ENVIRON 208 - Business and the Natural Environment
Winter 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: SNE Program in the Environment
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Waitlist Notes:
For information about the waitlist, please contact the professor Sara Soderstrom (capasb@umich.edu)
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
For information on drop/add deadlines, see the Office of the Registrar and search Registration Deadlines.

Description

This course is an introduction to business and sustainability. This course starts with an overview of the triple bottom line framework, in which corporations take into account social and environmental performance in addition to financial performance. Then we will focus on contemporary business activities that address society and the natural environment. We will read influential research papers that integrate sociology, psychology, and economic theories to evaluate different business strategies and approaches to sustainability. We will discuss the role of society and the natural environment on business management and strategy, operations, supply chain, product innovation, and marketing. Throughout this course, my goal is to provide you with an understanding of a variety of activities that corporations take to address sustainability challenges and to help you develop the skills to critically analyze these corporate activities and recognize strengths and weaknesses in different corporate strategies.

Course Requirements:

The final grade is composed of:
Course contribution, case analysis responses, sustainability report analysis, industry analysis, and a final case analysis.

Class Format:

Two one-hour lectures/week, plus a 1 hr discussion

Schedule

ENVIRON 208 - Business and the Natural Environment
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
21152
Open
163
 
-
MW 9:00AM - 10:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
002 (DIS)
 In Person
21153
Open
4
5Y1 or Y2
4Enrollment Management
21Ugrd
-
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
003 (DIS)
 In Person
21154
Open
16
10Y1 or Y2
4Enrollment Management
24Ugrd
-
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
004 (DIS)
 In Person
21155
Open
1
7Y1 or Y2
4Enrollment Management
20Ugrd
-
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
005 (DIS)
 In Person
21715
Open
11
7Y1 or Y2
4Enrollment Management
23Ugrd
-
Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
006 (DIS)
 In Person
22146
Open
6
8Y1 or Y2
-
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
007 (DIS)
 In Person
22600
Closed
0
 
-
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
008 (DIS)
 In Person
23315
Open
15
 
-
Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
009 (DIS)
 In Person
23490
Open
12
 
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
010 (DIS)
 In Person
23491
Open
13
 
-
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
011 (DIS)
 In Person
25893
Open
17
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
012 (DIS)
 In Person
31611
Open
19
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
013 (DIS)
 In Person
31612
Open
13
 
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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