Leadership for Sustainability and Environmental Policy
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NEPS 5005
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Sustainability
Sustainability has been elevated to a key driver for business today. A number of organizations, large and small, are now creating and implementing strategies that address critical environmental and social issues while delivering value to a range of stakeholders. The main objectives of this course are twofold. First, we explore the contextual framework for sustainability leadership in terms of policy, environmental and social trends, stakeholder expectations, and competitiveness. Second, we explore the practical tools, technologies, tactics, and communication necessary to lead a robust strategy for sustainability. Through case studies, analysis, discussion, and presentations by practitioners, we examine the complicated factors that leaders (both individuals and teams) must consider. We examine organizations leading the way in sustainability, look at the lessons learned from successes and failures, and identify some of the most critical factors for successful leadership when developing and executing strategy. Requirement for the MS, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management and Advanced Certificate in Sustainability Strategies. Elective in the Milano School Leadership and Change, Social Entrepreneurship, and Leading Sustainability Areas of Specialization.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions


Not open to Freshman students.

Not open to Junior students.

Not open to Sophomore students.