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Strategy and the Sustainable Enterprise

By P D Jose   |   Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Learners enrolled: 704
In this course, we will explore why sustainability has become an all-important concern for strategists and how firms are responding to the numerous sustainability challenges they face.
We will also learn that competitive advantages are the flip side of sustainability risks. By adopting a sustainability driven perspective, a firm can transform these potentially crippling challenges into profitable opportunities, benefiting both itself and society. We will also study multiple frameworks on how to assess these challenges and adapt those frameworks to fit the issues at hand.

What you'll learn
  • What is Sustainability and Why Should Strategists Care?
  • Managing Stakeholders
  • Managing Sustainability Risks
  • Transforming into the Sustainable Enterprise
  • The Anarchist Corporation

Summary
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 6 weeks
Start Date : 15 Jul 2019
End Date : 31 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 10 Nov 2019
Category :
  • Management Studies
Level : Postgraduate



Course layout

Week 1: What is Sustainability and why should Strategists care?
  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • The Changing Landscapes of Business
  • New Rules of Doing Business
Week 2: Managing Stakeholders
  • Introduction to Stakeholder Management
  • The Stakeholder Theory of the Firm
  • Managing for Stakeholder Value
  • Stakeholders and Non-Market Strategies
Week 3: Managing Sustainability Risks
  • Introduction to Risk Management
  • Assessing Sustainability Risks
  • Managing Issues
  • Managing Risks in a Global Context
Week 4: Transforming into the Sustainable Enterprise
  • Introduction to Corporate Sustainability
  • Tools and Techniques 
  • Green Supply Chain Management
  • Company Case Studies
  • Sustainability Reporting
Week 5: The Anarchist Corporation
  • Introduction
  • New Business Models for Sustainability
  • The Anarchist Corporation
  • Corporate Stories
  • Synthesis and Summation

Instructor bio

P D Jose
Professor - Strategy area
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore



Professor Jose teaches core courses on strategy and electives on Corporate Environmental Management, Sustainable Enterprises and Understanding Corporate Failures. He has been a visiting faculty at Cardiff Business School, IIM Kozhikode, and Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.

Professor Jose was a Fulbright Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, and Kenan-Flagler Business School, North Carolina during 1999-2000. He also visited the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, as a research scholar on a UNDP/GoI fellowship. He was also an ESRC Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS) at Cardiff University during 2005-06, and again in 2008.

Course certificate

25% internal assessment and 75% Final Exam


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