Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

Thoughtful understanding of the complexity of the relationship between business and sustainability requires an elementary understanding of critical technical concepts and trends at the intersection of both. Business is the engine that drives global economic growth and innovation. However, “business, as usual,” has reached dangerous levels of consumption and resource scarcity which deem an unsustainable future. Through routine in-depth analysis of contemporary real business cases and a sustainable product pitch as a final project, this course prepares students to be managers and leaders of businesses who can take bold, practical actions that benefit people, the planet and the bottom line in the competitive global economy.