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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.


Dec 4, 2022

Very insightful and well-done course. It provides tools and notions that help you connect strategy and sustainability and provide you with a fresh view on many important topics. Recommended.

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By Virginie C

Feb 17, 2023

Un cours intéressant mais un peu trop orienté sur le marché américain.

J'y ai appris pas mal de choses comme les "Strategic Options" et le "Strategy Framework".

By dipankar m

Dec 19, 2023

Decent course to understand the asics of Sustainability Strategy. Including a few examples of real life strategy implementation would be very useful.

By Leung K W S

Dec 2, 2020

Good course from a strategist point of view. Suitable for learners with little socio-environmental science background.

By abha d

Apr 23, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed this course as someone who has always wanted to find a balance between business and strategy!

By Michael I

Feb 26, 2018

The final - week 6 - exercise didn't provide very clear instructions. Especially around the framework to be used.

By Sergio B

Oct 15, 2023

Good overview to get some fundamentals on how sustainability could be viewed in the context of business.

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


Nov 2, 2022

Pretty good course with some useful approaches for companies

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.