363-0387-00L  Corporate Sustainability

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersV. Hoffmann, J. Meuer, A. Nunez-Jimenez
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


363-0387-00 GCorporate Sustainability2 hrs
Wed16:15-18:00HG F 3 »
11.10.16:15-18:00CHN D 48 »
16:15-18:00HG D 3.3 »
16:15-18:00HG D 5.1 »
16:15-18:00HG E 23 »
16:15-18:00HG F 26.1 »
16:15-18:00LFW B 3 »
16:15-18:00ML H 37.1 »
16:15-18:00ML H 43 »
25.10.16:15-18:00CHN D 48 »
16:15-18:00HG D 3.3 »
16:15-18:00HG D 5.1 »
16:15-18:00HG E 23 »
16:15-18:00IFW C 42 »
16:15-18:00LFW B 3 »
16:15-18:00ML H 37.1 »
16:15-18:00ML H 43 »
08.11.16:15-18:00CHN D 48 »
16:15-18:00HG D 5.1 »
16:15-18:00HG E 3 »
16:15-18:00HG E 5 »
16:15-18:00HG E 7 »
16:15-18:00HG G 3 »
16:15-18:00IFW C 42 »
16:15-18:00ML F 39 »
06.12.16:15-18:00CHN D 48 »
16:15-18:00HG D 3.3 »
16:15-18:00HG D 5.1 »
16:15-18:00HG F 26.1 »
16:15-18:00HG F 26.3 »
16:15-18:00IFW C 35 »
16:15-18:00IFW D 42 »
16:15-18:00LFW B 3 »
16:15-18:00ML F 39 »
16:15-18:00ML H 43 »
16:15-18:00RZ F 21 »
V. Hoffmann, J. Meuer, A. Nunez-Jimenez

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AbstractThe lecture explores current challenges of corporate sustainability and prepares students to become champions for sustainable business practices. The module combines asynchronous videos, live sessions, with a group work phase between weeks 4-10 of semester during which students deep-dive into one of 10 sustainability challenges.
- assess the limits and the potential of corporate sustainability for sustainable development
- develop critical thinking skills (argumentation, communication, evaluative judgment) that are useful in the context of corporate sustainability
- recognize and realize opportunities through team work for corporate sustainability in a business environment
- present strategic recommendations in teams
ContentCorporate Sustainability is the flagship course of the Group for Sustainability and Technology at D-​MTEC. In this course, students learn about key concepts in corporate sustainability and develop skills to implement them in the real world. The course prepares students for making well-​informed sustainability decisions in their future careers.

The course uses constructive alignment to bring the various innovative teaching and learning elements (e.g., case-​based experiential learning, reflective thinking and peer coaching exercises, blended learning with videos and quizzes) into a coherent transformational journey. Students can now flexibly, efficiently, and effectively acquire the conceptual foundations that are essential for a substantial understanding of corporate sustainability.

Lecture notesPresentation slides will be made available on Moodle after lectures.
LiteratureLiterature recommendations will be distributed via Moodle, and are available from the start of the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeTEACHING FORMAT/ ATTENDANCE: The course includes several mandatory sessions that participants must attend to successfully earn credit points. It is not possible to take the class purely online
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesfostered
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesfostered
Social CompetenciesCooperation and Teamworkfostered
Personal CompetenciesCritical Thinkingfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersV. Hoffmann, J. Meuer, A. Nunez-Jimenez
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered at the end after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Mode of examinationwritten 60 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationThe examination will account for 50% of the grade and will be conducted electronically. The exam questions will be only in English. The use of a paper-based dictionary is permitted. The group exercises (sustainability team phase) counts as a compulsory continuous performance assessment (obligatorisches Leistungselement) and counts with 50% to the final grade.
Written aidsClosed book
Online examinationThe examination may take place on the computer.

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