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Sustainable Business - Managing Finances, Human Resources and Accountability

Environmental Studies
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Learn about managing finances, human resources and accountability in a sustainable business.

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The course Sustainable Business - Managing Finances, Human Resources and Accountability will teach you how modern businesses display their sustainability efforts to the public and how they make sure sustainable practices are undertook at all levels of the organization. Such efforts can give a business a competitive advantage by acknowledging and addressing social, environmental, and economic impacts throughout the business.

The course begins by introducing you to the concept of accountability in business and explains why accountability is essential to run a sustainable business. You will learn how businesses use sustainability reporting in order to communicate and be accountable for their actions. Next, you will learn about how sustainable businesses deal with human resource issues in order to create a corporate culture that ensures sustainability is valued and maintained throughout the business.

Finally, you will learn about the relationship between finance and running a sustainable business. You will learn about financial incentives to running a sustainable business. You will learn about investment opportunities that are socially responsible and good for your business. You will learn about the insurance industry’s interest in sustainability and their efforts to address social, environmental, and economic impacts that businesses have.

This course will be of great interest to business professionals and eco-entrepreneurs who would like to learn the benefits of running a sustainable business and the efforts that businesses go to in ensuring that they have a positive impact on the world.

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Discuss business and organizational accountability; - Discuss the value of sustainability reporting; - Describe life cycle management and the phases of a product life cycle; - Discuss the key considerations in carbon and water footprint analysis; - Describe a sustainable business’s recruitment and selection process; - Describe a sustainable business’s approach to training and performance appraisal; - Discuss how sustainability impacts various activities associated with finance; - Discuss green and socially responsible investment opportunities. - and explain why the insurance industry is interested in sustainability.

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