Strategy and the Sustainable Enterprise

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Increasing concerns about the state of our planet have catapulted sustainability issues from the corporate backburner to the boardroom. Consequently, corporate sustainability initiatives have flourished, driven by a desire to minimize costs and risks, maximize opportunities and enhance reputation.

What does sustainability mean in the business context? Why has it captured so much attention from academics as well as corporate leaders? How can businesses manage emerging sustainability challenges without compromising their core advantages, and transform themselves into 'sustainable enterprises'?

This course explores the emerging relationships between sustainability issues and competitive advantage. Building on the basic concepts of strategic management, this course will explore how managers may effectively deal with the sustainability challenges that they now encounter.

By encouraging you to reflect on these issues using mu...

Increasing concerns about the state of our planet have catapulted sustainability issues from the corporate backburner to the boardroom. Consequently, corporate sustainability initiatives have flourished, driven by a desire to minimize costs and risks, maximize opportunities and enhance reputation.

What does sustainability mean in the business context? Why has it captured so much attention from academics as well as corporate leaders? How can businesses manage emerging sustainability challenges without compromising their core advantages, and transform themselves into 'sustainable enterprises'?

This course explores the emerging relationships between sustainability issues and competitive advantage. Building on the basic concepts of strategic management, this course will explore how managers may effectively deal with the sustainability challenges that they now encounter.

By encouraging you to reflect on these issues using multiple case studies, discussions and interviews, we will aim to enhance your understanding of alternative models of strategy development in the context of sustainable development.

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Krishanth Arunasalam

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
The time spent on this course was worth every second. I'm looking to pursue graduate studies in sustainability sector and this course was a definite eye opener. I spent a lot of time reading additional materials - I also purchased several books mentioned by Professor Jose. What I really loved about the course was the 'Thought leader' interviews. I looked them up, followed them on twitter and read more news about them. What I thought could improve on the next round was, the assignments. I think it tested what I remember than what I actually learnt. Overall, I enjoyed taking this course, it was enlightening and I could draw parallels to the firm I work for. Thanks a lot Professor Jose and hope to see another round of this course soon!
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Dr Yogendra Saxena

8/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 3 months ago
However, I feel that following should be added to the curriculum of this course. -Environmental Management & Sustainable Development - Environmental Legislation In India - Sustainability Reporting - Green Supply Chain Management
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Sanchit Goyal

9/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
The case studies were an integral part of the course content and helped grasp the crux of each topic clearly. This course reminded me of the fact that profitibility is not the only key to success which we tend to forget as we grow up and become associated with the corporate sector. Sustainibility is of foremost importance because that is what would help bring profitibility in the long run.
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Gautam Kanjilal

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
Excellent course!! The case studies were very informative. However I missed the deadline to upgrade to a verified certificate by a day after finishing the final assessment. I was hoping that I can somehow procure the certificate of completion if granted an extension to upgrade. Thanks Gautam Kanjilal
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Marta Kołodziejczak

9/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
I loved this course, not over-talked, full of examples, eye-opening and inspiring. The Staff were always there to help, reading through the forum and interacting with us directly, which was precious. One thing to change would be to reformulate the Q and A in quizzez (esp. w5) as the meaning was not very clear sometimes, but that's just my personal impression. And it would be useful to have pdfs with course materials so we could quickly look back at the models and frameworks discussed in a few months/years and refresh the memory. Overall, I strongly recommend.
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RAJPAL SINGH

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
Excellent course! Prior to taking up this course, I never had a clue that sustainability can be such a pivotal factor for designing a company's long term strategy. I am delighted that I can now think 360 degree and analyse the overall impact a business can make on the society and stake holders.Many thanks to IIM-Bangalore and our instructor, Sir P D Jose.
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Aqeel Majeed

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 9 months ago
Great course with a deep real world insight into today's sustainability challenges we face. Changed the way I perceive sustainability, positively. Highly recommended course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 9 months ago
This course is very well structured, professor and experts have given great insights about sustainability with real business cases. Thank you Professor Jose, IIM Bangalore and edX
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3 years, 4 months ago
The course addresses the core issues which are currently plaguing businesses and gives required insights on changing paradigm of doing business. The course is designed for a range of audiences, articulates the importance of adopting sustainability when companies chalk up their business strategy. A multidimensional approach through case studies, videos, interviews and discussions enhances the overall learning experience. Course is useful since it brings out different approaches to managing stakeholders & sustainability risks along with transition strategies for transforming into a sustainable enterprise.
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Anees Chowdhary

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
An excellent course rich in content. First time have undergo an Online mode of education and I’m extremely satisfied the rigor with which it has spanned out a very sequential & strategic flow of the course from Week 1 to Week 5. Acquired some new and niche area of knowledge in sustainability which I m sure will fructify the results in all of our workings. A sincere thanks to EDX & IIMBX for the platform & Jose Sir and course team for excellent delivery of the course content. Happy to mention about the real life insights & inputs provided & shared by thought leaders are without a doubt is a treasure that will stays with me for a while.
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Amit Malik

