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Course title Sustainable Business Innovation
Course code SSP5021
ECTS credits 5,0
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 30-10-2023 15-12-2023 X X
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Nancy Bocken, Clarence Bluntz
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Language of instruction English
Students who complete this module successfully will be able to:
* Demonstrate an advanced understanding of relevant concepts related to the field of sustainable innovation as well as the role of different business functions. (Knowledgeable and aware)
* Critically reflect on the business responses (Analytical thinker)
* Actively participate in discussions of business functions for sustainability based on scholarly literature and leadership responses. (Effective Communicator)
* Develop a sustainable business innovation case taking into account multiple business functions perspectives (Innovator, Effective Communicator)
This module will introduce students to theories and advanced functions of business and topics such as supply chain management, sustainable finance and environmental psychology. It reviews the core functions of business, such as R&D, production, supply chain management, marketing, and finance, and the leading sustainability responses. It features topics like environmental psychology as a lever to transform marketing for sustainability, and topics like sustainable supply chain management and sustainable finance. In this way, it explores how companies at the forefront of sustainability have transformed their business for sustainability and what leadership approaches might look like. Following a case study approach, this module discusses in depth the spectrum of sustainable innovations from a business perspective, with innovation at the technology, product, business model, value chain and systemic ecosystem level. It focuses on strategic responses by business to implement innovations at the different levels, with a different business function and key sustainability innovation considered each week. Recent developments such as the Circular and Sharing Economy will also be spotlighted.
Introduction to Sustainable Business (SSP5011)

Exchange students should refer to the International Relations Office via email in case they would like to register for this course: Only limited spots available, first-come first-serve principle.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Lecture
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Sustainability Science, Policy and Society - Business for Sustainability Core Course(s)
Master Sustainable Business: Leadership, Innovation and Management Compulsory Course(s)
SBE Exchange Master Master Exchange Courses