomes even more important. Students will gain a practical understanding of sustainability concepts, and learn how the challenges associated with sustainable developmental are multifaceted involving economic, social and environmental concerns. These concerns are altering business strategies and practices, and students will learn to evaluate these strategies. Leading companies view sustainability challenges as opportunities for new markets and revenue growth. Students will be asked to identify and develop new business opportunities based on concepts discussed.

Prerequisites: "C" or better in EGMT 501

Required Texts:

  • Green to Gold, How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value and Build Competitive Advantage by Daniel C. Esty and Andrew S. Winston. Yale University Press 2006. ISBN 10: 0-300-11997.
  • Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change (1st ed) by Lovins and Cohen.  Hill and Wang 2011.  ISBN: 9780809034734.

Scheduled: Fall