GBM700 - Eco-Productivity in the Workplace I

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Subject Title
Eco-Productivity in the Workplace I

Subject Description
Through case studies, field work and independent research, students acquire the language, framework, and tools necessary to complete a corporate green business report card. Students research the incentive programs, loans and grants available to improve business productivity. Students receive an understanding of government jurisdictions, regulatory agencies, legislation and the leverage points to influence these as well as other stakeholder analyses. Students define and design change management strategies for clients in transition to sustainable business practices. Students will identify and manage key data associated with environmental sustainability. Students identify key factors around investment decisions and risk factors.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of integrating energy conservation and sustainability into a corporate agenda.
  2. Develop criteria for a 'Green Business Report Card' for local businesses that includes recommendations and implementation strategies to reduce a company's ecological footprint.
  3. Design an easy-to-follow, cost-effective energy report card for a business or non-profit group.
  4. Create recommendations for additional sustainable business practice strategies based on an evaluation of a multi-national corporation's green business practices.
  5. Develop strategies to communicate, share and promote the message of sustainability.
  6. Develop, understand, and appreciate the dynamics of change in the workplace.
  7. Critique companies that have integrated and incorporated energy conservation and sustainability into their corporate agenda.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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