Introduction to Environmental and Social Sustainability

This intensive, one-day workshop addresses the most frequently asked questions about the application of environmental and social sustainability in an organizational and corporate context. What is it? What is the business case? Is it practical? What are the key models and concepts? What are others doing? How can I apply these concepts in my organization or company (or smaller team or work group)?

This workshop is targeted toward small business owners, corporate or agency sustainability staff, future entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations and charitable foundations. Participants will practice with simulated case examples, hear what other organizations are doing and have time to consider ways these practices could apply in their own enterprise. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to articulate the societal and business case for sustainability, will have learned practices and tools for building these tools into innovative new projects, initiatives and business possibilities, and will have identified next steps for engaging others in building a sustainable future. Topics and concepts that will be covered in the workshop include:

  • Key definitions of environmental and social sustainability
  • Examples and case studies of organizational and business sustainability initiatives
  • Environmental and social sustainability models and paradigms (Corporate Social Responsibility, Triple Bottom Line, B Corporations, Cradle to Cradle Design, Natural Capitalism, Natural Step, Biomimicry, etc.)
  • Organizational and corporate environmental and social sustainability accountability and reporting
CEUs
0.65
Section Number
193SEG111
Instruction Method
Classroom

Location

One Capitol Mall

1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

One Capitol Mall

One Capitol Mall 1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Discounts

Group Discount

Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.

BIA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education at (800) 752-0881.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

CAAA Member Discount

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.