SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentGraduate Institute of Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property Management, MA Program(TIM), First Year Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property Management, MA Program(TIM), Second Year
Course NameCorporate Sustainability Management and Strategy
InstructorKO YU-CHIA
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
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週次



Week



/日期



Date



課程主題



Topic



課程內容與指定閱讀



Content and Reading Assignment



教學活動與作業

Teaching

Activities

and

Homework



學習投入時間

Student workload

expectation



課堂講授

In-class

Hours



課程前後

Outside-of

class Hours



1: 2/20



Course Overview



Course Syllabus and Policy



Lecture and discussion



3



3



2: 2/27



Why Sustainability Matters? What is to be sustained?




  • Kates et al. (2005). What is sustainable development?



Lecture, term project assignment and grouping



3



6



3: 3/5



Key Knowledge and Concepts of Sustainability and Sustainable Development




  • Costanza. (1989). What is ecological economics?



Lecture and discussion



3



6



4: 3/12



Sustainability and Business: Why is Sustainability an Important Problem for Business?




  • Porter & Kramer. (2011). Creating Shared Value.

  • Porter & Kramer. (2006). Strategy & Society: The Link Between Competitive Advantage and CSR.



Lecture and discussion



3



6



5: 3/19



Climate Change and Business Transformation




  • Bumpus et al. (2014). Carbon Governance, Climate Change and Business Transformation.



Lecture and discussion



3



6



6: 3/26



Developing Corporate Sustainable Competitive Advantage and Strategy




  • Peteros & Rainey. (2015). The BMW Group's Journey to Leadership in Sustainable Development Practice.



Lecture and discussion



3



6



7: 4/2



Public Holiday (清明節補假)



 



 



 



8: 4/9



Sustainability-Oriented Innovation




  • Geradts & Bocken. (2019). Driving Sustainability-Oriented Innovation.



Lecture and discussion



3



6



9: 4/16



Mid-term Project Presentation



Mid-term project progress presentations



Group presentation and discussion



3



6



10: 4/23



Consumer Demand for Sustainability




  • White et al. (2019). The Elusive Green Consumer.



Lecture and discussion



3



6



11: 4/30



Sustainable Supply Chain Management




  • Linton et al. (2007). Sustainable supply chains: An introduction.



Lecture and discussion



3



6



12: 5/7



Independent Study




  • Field work for term project



彈性授課



 



 



13: 5/14



Corporate Environmental Management Systems (EMS)




  • Melnyk et al. (2003). Assessing the impact of EMS on corporate and environmental performance.

  • Steger. (2000). EMS: Empirical Evidence and Further Perspectives.



Lecture and discussion



3



6



14: 5/21



Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility




  • Carroll. (1999). Corporate Social Responsibility - Evolution of a Definitional Construct.



Lecture and discussion



3



6



15: 5/28



Corporate Sustainability Marketing and Reporting




  • Global Reporting Initiative. (2015). G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.



Lecture and discussion



3



6



16: 6/4



Business Engagement with Public Policy for Sustainability




  • Winston. (2019). Corporate Action on Climate Change Has to Include Lobbying.



Lecture and discussion



3



6



17: 6/11



Term Project Presentation; Course Review & Wrap-up



Term project final presentations



Group presentation and discussion



3



6



18: 6/18



Independent Study




  • Term project final report completion



彈性授課



 



 




Requirements:




  • Teaching Activities



The in-class lecture of this course contains both lecturing and discussion; therefore, students are required to be prepared and participate in class discussion. Please see the above weekly course schedule for each week's reading assignments. Textbooks are also assigned for references. Students are expected to form into groups for pre-class discussion, and to work on a term project. Each team member should contribute equally to the group, while your contribution will also be evaluated by your team members.



 




  • Homework



Each student should individually complete a one-page A4 memorandum (memo) each week for the week's topic and assigned reading materials. You will hand in the memos in class the day the topic and reading are discussed. No late memorandums will be accepted. The memorandum should be typed, 11- or 12-point font size, double-spaced, with normal margins, pitch, etc. and should not exceed one page.



 




  • Student Workload Expectation



This course requires 3 hours of class time each week, while each student should spend 6 hours studying outside of class, including preparation and review.



 




  • Independent Study (彈性授課)



In order for students to employ the knowledge, concepts, frameworks and tools to real cases with corporate sustainability management and strategy, this course requires students to conduct a team-based term project, and thus arranges independent studies for students to carry out the projects. The first independent study is designed for field work such as conducting expert interviews, while the second one is designed to analyze collected data and complete the project final report.



 




  • Term Project Presentation and Report



For the term project, students are expected to select a real case in the field of corporate sustainability management and strategy, and conduct a critical study on it. The purpose of this project is for student to explore the applications and practices of corporate sustainability management and strategy. Apart from secondary literature, students are suggested to conduct interviews with companies or organizations to collect data/information for the term project.



The term project includes three segments, including mid-term project presentation, final project presentation, and final project report.



1. Mid-term Project Presentation



(Presentation on 4/16/2020; Presentation slides due on 4/13/2020 at 23:59pm)



Each group will have 15 minutes to present the progress of their project, followed by 5 minutes Q&A. The presentation is suggested to start with the areas of study and motivation to study on these areas. The group leader should submit the presentation slides by deadline.



