Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Enterprise

Concerns over climate change, ecological degradation and social injustice need to be considered as business risks. Companies cannot be sustainable in an unsustainable society, and the role of business must be to create economic, environmental and social value as a critical component of a broader socio-ecological system. Not only must business do no harm to ecosystems and society, it also needs to generate and protect natural and social capital.

Sustainable enterprise is a term now being used by organisations, both for profit and not-for-profit, that are integrating sustainable practices into their corporate and brand strategies whilst addressing both shareholder and stakeholder interests. This program aims to create a new generation of business leaders who contribute to the creation of sustainable enterprise by providing a framework for understanding the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Participants will learn how to manage organisations while creating a positive change in society through developing a better understanding of the role, dynamics and impact of business in the creation of economic, environmental and social value.

Griffith Business School was the first Australian university to sign up to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education and is a member of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative. Griffith University is a signatory to the UN Global Compact.

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