2011-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (with addenda) 
    
    Aug 24, 2019  
2011-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sustainability Leadership Graduate Certificate


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How does a society meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs? To inform future leaders, NYU-Poly, in collaboration with John Wiley & Sons Publishers and The New York Times Knowledge Network, has created the “Sustainability Leadership Certificate” to train professionals in the interdisciplinary nature of sustainability. Relating theory to practice and implementation, participants come away equipped with tactical skills needed to develop and implement sustainable practices throughout their organizations nationally and globally as well as in local communities.

This non-credit executive-education certificate is for executives, managers and professionals working in industry, government and nonprofit sectors. The program is suited for all functional areas—finance, management, marketing, engineering, facilities, or product and service development. The certificate guides organizations to “go green.” It can be implemented enterprise-wide, addressing environmental health and safety and other corporate sustainability programs. The program is available online, on campus, in blended delivery, at company sites or anywhere in the world employees are deployed.

Select any eight modules to build a program. All courses are customizable.

Module: Sustainability Leadership

Participants will be able to:

  • write a sustainability plan; and
  • implement strategic vision.

Module: Managing the Sustainable Enterprise Module

Participants will be able to:

  • understand legal developments involving sustainability;
  • identify ethical considerations in sustainability; and
  • use green marketing techniques.

Module: Global Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

Participants will be able to:

  • develop a strategy for sustainable global development;
  • understand the effect of global protocols and conventions on development strategies; and
  • better anticipate and manage your corporation’s social and environmental issues.

Module: Measuring Environmental and Climate Risk in your Organization

Participants will be able to:

  • measure their organization’s carbon footprint; and
  • employ tools to mitigate climate change.

Module: The Sustainable Supply Chain: Purchasing and Procurement

Participants will be able to:

  • think in terms of product and service life cycles;
  • purchase and maintain products and facilities while improving their organization’s carbon footprint and impacts on human health and ecosystems; and
  • understand major certifications and ecolabels and how to use them.

Module: Building and Managing Sustainability Teams

Participants will be able to:

  • form and facilitate teams; and
  • engage and train employees.

Module: Public/Private Partnerships for Sustainability

Participants will be able to:

  • identify innovative, sustainable partnerships; and
  • engage in sustainable advocacy.

Module: Sustainability and Technology

Participants will be able to:

  • identify sustainable building design and materials;
  • use sustainable energy systems; and
  • purchase, use and recycle sustainable technology and materials.

Module: Accounting for Sustainability

Participants will be able to:

  • understand sustainable-reporting principles and concepts; and
  • perform financial reporting, disclosure requirements, and decision-making related to environmental activities.

Module: Economics of Sustainability

Participants will be able to:

  • understand economic concepts and theories for analyzing sustainable development;
  • use roles and practices of business, government and nonprofit sectors to foster sustainability.

Module: Sustainability in Hypergrowth and Developing Economies

Participants will be able to:

  • understand sustainability issues directly affecting hypergrowth economies.

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