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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Climate and Carbon Footprinting

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Reading
5 videos (Total 55 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Lesson 2: Climate change in 4 Numbers11m
Lesson 3: Carbon Footprinting - GWPs and Scopes8m
Lesson 4: Carbon Footprinting Example - Paradise Slice Pizza10m
Christina Volpi - Denver Zoo Carbon Footprint13m
Reading2 readings
Welcome to Class 3 (Start Here)10m
Readings and Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Climate and Carbon Footprinting20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Context-Based Sustainability and Science-Based Targets

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Reading
4 videos (Total 35 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Lesson 2: Climate Policies - Cap-And-Trade9m
Lesson 3: Climate Policies - Carbon Tax8m
Lesson 4: Putting an Internal Price on Carbon9m
Reading1 reading
Readings and Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Context, Internal Carbon Pricing, and Climate Policies20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Water and Energy

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Reading
5 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Lesson 2: Water Disclosure8m
Lesson 3: Water Risk and Disclosure6m
Rich Donley - West Building Solar and Boilers9m
Ray Pierotti - Mr. LED! La Plata Electric Association Lighting Specialist16m
Reading1 reading
Readings and Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Water and Renewable Energy20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Workplace and Community Issues

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Reading
4 videos (Total 40 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Lesson 2: Employee Benefits6m
Liliana Tenney - Workplace Health and Sustainability13m
Beth Drum - Alpine Bank on Work-Life Balance12m
Reading2 readings
Workplace Resources10m
Workplace Readings and Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Workplace and Community Quiz14m

Instructors

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John Byrd

Senior Instructor
Managing for Sustainable & Finance
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Kenneth Bettenhausen

Professor
Management

About University of Colorado System

The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond....

About the Become a Sustainable Business Change Agent Specialization

About the course This specialization is for anyone who would like to improve how their company or organization impacts the environment, people and communities. We will introduce you to some of the key concepts and tools of sustainable business, then teach you how to be an effective change agent. By the end of the specialization you will have the skills to create an effective sustainability proposal and know who you have to convince, and what they need to be convinced. The Classes Class 1: First Steps in Making the Business Case for Sustainability Identifying a good first project, writing an effective proposal, financial analysis & sustainable thinking. Class 2: More on Change and Sustainability Implementing change, green design, sustainability reporting, examples from practitioners/ Class 3: Sustainable Business: Big Issues, Big Changes Climate change, carbon footprinting, Context-based sustainability and science-based targets, water and energy, workplace sustainability issues, and supply chain impacts. Class 4: Comprehensive Case The capstone class haps you put all the pieces together as you produce a complete proposal for change! This proposal can be based on a case we have written or for your organization, or both....
Become a Sustainable Business Change Agent

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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