Thank God for MOOCs!
If you are now looking to upgrade your knowledge and get an introduction to sustainable development, you are just in time. Coursera, a leading pioneer of MOOC education, is now facilitating courses on the exciting field of sustainability. Enroll and study practical courses delivered by leading institutions and universities from around the world for free. See three of my top picks below.
Introduction to Sustainable Development – Columbia University (available anytime). Is sustainable development ever possible? Understand the challenges and pathway of a socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic development.
Social Entrepreneurship – Copenhagen Business School (starts April 21). Discover sustainable opportunities to create impact and influence social change through Social Entrepreneurship. This course will introduce you to examples and will guide you through the process of identifying opportunities to address social concerns as well as in outlining your idea in a business plan.
Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided – The World Bank (starts April 20). Follow scientific analysis of the impacts of a warming climate on decades of development progress. Explore the policy choices needed for mitigation and adaptation. Get an in depth understanding of the scientific and political debates surrounding the issue.
Now, more than ever, is the most exciting (and crucial!) time to explore sustainability. Every company needs to understand and apply its principles in all aspects of its operation to continue growing. In today’s environmental and economic challenges, it is the only way to go.
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