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Sustainable Management

Certificate in Sustainable Management

Cost: $459.00

CEU: 2.5

Access Time: 150 days

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Sustainability refers to the use of ecosystems and their resources in a manner that satisfies current needs without compromising the needs or options of future generations.

A sustainable business is one that generates profits for its owners, protects the environment, and improves the lives of the people with whom it interacts.

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This program covers several key topics, including:

·         The reasons for sustainability's increase in popularity

·         The connection between the environment and sustainability

·         The business case for embracing sustainable management within an organization

·         The role government regulation plays in sustainability efforts

·         Some criticisms of corporate sustainability

·         Applying sustainable management principles in the workplace

·         Applying the triple bottom line (TBL) concept and its three pillars of "People, Planet, and Profits" in organizations

·         Recognizing and implementing best practices for measuring sustainable management efforts

Our Ask the Expert feature connects you to a network of experts ready to answer any content-related questions you have. You can expect to receive a response within 24 to 48 hours, though some questions are answered the same day they are sent.

Upon successful completion, you can download a printable certificate of completion for this online course suite. The course has no textbooks or prerequisites.

Courses include:

·         An Overview of Sustainable Management

·         Corporate Social Responsibility

·         Measuring Sustainable Management Performance

·         Sustainable Management: Leadership Ethics

·         Triple Bottom Line Accounting

 

Please click on module titles for details

The modules below are included in the certificate program as a package, but are also designed to be standalone courses with individual course fees for those who wish to gain knowledge in a specific content area. Upon completing the course requirement, participants will be able to print out a certificate of completion.

An Overview of Sustainable Management

Cost: $99.00
CEU: .5
Access Time: 30 days
 

Sustainable management is managing a firm so that it generates profits for its owners, protects the environment, and improves the lives of the people with whom it interacts. The business case for sustainable management is that it can help a company's long-run profitability and success.

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Define sustainability and its application in an organizational setting
  • Describe the connection between the environment and sustainability
  • Explain the business case for sustainable management
  • Recognize the role of government regulation in corporate sustainability efforts
  • Discuss leadership in sustainable management
  • Outline the criticisms of corporate sustainability
  • Apply sustainable management principles to workplace scenarios

 

Target Audience: This course is designed for adult learners interested in advancing their understanding of sustainable management.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites

Estimated time to complete: 3-5 hours

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Cost: $99.00
CEU: .5
Access Time: 30 days
 

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the concept of organizations taking responsibility for their impact on society and the environment. Businesses which embrace CSR promote the public interest through what they do (for example, encouraging community growth and development) and what they refrain from doing (for example, eliminating or avoiding practices that harm stakeholders, regardless of whether such practices are legal). CSR is the inclusion of the public interest into corporate decision-making.

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Define corporate social responsibility (CSR) and explain how the concept has been broadened
  • Describe the moral and economic arguments for CSR
  • Outline the criticisms of CSR
  • Explain the role of CSR standards and how CSR is measured
  • Recognize the impact on corporations of their CSR performance
  • Outline best practices for CSR

 

Target Audience: This course is designed for adult learners interested in advancing their understanding of sustainable management.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites

Estimated time to complete: 3-5 hours

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.Overview of Sustainable Management

 

Measuring Sustainable Management Performance

Cost: $99.00
CEU: .5
Access Time: 30 days
 

Sustainable management is managing a firm so that it generates profits for its owners, protects the environment, and improves the lives of the people with whom it interacts. The business case for sustainable management is that it can help a company's long-run profitability and success.

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Define sustainability and its application in an organizational setting
  • Describe the connection between the environment and sustainability
  • Explain the business case for sustainable management
  • Recognize the role of government regulation in corporate sustainability efforts
  • Discuss leadership in sustainable management
  • Outline the criticisms of corporate sustainability
  • Apply sustainable management principles to workplace scenarios

 

Target Audience: This course is designed for adult learners interested in advancing their understanding of sustainable management.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites

Estimated time to complete: 3-5 hours

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Sustainable Management: Leadership Ethics

Cost: $99.00
CEU: .5
Access Time: 30 days
 

Leaders are increasingly being held responsible and accountable for the manner in which they lead--and if they are adhering to ethical behavior when they make decisions. Organizations have learned that the costs of unethical actions can be high, both legally, and from the perspective of brand image and reputation.

At the same time, research is showing that good business ethics translates to good business results. Leading in an ethical manner can provide a clear advantage in building a thriving enterprise.

This course reviews the key issues surrounding leadership and business ethics.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the role of ethics in the workplace and for leadership
  • Describe some of the major ethical frameworks used in developing business ethics
  • Discuss the use of ethical standards and ethics codes in the workplace
  • Recognize the role of leadership in setting the ethical tone for an organization
  • Apply ethical principles to workplace scenarios

 

Target Audience: This course is designed for adult learners interested in advancing their understanding of sustainable management.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites

Estimated time to complete: 3-5 hours

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Taking the Helm at Coastal Industries Simulation

Cost: $399.00
CEU: 1
Access Time: 180 days
 

Throughout this simulation, you will play the role of the new chief executive officer of Coastal Industries, a fictional manufacturer of industrial transformers. During the simulation, you will be asked to make a series of decisions as Coastal Industries adopts sustainable management practices. These decisions will involve the company's operations, its standing in the community, and its relations with local government and state and federal regulators. Each of your decisions will affect Coastal Industries in different ways. Your goal in the simulation is to optimize positive scores across the following leadership factors:

You will be asked to make a series of decisions during the simulation, and each decision will impact the project in different ways. Your goal in the simulation is to optimize positive scores across the following project management factors:

  • Leadership Performance
  • Board Support
  • Employee Relations
  • Social Responsibility
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Environmental Practices
  • Financial Performance

This simulation is meant to sharpen your understanding of the key leadership skills necessary for effective sustainable management. Those skills include:

  • Taking charge as a new leader
  • Balancing competing concerns, such as management/employee preferences, community interests, and financial needs
  • Dealing with controversial decisions and the potential for negative responses both internally and externally
  • Analyzing financial data and using that information to make educated decisions
  • Managing organizational change
  • Understanding the relationship between corporate responsibility and the community
  • Assessing sustainability practices and measuring their organizational and financial impacts
  • Finding compromises that meet short and long-term financial objectives

Target Audience: This simulation is designed for adult learners with some knowledge of sustainable management practices.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites

Estimated time to complete: 10 hours

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Triple Bottom Line Accounting

Cost: $99.00
CEU: .5
Access Time: 30 days
 

In order to pursue the goal of sustainability, corporate and government leaders must manage companies and economies in terms of balancing and optimizing the triple bottom line of social, environmental, and economic impacts. The Triple Bottom Line concept, also known as the "3Ps" ("People, Planet, and Profit"), is both a metaphor for thinking about sustainability as well as the basis for a practical framework for accounting and reporting on organizations' activities and impacts. The TBL concept borrows the well-known and widely accepted idea of financial accounting and its "bottom line" and expands it.

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Explain the triple bottom line (TBL) concept and its three pillars of "People, Planet, and Profits"
  • Describe the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) TBL accounting framework
  • Explain how economic, environmental, and social performance indicators are developed
  • Discuss how TBL accounting measures an organization's sustainability performance
  • Outline the criticisms of TBL accounting
  • Describe best practices for TBL accounting

Target Audience: This course is designed for adult learners interested in advancing their understanding of sustainable management.

Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites

Estimated time to complete: 3-5 hours

Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.