Businesses are facing a perfect storm at the intersection of climate change, energy crisis, resource scarcity, and economic restructuring. With increasing demands for societal contribution, business-as-usual is no longer an option.
As is often the case, new risks create new opportunities. Managers that approach the risks through innovative and non-incremental thinking will come up with the solutions that help meet the needs of society while delivering returns to shareholders. For that, it is critical to reassess traditional strategies and learn to question some of the linear business model fundamentals.
Students will analyze the drivers, triggers, and economic thinking in each of the abovementioned strategy domains, and (importantly!), managerial mind shifts needed to move towards higher levels of sustainability.
While conceptually rigorous, this course aims to be solutions driven, providing both academically sound and practically applicable insights. Using cases, industry speakers, short quizzes, and a group project, students will sharpen their ability to critically debate complex and systemic sustainable strategy formation issues from an informed position.