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    Beginner Level

    Approx. 14 hours to complete

    Suggested: 3 hours/week...

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    Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

    Week
    1
    2 hours to complete

    Climate and Carbon Footprinting

    5 videos (Total 55 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
    5 videos
    Lesson 2: Climate change in 4 Numbers11m
    Lesson 3: Carbon Footprinting - GWPs and Scopes8m
    Lesson 4: Carbon Footprinting Example - Paradise Slice Pizza10m
    Christina Volpi - Denver Zoo Carbon Footprint13m
    2 readings
    Welcome to Class 3 (Start Here)10m
    Readings and Resources10m
    1 practice exercise
    Climate and Carbon Footprinting20m
    Week
    2
    1 hour to complete

    Context-Based Sustainability and Science-Based Targets

    4 videos (Total 35 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
    4 videos
    Lesson 2: Climate Policies - Cap-And-Trade9m
    Lesson 3: Climate Policies - Carbon Tax8m
    Lesson 4: Putting an Internal Price on Carbon9m
    1 reading
    Readings and Resources10m
    1 practice exercise
    Context, Internal Carbon Pricing, and Climate Policies20m
    Week
    3
    1 hour to complete

    Water and Energy

    5 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
    5 videos
    Lesson 2: Water Disclosure8m
    Lesson 3: Water Risk and Disclosure6m
    Rich Donley - West Building Solar and Boilers9m
    Ray Pierotti - Mr. LED! La Plata Electric Association Lighting Specialist16m
    1 reading
    Readings and Resources10m
    1 practice exercise
    Water and Renewable Energy20m
    Week
    4
    1 hour to complete

    Workplace and Community Issues

    4 videos (Total 40 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
    4 videos
    Lesson 2: Employee Benefits6m
    Liliana Tenney - Workplace Health and Sustainability13m
    Beth Drum - Alpine Bank on Work-Life Balance12m
    2 readings
    Workplace Resources10m
    Workplace Readings and Resources10m
    1 practice exercise
    Workplace and Community Quiz14m
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    Top reviews from Sustainable Business: Big Issues, Big Changes

    By EMJun 30th 2019

    Happy to do this course, it will help me to establish the steps towards sustainability in my own company

    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

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    • 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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