About this Course

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: The Snowflake Ski Basin case - 8 to 12 hours. Your own proposal - 10 to 20 hours (maybe more?)....

English

Subtitles: English

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: The Snowflake Ski Basin case - 8 to 12 hours. Your own proposal - 10 to 20 hours (maybe more?)....

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
16 minutes to complete

Introduction to the Capstone Class

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1 video (Total 6 min), 1 reading
1 reading
Introduction to the Capstone class (START HERE)10m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Snowflake Ski Basin case

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4 videos (Total 43 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Ski Lifts and Snow Making2m
Some Ski Videos1m
Interview: Gregg Ralph, VP Marketing and Sales, Purgatory Ski Resort36m
2 readings
Assignment: Snowflake Ski Basin (START HERE)10m
Snowflake Ski Basin Case10m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Develop a proposal for your company or organization

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1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Develop a Proposal for your Organization (Start Here)10m

Instructors

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John Byrd

Senior Instructor
Managing for Sustainable & Finance
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Kenneth Bettenhausen

Professor
Management

About University of Colorado System

The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond....

About the Become a Sustainable Business Change Agent Specialization

About the course This specialization is for anyone who would like to improve how their company or organization impacts the environment, people and communities. We will introduce you to some of the key concepts and tools of sustainable business, then teach you how to be an effective change agent. By the end of the specialization you will have the skills to create an effective sustainability proposal and know who you have to convince, and what they need to be convinced. The Classes Class 1: First Steps in Making the Business Case for Sustainability Identifying a good first project, writing an effective proposal, financial analysis & sustainable thinking. Class 2: More on Change and Sustainability Implementing change, green design, sustainability reporting, examples from practitioners/ Class 3: Sustainable Business: Big Issues, Big Changes Climate change, carbon footprinting, Context-based sustainability and science-based targets, water and energy, workplace sustainability issues, and supply chain impacts. Class 4: Comprehensive Case The capstone class haps you put all the pieces together as you produce a complete proposal for change! This proposal can be based on a case we have written or for your organization, or both....
Become a Sustainable Business Change Agent

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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