The Open University
Thinking about sustainable business systemically
The Open University

Thinking about sustainable business systemically

This course is part of Sustainability for business success Specialization

Taught in English

Haider Ali

Instructor: Haider Ali

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

12 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Go beyond the limitations of existing methodologies and business design approaches to serve complex ecosystem needs and problems

  • Design and implement new sustainable business concepts and business models grounded in People, Planet, Profit and Progress centric thinking and doing

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March 2024

Assessments

9 assignments

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

12 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 4 modules in this course

This week, you will learn about the benefits of a circular economy and examine what steps you should take to frame a specific challenge before you attempt to solve it.

What's included

2 videos11 readings2 assignments1 discussion prompt

This week, you will address complex issues within multi-stakeholder settings, often with divergent perspectives. You will learn how to create, map and analyse problems across stakeholders using systems thinking to understand complex dynamics and their interrelatedness across your chosen challenge space.

What's included

1 video14 readings3 assignments1 discussion prompt

This week, you will pick up threads from the three preceding lessons and move on to building a systems map related to your challenge space.

What's included

6 readings2 assignments

This week, you will decide what to include and exclude from your map given the underlying complexities of your stakeholder ecosystem, and decide where you might need to intervene within your system.

What's included

6 readings2 assignments1 discussion prompt

Instructor

Haider Ali
The Open University
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