Singapore University of Social Sciences

Fundamentals of Sustainable Business Practices

Fundamentals of Sustainable Business Practices (SBP310)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Business Administration

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Business


Synopsis

This course is designed to cultivate students’ mindset of business sustainability. It demonstrates the importance of integrating social and environmental concerns into business operations. It further introduces how business sustainability shapes strategy formulation, leadership, organisational culture, corporate governance, financing, performance measurement, reward, and reporting. Cases and real examples will be adopted to enhance students’ understanding in this area.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July

Topics

  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Business Sustainability
  • Leadership and Organisational Culture of Sustainability
  • Executive Compensation and Sustainability
  • Sustainability Strategy
  • Role of Innovation and Technology
  • Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing
  • Sustainability Corporate Governance
  • Sustainability Measurement
  • Sustainability Reporting and Assurance
  • Circular Economy
  • Contemporary Issues in Sustainability and Green Economy

Learning Outcome

  • Analyse the connection between business and sustainability, and the role of innovation and technology in implementing sustainable business practices
  • Examine leadership initiatives, organisational culture and the corporate governance structure integrating stakeholders' needs that can support business sustainability
  • Appraise investment opportunities by applying the principles of responsible investment
  • Evaluate the impact of sustainability of business processes, performance measurement and reward, reporting and formulate a sustainable business strategy
  • Discuss the concept of circular economy and contemporary issues in business sustainability
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication skills and develop interpersonal skills to work effectively and efficiently in a team
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