2. Final Project Presentation



(Presentation on 6/11/2020; Presentation slides due on 6/8/2020 at 23:59pm)



The team should prepare a 20 minutes presentation to introduce your case and analysis, followed by 10 minutes Q&A. The group leader should submit the presentation slides by deadline.



3. Final Project Report (Due on 6/18/2020 at 23:59pm)



Each group is required to submit a written report that contains a cover page. The report should be 20 to 30 pages in length (excluding tables, figures, and references). References should be properly cited. The group leader should submit the report (in Word or PDF format) by deadline.



 




  • Course Policies:




  1. Assignment and Grading:




  • Assignment is due exactly at the prescribed time. NO late assignment is accepted.

  • Any questions regarding the grading of an assignment or report must be raised within one week after the score is made available.

  • All assignments and reports should be your original work/concept.

  • The grading policy will be strictly enforced. NO make-up examination/assignment will be provided.

  • Students are responsible for their own learning and performance. The outcome will be reflected on your final grade. The lecturer is not responsible on any of student’s arguments and will not change the grade.




  1. Attendance:




  • The attendance will be recorded in every single class.

  • If you come in class late or leave early, your attendance counts a half only.

  • Student leave (whether casual or sick leave) exceeding 3 classes in the semester will automatically results in FAIL in the final grade. Please follow the university’s formal procedure for taking a leave, and notify the instructor by email beforehand or as soon as possible.




  1. Seating: You are required to present your name tent in front of your seat for helping the lecturer record the attendance and in-class performance.

  2. Penalty for cheating and plagiarism will be extremely severe. Use your best judgment. If you are not sure about certain activities, please consult the instructor. Standard academic honesty procedure will be followed, while active cheating and/or plagiarism automatically result in a FAIL in the final grade.

  3. You are expected to come prepared to discuss the assigned readings for every class and responsible for everything discussed in class. Note your attendance and participation counts. You may receive a zero for absence or lack of participation.

  4. Using laptop, tablet PC or mobile/smart phone is prohibited in this class unless instructor request for lecturing purpose.

  5. Pay very careful attention to your e-mail correspondence. It reflects your communication skills. Avoid use non-standard English in your e-mail message. In addition, it is recommended to indicate the class name and a brief summary of your question in the e-mail subject. For example, Subject: CSMS - A question on homework. I immediately discard anonymous e-mails.

  6. The ringing, beeping, buzzing of cell phones during class time is extremely rude and disruptive to your fellow students and to the class flow. Please turn all cell phones off or into silent mode prior to the start of class.

  7. For any disability accommodations needed for the course, please do not hesitate to notify the instructor for assistance.

  8. Information on this syllabus is subject to change with prior announcement. Any updates on the syllabus such as course topic, content or reading materials will be posted by Sunday for next class.



 


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

N/A


Requirement/Grading

  • In-class participation 30% (individual-based)

  • Homework assignment 20% (individual-based)

  • Term project 50% (group-based with consideration of individual participation)

    • Mid-term project presentation 15%

    • Final project presentation 15%

    • Final project report 20%




Textbook & Reference

Bumpus, A., Tansey, J., Pérez Henríquez, B. & Okereke, C. (2014). Carbon Governance, Climate Change and Business Transformation. London: Routledge.



Carroll, A. B. (1999). Corporate Social Responsibility - Evolution of a Definitional Construct. Business & Society, 38(3), 268-295.



Costanza, R. (1989). What is ecological economics? Ecological Economics, 1(1), 1-7.



· Geradts, T.H.J. and Bocken, N.M.P. (2019). Driving Sustainability-Oriented Innovation. MIT Sloan Management Review 60, no. 2 (winter 2019).



Global Reporting Initiative. (2015). G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. Amsterdam: Global Reporting Initiative.



Kates, R. W., Parris, T. M., & Leiserowitz, A. A. (2005). What is sustainable development? Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 47(3), 8-21.



Linton, J.D. et al. (2007). Sustainable supply chains: An introduction. Journal of Operations Management 25(6): 1075-82, doi:10.1016/j.jom.2007.01.012.



Melnyk, S. A., Sroufe, R. P., & Calantone, R. (2003). Assessing the impact of environmental management systems on corporate and environmental performance. Journal of Operations Management, 21, 329-351.



Peteros & Rainey. (2015). The BMW Group's Journey to Leadership in Sustainable Development Practice: Integrating Engineering Design and Strategic Thinking. SAGE Business Cases.



Porter, M. E., & Kramer, M. R. (2006). Strategy & Society: The Link Between Competitive Advantage and Corporate Social Responsibility. Harvard Business Review, 84(12), 78-92.



Porter, M. E., & Kramer, M. R. (2011). Creating Shared Value. Harvard Business Review, 89(1/2), 62-77.



Steger, U. (2000). Environmental Management Systems: Empirical Evidence and Further Perspectives. European Management Journal, 18(1), 23-37.



White, K., Hardisty, D.J. & Habib, R. (2019). The Elusive Green Consumer. Harvard Business Review, July–August 2019 Issue.



Winston, A. (2019). Corporate Action on Climate Change Has to Include Lobbying. Harvard Business Review, October 15, 2019.



 


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