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Sustainable Business
0.50 Credit(s)
This course focuses on sustainable business, and provides (3rd or) 4th year Design students with the opportunity to develop a sustainable business plan; it is a vital part of the education of any designer to understand the business side of design production and development – sustainable design criteria is becoming currency in design development, with the ‘Triple Bottom Line’ being the most widely adopted model. Students will explore case studies of multinationals in the major resource and service sectors including mining, forestry, and consumer products such as electronics. Various strategies of environmental management will be explored, including corporate social responsibility, extended producer responsibility, product ‘take-back, and service economies.
Regulations, standards, and other drivers for sustainable business will be covered. Students will develop a broad knowledge of the challenges and opportunities for business in the ‘environmental
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