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Sustainable Business – Managing the Triple Bottom Line Free Course

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  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • In the free online course Sustainable Business – Managing the Triple Bottom Line learn how modern businesses are adopting sustainable business practices to become resilient over time by being connected to healthy economic, social and environmental systems.

    The course begins by introducing you to the concept of sustainability and sustainable business practices and explains why running a sustainable business is an increasingly popular and beneficial venture. Next, you will learn about the Triple Bottom Line; a business’s contribution to social justice, environmental quality, and economic prosperity. You will learn how all businesses rely on the sustainability of the world’s resources in order to succeed and thrive so it is in their long-term interest to address the Triple Bottom Line. You will learn different ways in which sustainable businesses improve their social, environmental and economic impact and how that can help the business itself and the wider community surrounding the business.

    Finally, you are introduced to the science behind sustainable businesses. You will learn about different theories that relate to economic growth and impact on business sustainability. You will learn how sustainability involves having an understanding of the relationship between business, humanity, and nature. You will also learn about the Earth’s ecosystems and the importance of healthy ecosystems to human society. You will be introduced to key resources that support the earth and why a sustainable business should consider the impact of their actions on those key resources. You will learn about different threats to ecosystems that have been caused by human activities, thus emphasising the importance of running a sustainable business.

    This free course will be of great interest to business professionals and eco-entrepreneurs who would like to learn how sustainable business practices can benefit the economic activity of the business itself and also the wider social community and ecosystems.

  • Having completed this course you will be able to:
    - Describe what is meant by sustainability and its relationship to running a business;
    - Discuss the importance of running a business that is sustainable;
    - Describe what is meant by the term "triple bottom line";
    - Describe what may happen if a business does not focus on their triple bottom line;
    - Describe what is meant by the social, environmental and economic impact of a business;
    - Discuss ways in which a business addresses their social, environmental and economic impact
    - Discuss the two common views of growth, limits to growth, and no limits to growth;
    - Describe basic concepts of Earth’s history and ecology;
    - Identify key natural resources;
    - Recognize the interaction between ecosystem services and human well-being;
    - Identify threats to ecosystems from human activities;
    - Recognize what factors affect climate change.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 4 )
  • SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - MANAGING THE TRIPLE BOTTOM...
  • Module 1: Introduction to Sustainable Business
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Defining Sustainability
    • The Triple Bottom Line
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: The Triple Bottom Line
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Social Impact
    • Environmental Impact
    • Economic Impact
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: The Science of Sustainability
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Limits to Growth
    • History of Earth
    • Earth's Resources
    • Human Activity Impacts on Ecosystems
    • Lesson Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 4: Sustainable Business – Managing the Triple Bottom Line Assessment
    • Sustainable Business - Managing the Triple Bottom Line Assessment
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 1: Introduction to Sustainable Business
In this module you will learn about the relationship between sustainability and running a business. You will be introduced to the term "triple bottom line" and its importance.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 2: The Triple Bottom Line
In this module you will learn what is meant by the social, environmental and economic impacts of running a business. You will learn ways in which a business can address their social, environmental and economic impact.
Topics List ( 6 )
Module 3: The Science of Sustainability
In this module you will learn about common views of economic growth and how they relate to sustainability in business. You will learn about the Earth’s history and key natural resources and the threats to ecosystems from human activities.
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Module 4: Sustainable Business – Managing the Triple Bottom Line Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    Saylor Foundation

  • Video

    No

  • Audio

    No

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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