Corporate actors are a particular stakeholder group which has to cope with global environmental challenges, thus the course focuses on corporations and deals with how businesses respond to the widely recognized need for improving environmental performance. The course will provide an overview of environmental policies and strategies in companies from different sectors, and will review this young but rapidly growing field of research, including an overview of developments from environmental management to sustainable entrepreneurship, different types of instruments, and their effectiveness in improving environmental performance. Case studies that review and critically assess particular green business strategies will be used extensively in the seminar.
A MODUL University professional seminar is divided into three sections, allowing for maximum flexibility.
- Pre-Module phase: a two week e-learning period where participants are required to study reading material at home
- Core-Module phase: a two day seminar on MU Vienna’s campus
- Post-Module phase: a 2-4 week e-learning period where participants are required to complete a project or paper at home
Total course time is approximately one month, while the required on-campus seminar time is two days.
Dr. Sabine Sedlacek is Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Governance and Sustainable Development, MODUL University Vienna. Before joining MODUL University Vienna she was Assistant Professor at the Institute for Regional Development and Environment at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. She obtained her PhD in economic geography from the University of Vienna, with a doctoral thesis in the area of sustainable regional development. Her current research and teaching interests focus on regional and local economic development, environmental economics and sustainability. The question of governance for sustainable development on different spatial levels is one of her primary research interests.