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Introduction to Change and Change Agents

Welcome to the first class of Become a Sustainable Business Change Agent. This week we introduce you to several people who are making changes and talk about the class and the entire specialization. We also begin to think about what type of changes you should look for at the start of your change agent career. Finally, we discuss what a good proposal has to do to be approved. The proposal has to convince decision-makers that your change helps the company or organization. So you need to make sure that the right people support your idea, that the right person receives it and that you have made a sound case for the sustainability change you are proposing. During the next classes we will help you learn the tools to put together a powerful proposal and to identify the key people who will influence your idea being implemented. We hope by the end of this specialization you will have a proposal for a change in your company, or have the tools so when that opportunity arises you can be an agent of positive change. ...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 51 min), 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Lesson 2 - Stories of Change12 min
Lesson 3 - What to look for in a first project11 min
Lesson 4 - Starting as a Change Agent: Jarrett Smith Interview14 min
Lesson 5 - What does a good change proposal look like?7 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 1 - Getting Started20 min
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2
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3 heures pour terminer

Finding a good first project

This week we discuss what you should be trying to accomplish with your first sustainability change project and give you some ideas of the types of projects that are likely to be successful. We also introduce the notion of establishing a baseline so you can measure the effect of your change....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 80 min), 2 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Lesson 2 - Good first Projects - Behavioral Nudges9 min
Lesson 3 - Good First Projects: Recycling8 min
Lesson 4 - Good first projects: Reporting6 min
Lesson 5 - B-Corps: Goals Besides Profits An Interview with Kara Peck12 min
Jarrett Smith - Starting your change agent career14 min
Graham Russell - Recycling as a first project18 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 2 - Great First Change Opportunities20 min
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3
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3 heures pour terminer

Financial Analysis for the Business Case

An important aspect of making the business case of change is to show the likely financial impact of the change. Ideally, we will find improvements that increase profits either by saving the company money or by increasing sales. To demonstrate these financial benefits we use a standard tool from financial analysis - Net Present Value analysis (NPV). The idea underlying Net Present Value analysis is that we estimate all the cash inflows and outlays associated with a project, then through a technique called discounting (or computing the present value) we shift all the cash flows into the present so they can be compared. You cannot compare an outlay made to day directly to a cash flow or profit to be received in two or three years. Combining the present value of the cash flows - adding the present value of benefits and subtracting the present value of outlays - gives us the Net Present Value. If the NPV is positive the benefits, adjusted for time, more than offset the costs and the project enhances the value of the company. If the NPV is negative then the monetary benefits do not more than offset the costs. But there may be non-monetary reasons for pursuing the project. This is where we begin to consider the reasons for companies becoming sustainable discussed in Week 2 of this module. The business case includes the financial impact and non-monetary sustainability impacts of the change. ...
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 38 min), 2 lectures, 2 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Lesson 2 - Present Value and Doing an NPV7 min
Lesson 3 Net Present Value Practice Problem11 min
Lesson 4: Computing Return on Investment and Payback10 min
Reading2 lectures
Hydration Station Case10 min
Excel Resources (Optional)10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 3 - Financial Analysis20 min
Semaine
4
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3 heures pour terminer

Starting to Make the Business Case for Sustainability

In this module we cover two topics: The benefits for companies of being sustainable and aspects of our economic system that prevent/discourage companies form being more sustainable. The goal of the module is to give you the first tools for making the business case for sustainability. The benefits of sustainability will be important as you put together your proposal for change. If you work in the sustainable business arena very long you will need to know some of the vocabulary and economics that cause some of our environmental and social problems. These are market failures. We'll introduce three: externalities, common access resource problems and information failures. ...
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 30 min), 3 lectures, 2 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Lesson 2 - Why Become a Sustainable Company? Part 25 min
Lesson 3 - Market Failures Part 1 - Externalities7 min
Lesson 4 - Market Failures Part 2 - Common Access Resources & Information10 min
Reading3 lectures
Week 4 Introduction (Start Here)10 min
Resources on - Why Companies Should Go Green and Market Failures10 min
Additional Readings and Resources10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz 4 - Why become sustainable and market failures22 min
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par LBAug 13th 2018

I am a sustainability professional and I learned a lot with this course! The instructors are awesome and the topics are very current.

par AWFeb 28th 2018

Easy to follow, well laid out, great information. Definitely starts with the basics, which is what someone like me needed. Thanks!

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John Byrd

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Managing for Sustainable & Finance

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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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