Sustainable Business Practices Program

Report
NEW
PROGRAM
Sustainable
Business
Practices
Program
Bellevue College
Marika Reinke
Agenda
• Employment Trends
• Sustainable Business 101
• Sustainable Business Practices Program
Offerings @ Bellevue College
EMPLOYMENT TRENDS
A Growing Trend
“Over the past
decade,
sustainability has
moved from the
fringes of the
business world to
the top of
shareholders'
agenda….”
PriceWaterHouseCooper 2009
% Growth of Jobs requiring
Business AND Sustainability
Greenbiz.com Survey
Demand for Sustainability Knowledge
1,300 business professionals
90%
85%
78%
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
Sustainablity Knoweldge is Valuable
Demand for Knowledge Would Rise in 5
Years
Washington State
• Seattle Climate Partnership
– Over 100 businesses
– Eastside Partnership in works
• 2nd Annual Green Washington Awards.
– The 147 entries in every industry sector
• 2008 Green Economy Jobs in Washington
State.
– 47,000 people in green jobs, with approximately
87 % full-time workers
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS 101
System in Crisis
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Climate Change
Energy
Resources Consumption
Financial Crisis & Recession
Access to Water
Food Crisis
Poverty
Why Business?
• “Business is the force of change. Business is
essential to solving the climate crisis, because
this is what business is best at: innovating,
changing, addressing risks, searching for
opportunities. There is no more vital task.”
Richard Branson
What is sustainable business?
• Development that meets the needs of the
present without compromising the ability of
future generations to meet their own needs.
1987 Bruntland Commission UN
People Profit Planet – The Triple Bottom Line
Shareholder vs Stakeholder
“It takes 20 years to
build a reputation
and five minutes
to ruin it. If you
think about that,
you'll do things
differently”
Warren Edward Buffet
(US stock broker, US representative, selfmade billionaire and philanthropist)
Patagonia
“We believe in
using business
to inspire
solutions to
the
environmental
crisis.”
InterfaceFLOR
“Mission Zero means taking the time to understand
the natural world and all of its species and to
understand how everything we do, take, make and
waste affects nature's balance and, ultimately, our
children and the children of all species.”
Wal-Mart
GE Eco-Imagination
Tools
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Recycling/Upcycling
Zero Waste
Cradle to Cradle
Closed Loop Supply Chain
Design for Environment
Biomimicry
Energy Management
Resource Management
Eco- Efficiency/Effectiveness
Dematerialization
Natural Step ™
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Eco-Labels
LOHAS
ISO, GRI, CSR
Life Cycle Assessment
Carbon Footprint
Ecological Footprint
Socially Responsible
Investing (SRI)
• LEED
• Carbon Cap and Trade
• Architecture 2030
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES
(BSUST) PROGRAM
Bellevue College
Sustainable Business Practices
• Practitioners - weekly lecturers
• Program advisory board and ties to industry
• Great education & teaching based on project based
learning
• Using technology in the courses to enhance learning
Sustainable Business Practices
Two Program Options
Best
Practices
Certificate
• 19 credits
• Fall 2010
• 2 quarters
• Professionals
Associate
Degree
• about 90 credits
• In development
• About 2 years
Sustainable Business Best Practices
Certificate
Understand
Integrate
Measure
Report
Translate
Leverage
Recommend
Certificate Courses
BSUST 101 • 5 CR •
Introduction to
Sustainable Business
Practices
BSUST 150 • 5 CR •
Introduction to
Carbon Footprint &
Resource Economics
BSUST 110
Communication for
Sustainable Business
Practices • 4 CR
BSUST 160
Sustainable Business
Analysis • 5 CR
Fall 2010: Tuesday & Thursday Nights
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Understand & Recommend
Overview/Frameworks
Case Studies
Market Pressures
Terms
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Measure & Report
Carbon & GHG Analysis
Cap & Trade
Resource Economics
Winter 2011
• Translate & Educate
• Implementation
• Market/Advertise
• Analyze & Recommend
• Leverage & Implement
• Account & Audit
Sustainable Business Practices Degree
(2 Years)
Strategy &
Implementation
Green Supply
Chain
Economics of
Sustainability
Understand
Integrate
Triple Bottom
Line Accounting
Measure
Ethics & Legal
Regulations
Business Skills
Social Equity &
Capitalism
Report
Energy Systems
Translate
Environment &
Resources
Marketing & PR
Practicum
Leverage
Recommend
Sustainable Business Practices
Two Program Options
Best
Practices
Certificate
• 19 credits
• Fall 2010
• 2 quarters
• Professionals
Associate
Degree
• about 90 credits
• In development
• About 2 years
For more information contact
Marika Reinke at
[email protected]
or 425-564-5716

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