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UCI Extension builds on Sustainable Business Management Certificate

The college now offers The Social Component of Sustainability course.

By Nicole LyonsPublished: September 14, 2011 02:31 PM

The UC Irvine Extension has added a new elective to its Sustainable Business Management Certificate Program, called The Social Component of Sustainability. Participants will study various types of social impacts and evaluate applicable sustainable practices.

“The social component is one of the most complex aspects of sustainability planning,” said Jesse Baker, the course instructor and founder of ecofficiency.org. “By gaining knowledge of this complexity and applying skills learned in this course, business professionals will be able to adopt successful sustainable practices in their companies.” Baker will explain how the relationships between social, economic and environmental components interlink.

Course participants will review basic sustainability models and planning and then learn how to identify impacts, and how to choose a sustainable practice.

 “With Jesse’s expertise and experience in the field of sustainability, course participants will have the opportunity to learn from real-life examples and gain hands-on experience to apply to future business situations,” said Kirwan Rockefeller, director of Sustainability Studies at UC Irvine Extension. “This is a great opportunity for any professional looking to apply green practices to their business or organization and analyze sustainability from the social perspectives that pertain to their industry.”

The course will be offered online from Oct. 3 to Nov. 13.

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