11.383J / 15.662J / ESD.278J
Managing Sustainable Businesses for People and Profits

Examines opportunities and challenges involved in building and growing businesses that achieve high financial performance and returns to society. An anchor course for the social dimensions of sustainability and serves as an elective Sloans Sustainability Certificate program. Through readings, cases, simulations and class visits from industry leaders, students explore the underlying principles and business practices that help to secure that alignment between business health and societal wellbeing. Students participate in a team project with a firm that is addressing a sustainability challenge. Students can arrange with the instructor to take the full semester course for the 12 units or the first half term for 6 units.