WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

‘Essentials of Sustainability’ covers the inception, evolution, and incorporation of sustainability in global development. It is a compilation of everything a novice needs to orient themselves in a world that is quickly adopting sustainability in all aspects of life: personal, organizational and societal. The course covers SDGs, MDGs, Climate Change and Sustainability for Business and Society.

A : Learners will know: 

Role of the industrial revolution and its impact

Evolution of sustainable development

Global initiatives and bodies dealing with sustainable development

MDGs and SDGs for individuals, business, and society

Evolving practices in Sustainable Development

B : Learners will be able to: 

Develop sustainability mindset to make conscious decisions

Weigh options to contribute to SDGs

Initiate sustainability culture

Simulate sustainable business model

Assess cultural practices and legacy for sustainability component and channel it into actions  

This course aims to make the learner aware of the evolving view of financial activities and the inclusion of Sustainability as an aspect of financial decision making. The course introduces a few of the emerging tools in sustainable finance such as Sustainable Financial Modelling, Responsible Investment, and sustainable finance products.

A : Learners will know: 

The meaning of sustainable finance and its scope

The economics of transitioning to a lower carbon future

Opportunities and challenges in financing green assets

Emerging emissions trading schemes

Green bonds

Role of stock exchanges

International developments in UNFCCC

B : Learners will be able to: 

Understand and work in fields related to pricing carbon

Do risk assessment with reference to climate change

Understand and deal with climate risk disclosures

Deal with sustainable asset management

Understand insurance and its role in climate risk mitigation

The course deals with using sustainability to enhance marketing strategies and using it as a competitive advantage with branding, channels and pricing.

A : Learners will know: 

Sustainable marketing, marketing environment, marketing strategy

Sustainable procurement

Sustainability as a competitive advantage

Value of branding, pricing channel strategies

Marketing communication strategies aimed at sustainability

B : Learners will be able to: 

Identify and develop sustainable marketing plans

Make sustainable buying decisions

Assess product life cycle for sustainability

Incorporate sustainability in branding, pricing and channel strategies

Differentiate between green and sustainable marketing strategies 

This course is intended to introduce key functions of human capital management and behavioral aspects which will help develop the culture of sustainability in organizations.

A : Learners will know: 

Basics of Human capital management

Global demographic shifts that affect HCM

Models, practices and challenges of HRM

Basics and concepts of traditional and modern compensation management

An overview of Leadership styles, theories of motivations and perceptions 

B : Learners will be able to: 

Analyse and assess human capital requirements

Make predictions and projections for human capital requirements

Deal with restructuring and resizing of an organisation

Do performance appraisals using traditional and modern methods

This course introduces fundamental concepts in renewable energy. The course also emphasizes the economic implications of renewable energy, policies and challenges of transitioning to renewable energy. The learner will also get to understand energy management systems through the course.

A : Learners will know: 

Fundamentals of Renewable Energy, consequences of using non-renewable energy sources

The economics of renewable energy and transitioning to use of renewable sources

Global Policies of renewable energy

Sources of renewable energy

Energy management systems and its implications

B : Learners will be able to:  

Understand and analyse the economics of renewable energy with metrics

Weigh renewable energy alternatives and assess them for efficiency

Understand and plan for energy management programs

Implement transition to renewable energy sources systematically

This course introduces basic concepts in operations management and value chain. The learner will understand the significance of integrating sustainability in product/service design, supply chain management and other key operations areas.

A : Learners will know: 

Basics of operations management and scope

Product and service design concepts and sustainable production

The importance of location in decision making

Supply Chain Management: Basics, Need and Strategies

How to develop product designs with sustainability mindset 

B : Learners will be able to:  

Basics of operations management and scope

Product and service design concepts and sustainable production

The importance of location in decision making

Supply Chain Management: Basics, Need and Strategies

How to develop product designs with sustainability mindset

This course introduces the concept of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance), its history, adoption and current practices globally. The learner will also understand the application, benefits and drawbacks of ESG from both a business and investment perspective.

A : Learners will know: 

The fundamentals of ESG concept

ESG materiality assessment and ESG global frameworks

ESG Data and ESG rating agencies

ESG as a management tool

ESG as an investment tool 

B : Learners will be able to:  

Understand the three ESG factors, its global trends and practices including the key consideration for corporates and investors

Have an insight into the materiality assessments and various ESG reporting frameworks

Discern ESG data points and understand the role of ESG rating agencies

Implement ESG as a corporate management tool

Understand ESG as an investment tool 

This course is intended to provide a strategic perspective of sustainability and how competitive advantage can be driven though policies and practices in sustainability and sustainable development.

A : Learners will know: 

Basics and principles of leadership

The role of all stake holders of an organisation

The benefits of including sustainability mindset as a facet of leadership

Why sustainable innovation is essential to growing in the evolving market

B : Learners will be able to:  

Assess business decisions for long term sustainability

Analyse and understand ESG metrics

Understand and consider the role of impact investing for the future of the organization and the world

Understand the role of governments and the need for ‘Systems Thinking’

Develop a plan for Purpose Driven Systematic Change 

This course aims to make the learner aware of the Sustainability Reporting Standards. It discusses international policies for sustainability as well as those specific to India.

A : Learners will know: 

The history and evolution of Sustainability Reporting policy

How sustainability reporting impacts organizations and the world

International Sustainability Policies

Policies and guidelines specific to India

B : Learners will be able to:  

Analyse and understand the need for Sustainability Reporting standards

Create Reports for organisations that are in adherence to Sustainable policy

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