Singapore University of Social Sciences

Change Management and Corporate Sustainability Transformation

Change Management and Corporate Sustainability Transformation (ESG503)

Applications Open: 01 October 2023

Applications Close: 15 November 2023

Next Available Intake: January 2024

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2200 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Others

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: School of Business


Synopsis

This course ESG503 Change Management and Corporate Sustainability Transformation presents the concepts and fundamentals of change management and sustainability. These areas rose to prominence since change management and sustainable transformation are key elements in driving organisations to obtain competitive advantages and economic viability in the long term. Students will learn about the importance of change management in organisations’ sustainability transformation roadmap. The course provides students with an opportunity to explore various change management models that can help corporations grow. Topics on social and environmental sustainability, for example, inclusion, diversity, workplace health and safety, carbon footprint reduction, recycling, clean energy, and green technology are included in this course as well. This course also discusses contemporary topics such as innovation and application of technologies and AI for sustainability.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester

Topics

  • Change management for sustainability and ESG performance
  • Importance of change management
  • Types and models of change management for sustainability
  • Creating a vision and an organisational culture of sustainability
  • Strategic and structural change for sustainability
  • Leaders as change agents
  • Managing resistance to change
  • Social sustainability (inclusion, diversity, wellness, workplace health and safety)
  • Environmental sustainability (recycling, carbon footprint reduction, clean energy, green technology)
  • Innovation for sustainability
  • Application of technologies and AI for sustainability
  • Implementing change: Practical considerations

Learning Outcome

  • Assess the importance of change management in the corporate sustainability transformation roadmap, including ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) performance
  • Create a vision and an organisational culture of sustainability, incorporating strategic, structural and behavioural changes in the sustainability transformation process
  • Appraise the role of leaders as change agents for sustainability, and how to manage resistance to change
  • Recommend suitable change models and design a change plan for environmental sustainability for a hypothetical client
  • Evaluate contemporary topics, including innovation, technologies, and AI adoption, in change management for sustainability
  • Prepare reports by conducting research on change management and sustainability.
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