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Code 15436
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Economics and 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 Blokdyk, G. (2018). Sustainability Management, 3rd Ed., Emereo Pty Ltd.
Brundtland, G. H. (1987). Report of the World Commission on environment and development "Our common future". United Nations.
European Commission (2008). Communication on the Sustainable Consumption and Production and Sustainable Industrial Policy Action Plan – COM (2008) 397. Brussels.
Gabriel, J. V. (2017). Case Studies in Sustainability Management: The oikos collection Vol. 3. Taylor & Francis
Kopnina, H., Shoreman-Ouimet, E. (2015). Sustainability. Key Issues. Routledge
Madhavan, G., Oakley, B., Green, D., Koon, D., Low, P. (Eds.) (2013). Practicing Sustainability. Springer.
Modak, P. (2018). Environmental Management towards Sustainability. CRC Press.
Neubauer C, Calame M (2017). Global Pressing Problems and the Sustainable Development Goals. Available at:
United Nations (UN) (2015). Transforming our world: The 2030
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The classes will be theoretical and practical.
The evaluation consists of several tasks inthe classes:
Exercice 1 - 25%
Exercice 2 - 25%
Exercice 3 - 25%
Exercice 4 - 25%
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-15

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