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Designing for Environmental Sustainability and Social Impact

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Overview

This course was designed for social entrepreneurs, conservation specialists, or corporate innovators who want to apply entrepreneurial mindsets and methodologies to address challenges related to environmental sustainability and social impact.

This is a hands-on, project-based course that consists of weekly readings, videos, and workshops. In the first week of the course, you will select an environmental challenge to explore. In each workshop, you will apply the concepts you learned in the reading to propose solutions to the environmental challenge.

The course features insights from Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature ConservancyVien Truong, CEO of Green for All; and Michael Kobori, Vice President of Sustainability for Levi Strauss & Co. It also shares case studies from social entrepreneurs and conservation organizations around the world. 

 

 

 

Syllabus

MODULE 1: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN POVERTY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

MODULE 2: SYSTEMS THINKING

MODULE 3: CIRCULAR ECONOMY

MODULE 4: BEHAVIOR CHANGE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

MODULE 5: NATURAL CAPITAL AND MAKING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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