Become a Sustainable Business Change Agent Specialization

Starts Oct 30

Become a Sustainable Business Change Agent Specialization

Make your company and the world a better place

Learn tools and strategies to make sustainability changes in your organization

About This Specialization

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.

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courses
4 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.

projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

certificates
Certificates

Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.

Projects Overview

Courses
Intermediate Specialization.
Some related experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    First Steps in Making the Business Case for Sustainability

    Upcoming session: Oct 30
    Commitment
    5 weeks of study, 4 - 8 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    The Business School at the University of Colorado Denver wants to help you become a change agent for sustainable business. We hope that with the skills and concepts you gain from this specialization that you will help your business reduce its so
  2. COURSE 2

    More on Change and Sustainability

    Upcoming session: Oct 30
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This is Class 2 of the MOOC Specialization, Become a Sustainable Business Change Agent. In this class you will learn more change agent skills and hear from people who have made changes in their organizations. You will also learn more about gree
  3. COURSE 3

    Sustainable Business: Big Issues, Big Changes

    Upcoming session: Oct 30
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This is class 3 in the MOOC specialization, Become a Sustainable Business Change Agent. This class looks at the big issues companies are fixing - climate change, water, worker satisfaction and supply chain issues. You will learn tools to h
  4. COURSE 4

    Capstone: Creating A Sustainability Proposal

    Upcoming session: Oct 30
    Commitment
    The Snowflake Ski Basin case - 8 to 12 hours. Your own proposal - 10 to 20 hours (maybe more?).
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Congratulations on reaching the Capstone Class of the Become a Sustainable Business Change Agent specialization. The class will help you apply material from the previous three classes. We have developed a case about a hypothetical ski resort tha

Creators

  • University of Colorado System

    Both founded in 1876, the University of Colorado and the state whose name we’re proud to share have each played profound roles in the lives of individuals, businesses, and communities throughout the state. Preparing nearly 15,000 new graduates each year and offering over 300 degree programs, the University of Colorado is four campuses united in making a difference.

    The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond.

  • Kenneth Bettenhausen

    Kenneth Bettenhausen

    Professor
  • John Byrd

    John Byrd

    Senior Instructor

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