Developing a Sustainable Business Strategy
Focus on the Bottom Line
Westchester County Association & Gabelli School of Business Partnership
Upcoming Dates: TBD
We will look at the key ethical, economic, and scientific principles needed to manage “triple bottom line” enterprises: entities that are both profitable and responsible (socially and environmentally).
Participants learn to manage for the planet, people, profit and longevity simultaneously.
The main questions we will explore are:
- How can businesses large and small cope with the environmental and social challenges to “business as usual?”
- How can profitable and viable businesses protect the environment and reduce social injustice while dissipating society’s trust and confidence in private enterprise?
We will use as a backdrop the latest admonition by Larry Fink, CEO of Blackrock, to repurpose business and produce long term value for society. Participants will analyze a company of their choice in terms of its future viability and in turn develop strategies and product/service innovations that can help the company to succeed in a sustainability oriented world.
Program includes 8 weeks of mixed live classes and recorded lessons, cases, and exercises. Class will formally come together three times during the course (beginning, middle, and end) for 90-minute classes.
The program culminates in a personalized, actionable strategic plan for your organization big or small.
- Developing the Sustainable Mindset
- Global Managerial Challenges
- Conceptual Underpinnings: System, Organization, Individual
- Managerial Challenges and Solutions
- Leading Towards Sustainability: Case Studies
- Planning and Presentations
- Identify and understand global sustainability challenges
- Deepen the understanding of the complexity of sustainability challenges (system level/individual level/organizational level)
- Develop notions of leadership/management that are functional in the current global business context
- Learn from current organizational leaders on how these challenges can be addressed.
- Create the capacity to apply these insights to a company in the role as CEO
- Learn how to respond to high level stakeholders, including shareholders, and demonstrate how a leader can address those challenges.
Prof. Michael Pirson, William J. Loschert Endowed Chair in Social Entrepreneurship
Professor and Area Chair, Leading People and Organizations