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Code 13722
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Management
Entry requirements None
Learning outcomes This course aims to introduce students to sustainability concept, exploring how today’s societies can endure in the face of global change, ecosystem degradation and resource limitations. It is also intended to provide a comprehensive treatment of the relationship between business and sustainability, presenting stakeholders interests and choices (consumers, corporations, governments and Non-Governmental Organisations), as well as the strategies for a sustainable future.
Syllabus Cap. 1 – Sustainable development
Cap. 2 – Corporate sustainability
Cap. 3 - Environmental sustainability
Cap. 4 – Social Responsibility
Cap. 5 – Economical sustainability
Main Bibliography Brockett, A. & Rezaee, Z. (2012) Corporate Sustainability: Integrating Performance and Reporting, Wiley.
Brundtland, G. H. (1987). Report of the World Commission on environment and development "Our common future". United Nations.
Caradonna, J.L. (2022). Sustainability: A History, Revised and Updated Edition. Oxford University Press.
Dunphy, D., Griffiths, A., & Benn, S. (2003). Organizational Change for Corporate Sustainability: A Guide for Leaders and Change Agents of the Future (Understanding Organizational Change), New York: Routledge.
Elkington, J. (1994). Towards the Sustainable Corporation: Win-Win-Win Business Strategies for Sustainable Development, California Management Review, pp.90-100.
Madhavan, G., Oakley, B., Green, D., Koon, D., Low, P. (2013) Practicing Sustainability. Springer. New York.
Martin Mulligan, M. (2017). An Introduction to Sustainability: Environmental, Social and Personal Perspectives, 2nd Ed. Routledge. Taylor & Francis Group.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Classes are theoretical-practical.
All students need to obtain at least 6 points in each activity to be admitted to the exam.
Attendance in classes is mandatory.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-02-19

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