|Semester||Spring Semester, 2020|
|Department||Graduate 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 Name||Corporate Sustainability Management and Strategy|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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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