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See below for a list of courses related to our Corporate Sustainability & Health program. Many classes are also available online! We invite you to browse the titles below and click through to Harvard University's course catalog for more information. 

Work, Well-Being, and Productivity: Sustainability and Human Capital (EH523)

This course examines corporate strategy for the management of health risks and the enhancement of well-being. Decisions about strategy are shaped by geopolitical, environmental, social and economic conditions such as, climate change, trade policies, disaster preparedness, health and well-being challenges and opportunities. Business responsiveness to these conditions and needs is often predicted on corporate definitions of health and sustainable development, corporate beliefs about social responsibility, individual responsibility, and the perceived impact of employee wellness on productivity and the bottom line.  

Instructor: 
Eileen McNeely, Co-Director, SHINE

Catalyzing Change: Sustainability Leadership for the Twenty-First Century (ENVR E-117)

This course is designed to enhance individual change agency skills as applied to a variety of organizations, including education, business, government, nonprofit, church, and community. We will explore what change leadership for sustainability is, and guide students to advance their related capabilities, competencies, and strategies. In the class, we examine a variety of specific case studies and examples of sustainability in practice, including everything from green building design and renewable energy to environmental purchasing. 

Instructors:
Leith Sharp Med, Director, Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership, Center for Health and the Global Environment, International Consultant;
John D. Spengler PhD, Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment

Sustainable Business and Technology (ENVR E-157)

With the increased awareness of the impact that business and economic activity have on our planet, we are seeing a boom in entrepreneurial activity premised on social responsibility, environmental friendliness, energy efficiency, and other sustainability-related attributes. This course examines the trends in green business, and identifies which activities are based on enduring principles and which are likely to be fleeting.

Instructors:
Matthew Gardner PhD, Director, Sustainserv, Inc;
Ramon Sanchez ScD, Director, Corporate Outreach and Strategy, Center for Health and the Global Environment
Catlin Powers ScDProgram Leader, Rural Health and Renewable Energy, Center for Health and the Global Environment

Sustainable Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Operations (ENVR E-137)

This course provides a set of tools and skills to identify, evaluate, and improve the sustainability of supply chain operations. It enables students to understand core concepts of industrial and commercial activities so that they are able to design sustainable manufacturing and service operations. Students learn to define green warehousing and distribution activities, plan retrofits and capital investments in current and future productive operations to save energy, select green materials for new products, manage efficient new product introductions by designing sustainable factory operations, and learn how to use continuous improvement techniques and value stream mapping to reduce waste and environmental impacts while reducing costs.  

Instructor:
Ramon Sanchez ScD, Director, Corporate Outreach and Strategy, Center for Health and the Global Environment

Life Cycle and Supply Chain Sustainability Assessment (ENVR E-151)

The field of industrial ecology includes advanced tools and methods to assist practitioners seeking to redesign and realign industrial systems and activities to be more ecologically and socially sound. Central within the field of industrial ecology is life cycle analysis (LCA), which involves systems analysis of the full range of environmental impacts, product life cycles, and supply chains. This course enables students to develop a hands-on, in-depth understanding of the frameworks, principles, tools, and applications of life cycle assessment. Learn More >>

Instructor:
Gregory A. Norris PhD, Co-Director, Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE), Center for Health and the Global Environment

Sustainable Product Design and the Innovation Ecosystem (ENVR S-154

(Harvard Extension School, Harvard Summer School)

This course is for anyone who would like to learn how to design and launch a new product with the lowest environmental footprint. Students acquire many tools and skills in the course. To name a few: how to do market intelligence (technological benchmarking and reverse engineering), how to incorporate real sustainability into new products (and identify green washing), and how to use structured tools to enhance creativity and innovation to conceive and develop new products.  

Instructor:
Ramon Sanchez ScD, Director, Corporate Outreach and Strategy, Center for Health and the Global Environment

Energy and the Environment (ENVR E-102)

This course examines the relationship between energy and the environment in our global society. It analyzes the driving forces that influence the production and consumption of energy to evaluate their impacts on environmental quality, human health, and social equity. We explore the pros and cons of conventional and renewable energy systems, issues surrounding new transportation technologies, energy intensity of food production, effects of supply chain management and international commerce in energy security, energy management in buildings, and the mechanisms needed to evolve into sustainable energy operations in the green economy for the twenty-first century. 

Instructors:
Petros Koutrakis PhDProfessor of Environmental Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health;
Ramon Sanchez ScDDirector, Corporate Strategy and Outreach, Center for Health and the Global Environment
Zachary D. Zevitas BSEnvironment Editor, Science Network

Work, Health, Productivity: Sustainability and Human Capital

This course examines corporate strategy aimed at the management of health risks--beyond regulatory compliance. Students explore how decisions about strategy are shaped by geopolitical and economic conditions (e.g. trade policies), corporate definitions of health and sustainable development, and corporate beliefs about social responsibility, the individual's responsibility for health, and the impact of employee wellness on productivity and the bottom line.

Instructor:
Eileen McNeely PhD, Co-Director SHINE

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