Authors: Slawinski, Natalie; McKnight, Brent; Audebrand, Luc; Willness, Chelsea; Stinchfield, Bryan; Busch, Timo; Linneberg, Mai Skjøtt; Gunther, Edeltraud
Source: Teaching Sustainability Professional Development Workshop, Academy of Management 2011
Number of pages: 11
Climate change poses unique challenges to organizations, prompting a variety of organizational responses. Greenhouse gas emission regulation is being implemented or proposed by many governments; financial markets are requesting firms to disclose climate change relevant performance data; and consumers are shifting their patterns towards low-carbon products. Thus, the corporate world faces substantial shifts in socio-political structures, technological and economic systems, and organizational efforts to address these shifts. Consequently, climate change is not just an environmental problem requiring technical and managerial solutions; it requires firms to develop holistic solutions that take into account the entire value chain. Therefore, there is an urgent need for managers to better understand the impact of climate change on organizations in a carbon constrained business environment and to develop effective climate strategies for their organizations.
This syllabus is designed to be used either holistically (i.e., as a standalone course in Business and Climate Change) or as five individual modules that can be integrated into courses on other focal topics (i.e., to add a sustainability/climate change component to another course). As such, this syllabus does not include a specific grading scheme or assignment weightings, but rather provides numerous options that can be customized as desired by the instructor.
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