Business and the Natural Environment

10 Units

This course focuses on the impact of businesses on the natural environment and how this impact can be minimised. It aims to provide students with a broad understanding of current environmental issues as they relate to managerial decisions in all aspects of organisational activities. Better understanding of the business-environment interface will enable more effective corporate environmental practice and decision-making.

Faculty Faculty of Science
School School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Availability Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the processes by which environmental issues can be integrated into broader corporate strategy;
  2. Understand the multifaceted impact of environmental issues on overall organisational activities; and
  3. Obtain better understanding of the relationship between the natural environmental and specific organisational activities such as marketing, production, strategic planning & financing

Linking Business and the Environment

Fundamentals of Environmental Management

Managing the Environment

“Greening” Business Operations

Assumed Knowledge Nil. The course is designed such that students do not need any specialised knowledge in either environmental issues or principles of business.
Assessment Items
  • Essay: Essay 1
  • Essay: Essay 2
  • Online Learning Activity: Online Tutorial Discussion
  • Online Learning Activity: Online Tutorial Discussion-Facilitation

Contact Hours


Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Course Materials
  • Organizational Change for Corporate Sustainability
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for ENVS6500
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