102-0327-01L  Implementation of Environmental and other Sustainability Goals

SemesterHerbstsemester 2019
DozierendeA. E. Braunschweig
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
KommentarUmweltingenieurwissenschaften mit Modul Ecological Systems Design dürfen die 102-0327-01 (2KP) nicht belegen, da diese bereits in 102-0307-01 Advanced Environmental, Social and Economic Assessments (5KP) enthalten ist.

KurzbeschreibungHow to make sustainability operational, in industry, services and other organizations, by integrating environmental, social and economic aspects into an organisation's management and processes. The course contains both a management and a sustainability view - and how to combine them.
LernzielTo understand
.. key sustainability problems of the current economic system;
.. the management system of an organisation and how to improve its sustainability orientation;
.. how to measure environmental performance of an organisation, incl. company ecobalance and GHG balance;
.. life cycle costing from a sustainability viewpoint;
.. sustainability in supply chain management;
.. stakeholder management
InhaltWe meet by-weekly for 3-hour-meetings, containing lecture, discussion and small case studies.
Additionally, small case studies in-between courses will be given.
Course topics are:
-- How sustainability and the economy match and contradict
-- Sustainable Development and its meaning for Management
-- Management Standards for Sustainability (ISO etc.)
-- Innovation - necessary for more sustainability?
-- How to organise sustainability topics
-- The concept of 'Continuous Improvement'
-- Environmental Performance Measurement (Concepts, Standards, Methods), and the usefulness of (environmental) single score weighting
-- Life Cycle Costing, Life Cycle Management
-- (Sustainable) Supply Chain Management
-- Communication of Sustainability Issues
We shall also address the gap between the challenges and the responses, and how to deal with the situation.
SkriptCourse documentation as well as case study descriptions will be provided during the course via a Moodle repository.
LiteraturThere are two ways to approach the course's issues:
a) Looking at how to integrate sustainability into 'standard' management: "Von den Zinsen statt vom Kapital leben", iO article. German version at Link ;
english x-lation at Link

b) Coming from Life Cycle Management, a good start is "Life Cycle Management - A Business Guide to Sustainability" from the UNEP-SETAC Life Cycle Initiative (available at: Link)

c) We will touch upon the hotel sustainable scheme and label "Ibex" see: Link (for an english version, pls contact the lecturer at Link )

Additional reading material will be contained in the course doc's.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe course is open for any M.A. or Ph.D. student.
If you have specific interests or questions, let me know at Link . I'm happy to include your issues, if I can.