ESSEC Business School

Paths to a Sustainable Future

Taught in English


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5 hours to complete
3 weeks at 1 hour a week
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There are 4 modules in this course

Welcome to this MOOC on transition! The MOOC was designed as follows: 1) A first module to address challenges at the level of worldviews: a worldview is apolitical vision of the future. 2) A second module to address the social implications of transitions in diverse fieldssuch as the economy, business, accounting, etc… 3) A third module to address the practical implications of transitions in our daily lives: wecalled this module “Tools for Transition”. Of course, all aspects of ecological and social transition will not be covered in this MOOC: we have selected some topics to illustrate the three levels mentioned above. This will not say everything about transition, but the MOOC will illustrate these three levels. Before starting, let us make a statement of principle: transition calls for philosophical andpolitical debates, leaving space for different sensitivities and priorities. This MOOC was built by a group of partners from diverse institutions: universities and eco-villages. In this MOOC, each contributor will speak in his own name. Even if all the contributors agree on the seriousness and urgency of the ecological situation, and the need to change unsustainable lifestyles, they may differ concerning the means to be taken to achieve it. This MOOC will help you raise your awareness of this diversity; it will help you understand the debates atstake and, ultimately, develop your ability to build your own personal critical thinking. We wish you all the best for this journey into the social and ecological transition!

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1 video3 readings

Welcome to the first module called “New Worldviews Related to Transition”. We will show how important worldviews are in shaping the way we build the future.

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10 videos1 reading1 quiz

Welcome to this module on the social implications of transition. By “social” we mean the structures of society, which can be described either as “fields” such as the economy,management, law and public policy, or as organizations such as private companies, public administrations or regulatory bodies. In this module, we will focus on the fields of management and the economy, as well as on private companies.

What's included

13 videos1 reading1 quiz

After a module on the political level of worldviews, and a module on the structural level of the social implications of transition, we will now move to the level of daily life at the level of individuals and groups. We called this module “Tools for Transition”.

What's included

8 videos1 reading1 quiz


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