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The Sustainable Enterprise - Social and Ecological Perspectives 15 Credits

Course Contents

This course introduces students to concepts in the fields of sustainable development and social and ecological sustainability. The course provides frameworks to create, scale and replicate sustainable enterprises as a means of eliminating poverty and/or ecological deterioration. The course pays particular attention to the regulatory and voluntary frameworks that sustainable enterprises are expected to relate to, in connection with these themes – at the local, regional and international level.

The content reflects the various aspects relevant in developing a sustainable enterprise including:
  • sustainable development and sustainability – including human ecology,
  • challenges of poverty, exclusion, environmental degradation and climate change,
  • perspectives on economic growth and implications for sustainability
  • regulatory and voluntary frameworks for enterprise development– including system thinking and triple bottom line,
  • concepts and models describing sustainable organizations – including social enterprises and ecological enterprises,
  • creation and development for different markets – including the bottom of the pyramid and the lifestyle of health and sustainability, and
  • sustainable product design and business modelling for launching, scaling and replicating a sustainable enterprise.


15 credits in Business Administration or Economics or equivalent.

Level of Education: Undergraduate
Course code/Ladok code: JSEK17
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business SchoolLast modified 2017-09-28 16:33:40