21226 Sustainable Enterprise
This subject considers one of the most pressing issues for business in the 21st century: the increasing importance of civic governance and the rising awareness of the earth's limits. The subject critically analyses and examines the social and ecological assumptions that underpin commercial activities in contemporary society and reviews the current global performance of business in terms of human and ecological sustainability. The subject provides students with opportunities to expand their personal horizons and develop understanding of both aspects of sustainability. There is an introduction to how the sustainable enterprise might operate at three different levels: individual, organisational and societal. A number of different frameworks for considering sustainability are introduced and students are given a range of practical methods for improving corporate performance and measurement in the three key areas of economic, social and ecological reform.