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Unit description

In this unit we explore the crucial role of business in solving social and environmental problems whilst remaining economically viable in the long term. Innovative business models guide the creative transformation of business including the redesign of products and services, and production and delivery systems, so that business becomes a powerful and positive change agent.

Unit content

Module 1: Sustainability, social responsibility and business

Module 2: Sustainable business best practice

Module 3: Sustainable business models

Module 4: Managing energy, waste and supply chains

Module 5: Life cycle analysis, sustainability accounting and sustainable consumption

Module 6: Social entrepreneurship and ethical business.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1apply sustainable business principles to transform conventional business organisations into sustainable organisations
2evaluate organisational performance against sustainability best practice benchmarks
3develop creative solutions to remove causes of unsustainability
4evaluate the potential for business to solve social problems.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply sustainable business principles to transform conventional business organisations into sustainable organisations
  2. evaluate organisational performance against sustainability best practice benchmarks
  3. develop creative solutions to remove causes of unsustainability
  4. evaluate the potential for business to solve social problems.

Prescribed texts

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Teaching and assessment

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