Leadership for Sustainability and Environmental Policy

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano General Curriculum

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)


Spring 2020

Taught By: Hilary Semel

Section: A

CRN: 3838

Credits: 3

Sustainability has been elevated to a key driver for business today. A number of organizations, large and small, are now creating and implementing strategies that address critical environmental and social issues while delivering value to a range of stakeholders. The main objectives of this course are twofold. First, we explore the contextual framework for sustainability leadership in terms of policy, environmental and social trends, stakeholder expectations, and competitiveness. Second, we explore the practical tools, technologies, tactics, and communication necessary to lead a robust strategy for sustainability. Through case studies, analysis, discussion, and presentations by practitioners, we examine the complicated factors that leaders (both individuals and teams) must consider. We examine organizations leading the way in sustainability, look at the lessons learned from successes and failures, and identify some of the most critical factors for successful leadership when developing and executing strategy. Requirement for the MS, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management and Advanced Certificate in Sustainability Strategies. Elective in the Milano School Leadership and Change, Social Entrepreneurship, and Leading Sustainability Areas of Specialization.

This course counts as an elective course for the Graduate Minor in Impact Entrepreneurship.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano General Curriculum (NMIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 13, 2020 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:02am 5/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 602

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/5/2020