EC 52.3 ou 56.1 Corporate social responsability mutualisé EGE / MI


Increasingly, businesses recognize the need to respond to global pressures such as climate change, resource scarcity, and social inequalities. The concept of ‘sustainability’ is no longer confined to NGOs and activists, it is now integral to ensuring that businesses
can continue to operate on a planet with finite resources. The successful businesses of the future will be those that proactively responded to the global challenges of today,
taking advantage of the innovations in technology to drive impactful change and gain a competitive edge.
Sustainability in business is also not the sole responsibility of a designated sustainability manager. Instead, it needs to be integrated into business operations throughout the value chain and across every business function. New models of business and a greater
understanding of system-wide impacts will be necessary for businesses to thrive in a climate changing, resource-constrained, and interconnected environment. Whether your interest is in international business or social enterprise a comprehensive knowledge of sustainable business concepts is a critical requirement for leaders seeking to develop adaptive and resilient companies.
The objective of this topic is to provide skills for operating in future markets and exploring new and innovative business models. Within the organizational sustainability students will combine theory with practice to provide them with the knowledge to succeed in an evolving global environment.

You will:
• understand organizations embedded within sustainable socio-ecological systems
• learn tools and frameworks that enable applying knowledge to create
sustainability solutions

Courses are designed to provide you with knowledge, skills and attitude for meaningful careers in a new paradigm of business.

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  • Cours Magistral : 20h


Topic 1 Sustainability challenges and opportunities

➢ The global state, what needs to change, and how to bridge the sustainability gap through rewiring the economy.

➢ Identify the key systems pressures and trends that are affecting the economy and society

➢ Identify the key scientific findings that highlight the need to act on climate change and the degradation of natural capital

➢ Definitions of CSR and Challenges for Sustainable Business Models

Topic 2 Regulatory environment and international policy

➢ Policy instruments, international agreements, and the role of business and civil society in shaping a zero-carbon economy.

➢ Identify the range of policies and frameworks that are applied to achieve a range of sustainability goals

➢ Review the progress in policy regulation and voluntary actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to date

➢ Analyze how the outcomes from recent global agreements on climate change and emissions will affect business as usual across different sectors

➢ Identify the important role that civil society and business play in shaping sustainability policy and practice

Topic 3 Design, technology, and planning for sustainability

➢ The role of innovative design, planning, and technology in facilitating sustainable business.

➢ Recall what is meant by sustainable design and the role of technology in supporting a sustainable future

➢ Identify how optimisation approaches and business models of a circular economy can contribute to a more sustainable business

➢ Identify the case for incorporating disruptive innovation into business strategy to create new sustainable business models

➢ Demonstrate the importance of product footprinting, and impact and dependency measurement to track the success of sustainability initiatives

➢ Discuss the important role that design of products and processes can play in creating circular economy business models

Topic 4 Collaboration and partnerships

➢ How businesses can work together with corporate, government, and non-profit actors to bring about large-scale change in the sustainability space.

➢ Discuss the risks and opportunities associated with business-business and business-other partnerships and the efforts to measure their success

➢ Apply stakeholder and context mapping, and partnership tools theory to a practical business scenario

➢ Assess the opportunities that come from collaborating with key stakeholders and entering into partnerships to create new value

Topic 5 New Business Approach

➢ Create a personalized sustainability action plan.

➢ Explain your role as a change agent within your organization or sphere of influence

➢ Identify the barriers to adopting operational change and taking action within your organization

➢ Illustrate the importance of gaining internal support for overcoming barriers to organizational culture change

➢ Investigate different approaches to financing your sustainability strategies

➢ Identify stakeholders within your network that can assist you in influencing sustainability-related change within your organization

➢ Investigate a range of support mechanisms beyond your existing network that would help you be more effective in your current role

➢ Develop an action plan for leveraging your support network to reach your personal sustainability objectives within your organization or sphere of influence 

➢ Reflect on how your views on sustainability have changed since the start of the course


Calabrese, A., Costa, R., Gastaldi, M., Levialdi Ghiron, N., Villazon Montalvan, R.A.2021, Implications for Sustainable Development Goals: A framework to assess company disclosure in sustainability reporting, Journal of Cleaner Production, 319, 128624

K Govindan, M Hasanagic , 2018; A systematic review on drivers, barriers, and practices towards circular economy: a supply chain perspective,
International Journal of Production & Economics

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Crédits ECTS 2.0

Nombre d'heures 20.0

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