Lectures: 1 session / week for 7 weeks, 2.5 hours / session
Sustainability challenges organizations to address the implications — and responses — in their own operations and supply chain, products/services/markets, and community responsibilities. In the related core courses required for the Sloan Sustainability Certificate, we've explored the development and implementation of strategies for sustainable organizations. You've also had the opportunity to work on in-progress sustainability projects in S-Lab, and you have the concepts and methods of systems dynamics, and the background in global climate change.
The Professional Seminar in Sustainability has four major goals.
We have invited sustainability leaders to present to the Proseminar from many different industries and organizations, and the focus of their sustainability activities differs significantly.
To ensure that the sessions are effective and useful for both you and the guests, you will be expected to read background materials we will provide prior to each session.
This course is a required core course for the Sloan Sustainability Certificate, and therefore students will be required to pass this course to obtain the certificate. All students are expected to attend all sessions.
Your grade will be based on your team's project report, your active and thoughtful participation in discussions, and your attendance.