As the role of business becomes increasingly important in the fight against climate change, the module on Sustainability and Non-market Strategy aims to highlight the importance of sustainability in business.
Students in this module will evaluate 1) the various drivers behind sustainability such as cost savings, growth opportunities, innovation, differentiation, and competitive advantage for motivations that can range from environmental to strategic; 2) how companies respond by integrating sustainability into their strategy, setting goals and standards, as well as different shades of green; and 3) when firms maximize social, environmental, and economic value from solving sustainability issues. Sustainability and Non-market Strategy thus refers to decisions regarding issues of Environment, Social, and Governance issues that firms face, and how firms respond to these challenges.
This module should be of value for students interested in issues of sustainability, corporate social responsibility, leadership, and corporate strategy for a world adapting to climate change challenges. In order to achieve these goals, the module will cover topics such as UN Sustainable Development Goals, economics of climate change, CSR, greenwashing, leadership in sustainability, emerging technologies, corporate political activity, and role of government.
The module aims to develop critical thinking skills that are useful to identify and analyse challenges and opportunities in sustainability, as well as become responsible leaders and effective agents of social change.
The module will take a strategic approach to understanding sustainability, examine recent research to analyse critical, ethical, and managerial issues in issues of sustainability.
The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:
The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:
The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:
For information see § 17.
|Name of exam||Sustainability and Non-Market Strategy|
|Type of exam|
Written examIndividual examination.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Danish title||Bæredygtighed og ikke-markedsrettet strategi|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Economics and Business Administration|
|Department||AAU Business School|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities|