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Laying the Foundations for Sustainable Business Literacy
Provides strategic considerations about the business-case for sustainability, including the economic benefits, feasibility of implementation, and future outlook.
Reviews the role of financial and accounting practices in the sustainable enterprise, specifically the application of sustainable performance metrics, and the rationale behind reporting sustainability performance to achieve transparency.
Provides insight and strategy regarding risk management for companies, including the relationship between sustainability and risk management, as well as the impacts of risks on companies large and small.
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Describes the role of supply chain management in promoting sustainable business from end-to-end. Environmental issues are a source of supply chain disruption, and supply chains can cause substantial environmental impacts, which can be reduced through innovative packaging, sourcing, logistics, and transportation.