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Implementing Change: The basics

Introducing change in a organization is not simple. Initiatives you think are 'no brainers' can face opposition and more complex change requires careful planning. Your success in initiating change depends on your ability to understand and leverage the organizational forces that constrain and empower individual discretion. In this module you will learn that initiating change requires both leadership and effective management. You will learn how to identify the forces at work in the organization that can be tapped to drive change and the forces that maintain the status quo, restraining change to the new state. Finally, you will identify the ways that the roles people hold in organizations constrain their behavior in predictable ways...that you can use to anticipate opposition and identify potential allies....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 34 min), 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Change Models- Three States; Driving and Resisting Change8 min
Implementing Change- One Person's Experience5 min
Implementing Change- A More Complex Example7 min
Leveraging Roles and Role Expectations7 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Graded Quiz on "the basics" Good luck!16 min
Semaine
2
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2 heures pour terminer

Implementing Change: Practical Considerations

Organizations often don't act rationally, at least not from your position in the firm. That's because people in different parts of the organization are responsible for different things...and whose initiatives get implemented is a political process that requires you to gain support from people who are not directly affected by the change and avoid active opposition by people who have other projects and ideas that they think are more important than what you want to propose. In this module you will examine the political side of introducing change and examine the choices you have when introducing change. And, you will learn two tools for understanding, and leveraging, the political 'lay of the land' to gain the support needed to have your maintainability initiatives accepted where you work or live....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 54 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Process Choices: When others must be 'sold'10 min
Gaining Support - Stakeholder Commitment Analysis10 min
Gaining Support - Preference (Interest) Mapping9 min
Change Politics: Examples to Analyze12 min
Reading2 lectures
Interest Mapping Form - Blank10 min
Commitment Chart - Blank10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Graded Quiz: More on implementing change20 min
Semaine
3
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6 heures pour terminer

Green Design

IntroductionThis module introduces the key ideas of green design or design for the environment (DfE). The design phase of a product or building usually only absorbs a small fraction of the entire budget, but determines the product's or building's impact for years to come. Therefore, getting design right is crucial to achieving sustainability. Once your company has designed and developed a good product you need to convey that to consumers. We talk about labeling as one means of doing this. We also discuss problems with 'greenwashing' or over-stating a product's green attributes. In this module we introduce Life-Cycle Assessment (sometimes Life-Cycle Analysis or LCA). This is a powerful tool for identifying where a product's major impact comes from, which allows the company to redesign targeting those high impact areas. Next week we practice doing an LCA....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 69 min), 3 lectures, 3 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Lesson2: Green Design and LCA (Life Cycle Assessment)10 min
Lesson 3: Labels & Certification7 min
Lesson 4: Advertising and Greenwashing9 min
Lesson 5: Doing an LCA (Life Cycle Assessment)12 min
Michelle Reott - The Importance of Design15 min
Honors: LCA Assignment4 min
Reading3 lectures
Green Design Resources10 min
Slides from video lectures10 min
Honors: LCA assignment10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Green Design/LCA Quiz16 min
Semaine
4
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1 heure pour terminer

Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability reporting or CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) reporting is becoming commonplace among medium and large companies. Web-based reporting is fairly inexpensive and a good way to begin reporting, if your company doesn't already issue or post some type of report. This module discusses four reasons for doing CSR reporting, what makes a report credible to stakeholders, and mentions some of the reporting standards that your should consider using.The standards I discuss are GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), which is an overall template, CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) that specifically address carbon and water reporting, and SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board), which identifies the key performance indicators (KPIs) for different industries. The three standards are not mutually exclusive, but fit together.The second video gives an overview of how reports are generally structured and describes what two experts look for when they read sustainability reports. Knowing what experts see as strengths and weaknesses will help you develop a better report. There are two short videos from GRI that gives an overview of its reporting framework. Roger Stace jobs us and gives his perspective on CSR reporting. There is a discussion of the quality of some CSR reports that are posted as READINGS. The reports we will discuss are VW, Carnival Cruises and H&M, the fast fashion clothing company....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 32 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Lesson 2: More on CSR Reporting8 min
Roger Stace - An introduction to CSR reporting11 min
GRI - Sustainability Reporting Starters Kit1 min
GRI Reporting Standards2 min
Reading3 lectures
Sustainability Reports for Discussion10 min
Slides from Video Lectures10 min
KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting 201510 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
CSR Reporting Quiz14 min
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par RHApr 4th 2018

Another great course in the Sustainability Agent specialization. I recommend!

par PBMar 19th 2018

Great content! Very applicable to work i am doing in the industry

Enseignants

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John Byrd

Senior Instructor
Managing for Sustainable & Finance
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Kenneth Bettenhausen

Professor
Management

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À propos de la Spécialisation Become a Sustainable Business Change Agent

About the course This specialization is for anyone who would like to improve how their company or organization impacts the environment, people and communities. We will introduce you to some of the key concepts and tools of sustainable business, then teach you how to be an effective change agent. By the end of the specialization you will have the skills to create an effective sustainability proposal and know who you have to convince, and what they need to be convinced. The Classes Class 1: First Steps in Making the Business Case for Sustainability Identifying a good first project, writing an effective proposal, financial analysis & sustainable thinking. Class 2: More on Change and Sustainability Implementing change, green design, sustainability reporting, examples from practitioners/ Class 3: Sustainable Business: Big Issues, Big Changes Climate change, carbon footprinting, Context-based sustainability and science-based targets, water and energy, workplace sustainability issues, and supply chain impacts. Class 4: Comprehensive Case The capstone class haps you put all the pieces together as you produce a complete proposal for change! This proposal can be based on a case we have written or for your organization, or both....
Become a Sustainable Business Change Agent

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