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Diploma in Sustainable Business - Revised

Environmental Studies
Free Course
Learn how running a sustainable business benefits the environment, society, and the economy.
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  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Gain a broad overview of the key concepts of sustainability by studying the course Diploma in Sustainable Business. It highlights some of the benefits, opportunities and challenges related to sustainable business practices. It also discusses many real-world business examples of sustainability in action.

The course begins by introducing you to the principle of sustainability and sustainable business and explaining why running a sustainable business is a popular and beneficial venture. You will learn about the Triple Bottom Line; a business’s contribution to social justice, environmental quality, and economic prosperity and how it is addressed by the sustainable business. You will learn the science behind business sustainability. You will learn how sustainability involves having an understanding of the relationship between business, humanity, and nature.

You will also learn about Earth's history and ecology and the importance of healthy ecosystems to human society. You will learn why a sustainable business should consider the impact of their actions on the earth's key resources. Next, you will be introduced to the concept of accountability in business and learn why accountability is essential in running a sustainable business. You will learn how businesses use sustainability reporting in order to communicate and be accountable for their actions. You will learn about how sustainable businesses deal with human resource issues. You will learn about the relationship between finance and running a sustainable business. The course continues by introducing you to the process of entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs can run sustainable businesses whilst undertaking sustainable practices.

This Diploma course will be of great interest to business professionals, marketers, and eco-entrepreneurs who would like to know what is involved in running a sustainable business and how this can benefit the economy, society, and the environment.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Define the term business sustainability
  • Describe what the term “triple bottom line” means
  • Examine the social, environmental and economic impact of a business
  • Define the value of sustainability reporting
  • Examine the process of product life cycle management 
  • Describe a sustainable business’s recruitment and selection process
  • Discuss the role of entrepreneurship in sustainable business
  • Explain the role of innovation in sustainable business
  • Define how sustainability works in the marketing mix
  • Identify the market barriers to sustainable products
  • Discuss the risks associated with sustainability marketing

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive to you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Diploma courses:

Digital Diploma - a downloadable Diploma in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma that is posted to you (with FREE standard shipping worldwide)
Framed Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma in a stylish frame that is posted to you (with FREE standard shipping worldwide)

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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