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What you will learn

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    New models of how to run an effective business that makes the world a better place

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    Corporate responsibility, philanthropy, and building sustainable value

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    Creating value for stakeholders through conscious capitalism and stakeholder theory

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    How to develop a business idea that makes money and makes the world a better place

Skills you will gain

Business ModelManagementStakeholder TheoryEnvironmental EconomicsEntrepreneurship

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Business in Society: The Problem

We will begin the course learning the dominant story of business and discussing the four flaws in the dominant story. We will learn about the global financial crisis and how a new story is now emerging. ...
6 videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
The Dominant Story of Business 6m
Four Flaws in the Dominant Story6m
The Fourth Flaw10m
The Global Financial Crisis5m
New Story is Emerging7m
1 reading
About the Professor10m
1 practice exercise
Business in Society: The Problem10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Corporate Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility

In our second module, we discuss both the histories and current issues surrounding corporate philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and the environmental crisis. ...
7 videos (Total 47 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
Corporate Philanthropy Current Issues 5m
Corporate Social Responsibility 7m
Corporate Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility: Next Steps 7m
The Environmental Crisis Argument 7m
The Shades of Green Argument8m
The Challenges of Environmentalism 5m
1 practice exercise
Corporate Responsibility, Philanthropy and Building Sustainable Value: The Role of Capitalism in Society10m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Creating Value for Stakeholders

In our third module, we look at the stakeholder approach to business, it's purpose and what it looks like to create value for stakeholders....
7 videos (Total 76 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
It's Purpose, Not Profits 6m
The Interconnection and No Trade-off Principles 6m
The Friction Principle 6m
Examples of Creating Value for Stakeholders 17m
Conscious Capitalism 10m
Employee Engagement 17m
1 practice exercise
Creating Value for Stakeholders15m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Becoming a Stakeholder Entrepreneur

We close the course by learning how to become a stakeholder entrepreneur by discussing specific examples. This module concludes with an opportunity for what your next steps might be as a stakeholder entrepreneur....
6 videos (Total 28 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Husk Power 2m
Maggie's Ethical Auto Repair 5m
Red Goat Records and Passion 4m
Can One Person Make a Difference? 5m
Summary and Next Steps 3m
1 practice exercise
Becoming a Stakeholder Entrepreneur10m
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By CSNov 13th 2015

One of the most intriguing and thought-provoking courses I have ever done. I'm really pleased of finding and doing this course. It responds to my desire of doing good to society through business.

By JODec 28th 2017

We had always wanted to kick start something here in Nigeria but needed a core training on what to do and how to go about it. I am excited because the course stated core practical examples .

Instructor

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R. Edward Freeman

University Professor; Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration
Darden School of Business

About University of Virginia

A premier institution of higher education, The University of Virginia offers outstanding academics, world-class faculty, and an inspiring, supportive environment. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University is guided by his vision of discovery, innovation, and development of the full potential of students from all walks of life. Through these courses, global learners have an opportunity to study with renowned scholars and thought leaders....

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