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Climate Change and Sustainable Business Futures (11318.2)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Business


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Climate change is a contested and significant contemporary issue contributing to and arising from business relationships and interactions with the natural, social and financial worlds. This unit provides students with an understanding of climate change and the development of sustainable futures for business in Australia and
globally. The Unit examines recent policy, planning and management responses to climate change, including individual enterprise initiatives and forms of government intervention designed to achieve sustainable businesses.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of sustainable business;

2. Understand and critically assess the inter-relationships between businesses and their natural, social, cultural and economic environments and how these affect business's sustainable futures;

3. Understand and analyse the implications of climate change for business in Australia and globally; and

4. Evaluate planning and management strategies, policies and industry practices designed to mitigate and / or adapt to climate change and thus to produce more sustainable futures.

Contact Hours

One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial on-campus per week.


Completion of 24 credit points.



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Equivalent Units

9469 Climate Change and Sustainable Business Futures.

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