This programme equips students with the necessary skills and techniques to deal with the challenge of sustainable development from a business perspective, as well as an appreciation of the wider context of globalization, social responsibility and trade issues. It provides a series of courses that address contemporary theories and practices concerning the integration of environmental and social issues into business strategy. It is aimed at students wanting to work in the field of corporate social responsibility, sustainability reporting and environmental management and policy. It will be especially relevant for students looking for a career in corporate sustainability and environmental management or consultancy, and for those already in business development and management who wish to acquire knowledge concerning environmental and social issues.
This is an inter-faculty multi-disciplinary coursework programme. The distinctive feature of the programme is its focus on management perspectives surrounding a wide variety of environmental and sustainability issues. The programme provides a comprehensive perspective on contemporary environmental management problems and policy responses, in Hong Kong and overseas. It is suitable for students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds. Teachers from the Faculty of Social Sciences contribute to the policy and social sciences side of the teaching, including Sustainability, Society and Environmental Management; Environmental Policy; Environmental Economics and Analysis; Environmental Auditing and Reporting; Urban planning and environmental management; and Corporate Sustainability.
This course CCGL9040 Energy Futures, Globalization and Sustainability was launched in 2013/14 as the first cross-departmental initiative on common core courses. Teachers from the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Social Sciences co-teach this course covering both the science and policy dimensions of energy production and use from the perspectives of sustainability and globalization.
This course CCGL9058 Villages and Global Futures first explains the socio-cultural, economic and ecological functions of rural areas and how these systems evolved under the process of urbanization. It then provides a walk through from the conventional urban-rural divide to the more recent enlightenment of “urban-rural resilience” promoted by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The changing role of various policy actors including officials, social entrepreneurs, corporate leaders as well as citizens and their collective actions for rural sustainability attainment will be discussed.