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
The course was nicely structured, very well planned and carefully executed. All stars on the content, delivery and execution. Hope to see more related courses from Professor Jose.
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SAGAR DUTTA

8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
The course has been designed in an appropriate manner with adequate examples and interviews from experts.It has helped me to gain insight into some of the most needed topics.Looking forward more such courses in future.
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Prabhu Dev

7/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
The course offered a well-balanced insight on the concepts of Sustainability and corporate strategies to deal with various issues a corporate could be vulnerable to. This was also an opportunity to hear from Prof Jose and other renowned experts sharing their thoughts on the subject. The case studies are chosen appropriately, that emphasize the concepts - and also the need for the corporations to have right strategy to deal with Sustainability, and associated risks. I wish, length of videos be no longer that 4-5 minutes. I would like to thank Prof Jose and his team for offering this course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
The course has done an excellent job of light on the practicalities of taking sustainability from a concept to a business reality. Prof Jose and his team have to be commended on the content and presentation of the course. The business cases and the guest lecturers went hand-in-hand in driving across the need for collaborative efforts from all fronts - Government/Institutions, businesses and civil society. Thank you .
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Sayed Irfan

8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
This was an excellent course that provided a solid argument for sustainability priorities in a business context. I learned the important inter-relationships between business objectives and stakeholders' strategies, and the way to align the overall strategy for the collective good. I have a supply chain background and the sustainability dimension fits perfectly in the physical dynamics of the material flow within the cradle to cradle loop. Finally, my gratitude to Dr Jose for putting in such a dedicated effort.
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Sneha Easwar

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
The course is designed in such a way that helps a student understand in a broader perspective.Professor Jose,the persons who assisted for this course etc. have done a great job.Applauds to the IIMBx,EDX team. Thanks for making this course as "archived" as I thought of asking whether or not there's an option to again relook at what we have studied so far,which may help further. Looking forward to join other courses too.
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Suresh Krishna I P

8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
A very good course with a lot of insight into various topics. But to understand and to go in depth it requires another 3 months effort is required. Well covered by Prof Jose.
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SHAILESH KUMAR

9/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
A well planned and beautifully delivered course. Prof. PD Jose has done a wonderful job and has gone through a lot of pain to design this MOOC. The quality of the content is such that, there is a tremendous shift in the organisation's view point.
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Neelakantan Suresh

7/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
IT WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE FOR ME TO COMPELTE THIS NEW SUBJECT ALTOGETHER. I GOT A BIRDS EYE VIEW OF THIS SUBJECT EVEN THOUGH I AM FROM A OPERATIONS MGMT BACKGROUND. THANKS TO THE INSTRUCTOR DR SURESH
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Anil Annaiah

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
This was a wonderful opportunity for me to understand the deep perspectives that form this subject. This has helped me relate to the concepts. The experience of hearing Prof P D Jose & being a part of his virtual classroom has been fantastic. The subject material, great analysis, diverse speakers and wide exploring structure, touching every dimension has made this a sincere learning experience for me.
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
Informative case studies and thoughtful insights. Congratulations to Prof Jose and the team to have presented a very interesting course! Appreciate your efforts!
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muralidharan subramaniam

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
A good course with lot of information within a short period with good resources. The course has been well designed and presented. Thanks for providing this course
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Michael Reddy

8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
Excellent course many corporations are adopting strategy to improve their business this course will help to work in that area
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ELIZABETH MURITU

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
Highly recommended for managers and staff in understanding strategy, sustainability and stakeholder value relationships. The instructor PD Jose was excellent and gave relevant examples , the invited guests were very knowledgeable. I hope they could extend the verification deadline, I missed out!
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Paramjit Singh Aujla

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
Great MOOC course by elite institue like IIM Bangalore. Assessments were good. Looking forward for more IIM B courses.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
Having worked in CSR and witnessing the paradigm shift in defining CSR & Sustainability, it was my quest for learning more that made me take up this course. The course is aimed more at new entrants or mid level managers who have had a few years of experience. Nevertheless, even for a senior management person like me, it was a great learning opportunity. I especially liked the Stakeholders Framework and the new 3.0 version of the BoP model. Fascinating insights here. What I was looking out for was contemporary examples, which were missing. For instance the Coca-cola issues with ground water, Nestle's losing battle with Maggi though they are big in Shared Value. Perhaps the course can be dynamic and real time in that nature, by incorporating latest stories and corporate examples.
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Kailash Singh

9/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
Excellent online learning place with excellent instructor and content. I like the example with real case studies of the companies. Interactive session's with the top executives in industry. Would like to subscribe again for the IIM-B course.
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amit sharma

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
prof was just greeeeat..very knowledgeable. could relate modern business scenario with conceptual parts. his command on utilitarian aspects of applied strategy is very comprehensive and useful. thank you prof jose. look forward to have more such courses
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shraddha jain

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
the course is really great in aspects of the content and self paced as well as well organised in terms of the topics covered.
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ASHIS MAJUMDER

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
Its an excellent course. I have learned so many new things about this demanding topic.I am sure I shall be better poised to devise stg in future. Thanks a lot to Sir Prof P D Jose. I appreciate the inputs from the industry & thought leaders.
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