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About the Course

Business and environmental sustainability are not natural bedfellows. Business is about making money. Sustainability is about protecting the planet. Business is measured in months and quarters. Sustainability often requires significant short term costs to secure a sometimes uncertain long-term benefit. To some activists, all executives are exploitative, selfish one percenters. To some executives, all activists are irresponsible, unyielding extremists. And yet engaging with the issue isn’t optional – all businesses must have a strategy to deal with sustainability and, like any strategy, this involves making choices. This Strategy and Sustainability course based on Rosenberg's recently published book by Palgrave ( that encourages learners to filter out the noise and make those choices in a hard-nosed and clear-eyed way. Prof. Rosenberg’s nuanced and fact-based point of view recognizes the complexity of the issues at hand and the strategic choices businesses must make. He blends the work of some of the leading academic thinkers in the field with practical examples from a variety of business sectors and geographies and offers a framework with which senior management might engage with the topic, not (just) to save the planet but to fulfill their short, medium and long-term responsibilities to shareholders and other stakeholders. This course promises to be both engaging and thought-provoking, aimed at anyone who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of a subject that is no longer perceived as a choice but a necessity for future managers and business leaders alike....

Top reviews


Nov 18, 2021

Great teacher and great content! I think this course is a great starting point for somebody who start learning more about sustainability and would like to develop its strategy in the company.


May 20, 2021

I really enjoyed this course!! The content is accessible to all and includes lots of case studies from across the globe and in a variety of industries. I highly recommend this course!!

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By lalit j

Aug 5, 2018

Very well explained the need and process to integrate sustainability framework in you business strategy

By Valeria C

Sep 4, 2020

Find it difficult but helpful. You have to be committed to succeed. Thanks prof Mike Rosemberg.

By Monica M

Jul 23, 2021

Just needs to be more updated. In light of the pandemic, a lot of information is out of date

By Scott P

Apr 25, 2019

This course was terrific and i highly recommend it.

By Sadi K R

May 29, 2019

Awesome course


Dec 7, 2020

Quite good!

By andy t

Dec 16, 2016


By Jean F B C

Dec 8, 2021

This is the fourth course I take from coursera. In particular, I consider that the syllabus of this course is poor and there is an important lack of lectures to strengthen the topics of each session.

By Ana L O

Jun 19, 2022

I was very excited when I started, but when I saw one of the assignments is watching a video from 2005 of a climate change denier (Bjorn Lomborg), I was absolutely outraged. The guy is saying we shouldn't invest in climate change because it doesn't bring immediate benefits, that we should be investing in combating AIDS, and establishing free trade instead!! HELOOO! This is 2022, and all we discuss is how urgent mitigation actions are!! This course is completely spoiling the image of IESE Business School!