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About the course

This specialization is for anyone who would like to improve how their company or organization impacts the environment, people and communities. We will introduce you to some of the key concepts and tools of sustainable business, then teach you how to be an effective change agent. By the end of the specialization you will have the skills to create an effective sustainability proposal and know who you have to convince, and what they need to be convinced.

The Classes

Class 1: First Steps in Making the Business Case for Sustainability

Identifying a good first project, writing an effective proposal, financial analysis & sustainable thinking.

Class 2: More on Change and Sustainability

Implementing change, green design, sustainability reporting, examples from practitioners/

Class 3: Sustainable Business: Big Issues, Big Changes

Climate change, carbon footprinting, Context-based sustainability and science-based targets, water and energy, workplace sustainability issues, and supply chain impacts.

Class 4: Comprehensive Case

The capstone class haps you put all the pieces together as you produce a complete proposal for change! This proposal can be based on a case we have written or for your organization, or both.

Resultados profesionales del estudiante
50%
Comenzaste una nueva carrera profesional después de completar este programa especializado.
50%
Conseguiste un aumento de sueldo o ascenso.
Certificado para compartir
Obtén un certificado al finalizar
Cursos 100 % en línea
Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Cronograma flexible
Establece y mantén fechas de entrega flexibles.
Nivel intermedio
Aprox. 5 meses para completar
Sugerido 2 horas/semana
Inglés (English)
Subtítulos: Inglés (English)
Resultados profesionales del estudiante
50%
Comenzaste una nueva carrera profesional después de completar este programa especializado.
50%
Conseguiste un aumento de sueldo o ascenso.
Certificado para compartir
Obtén un certificado al finalizar
Cursos 100 % en línea
Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Cronograma flexible
Establece y mantén fechas de entrega flexibles.
Nivel intermedio
Aprox. 5 meses para completar
Sugerido 2 horas/semana
Inglés (English)
Subtítulos: Inglés (English)

Hay 4 cursos en este Programa Especializado

Curso1

Curso 1

First Steps in Making the Business Case for Sustainability

4.7
estrellas
52 calificaciones
21 revisiones
Curso2

Curso 2

More on Change and Sustainability

4.9
estrellas
18 calificaciones
8 revisiones
Curso3

Curso 3

Sustainable Business: Big Issues, Big Changes

4.6
estrellas
19 calificaciones
4 revisiones
Curso4

Curso 4

Capstone: Creating A Sustainability Proposal

5.0
estrellas
9 calificaciones
3 revisiones

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Preguntas Frecuentes

  • If you subscribed, you get a 7-day free trial during which you can cancel at no penalty. After that, we don’t give refunds, but you can cancel your subscription at any time. See our full refund policy.

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • The entire specialization is 4 classes. The first three are organized into 5 modules each. The last one is shorted. If you do a module a week, the specialization will require about 17 or 18 weeks.

    If you have time you could do several modules in a week and accelerate through the specialization.

  • We assume you are excited about trying to make your company or organization more sustainable and are wiling to invest some time and effort in obtaining the tools and skills to do that. No previous business training is required.

  • Yes, the courses build on one another so taking them in order is the best approach.

  • No, this is not an official University of Colorado Denver course.

  • We hope that you will be able to identify some ways your organization can be more sustainable, analyze one or more of those possible changes, and write a proposal that gets the change implemented. This may be corny, but we think tat after completing the specialization you will be ready to make the world a better place.

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