Fundamentals of Sustainability: The Practitioner Perspective -- from Concepts to Transactions
The focus of this course is to explore the evolving nature of a concept called sustainability as it relates to the public and private sectors. Extensive examination, of technology and business practices, which are moving at a varying pace to adopt sustainability, are explored in four interrelated blocks of instruction. A popular feature of the course are the guest presenters from the private sector who interact with the instructor and class in a lively discussion segment of each class session.
Introductions and a Historical Journey with sustainability from indigenous cultures to the 21st century adoption by Corporate America.
Block 1 : Sustainability and its ability to influence the creation, management and distribution of capital in the US and selected international economic theaters.
Block 2: Sustainability applications in Energy, Economy and Environment by business sector.
Block 3: Data, Analytical tools and applications
Block 4: Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability .
Mid term and Final Examination are mini research papers and voluntary participation in threaded discussions on Canvas. The discussions are 20% of the course grade otherwise the Mid term and Final are 50% of the course grade.
- Text: Cass R. Sunstein Worst Case Scenarios Harvard 2007 ISBN: 13:978-0-674-02510-3
- Weekly Assignments in Canvas Files which will be professional articles, YouTube/TED talks on relevant subjects + posted topics in Discussions.
Edward J. Linky, Esq.
Senior Energy and Climate Advisor
USEPA Region 2
New York, New York