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Business and Sustainable Development

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay via Swayam


With the advent of emerging climate economy, it is essential for companies to be aware of not only the threats to business-as-usual from changes in the physical and regulatory environments, but also the unique opportunities to achieve competitive advantage from acting proactively in this area. The underlying rationale for the course is to present a vision of the way in which firms include sustainable development as a key component of the decision-making process. It covers briefings on specific sustainable development topics from a business perspective, strategies, tools to incorporate the principle of sustainability into everyday business activities and business opportunities arising from sustainable development.INTENDED AUDIENCE : Bachelors and Master’s in management, Commerce and Social Sciences/final year engineeringINDUSTRY SUPPORT : This would be relevant for all these industry professionals who are engaged in initial stage of their sustainability journey.


Week-1 : Introduction to Sustainability, Key issues, Business Implication and Firm’s response
Week-2 : Sustainability Tools: Assessment, Management and Reporting Tools
Week-3 : Sustainability Standards and Strategies Week-4 : Beyond firms, Regulation, Market, New perspective towards Sustainability

Taught by

Prof. Trupti Mishra

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