MGNT2611 Business Sustainability

Course MGNT2611 Business Sustainability
Class Time Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 16:30 – 18:15 (GMT+8)
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Teacher Dr. Stephen FROST
Course Description Business activities and corporate decisions are under more scrutiny from different stakeholders nowadays. Business leaders are increasingly expected to balance short- and long-term interests for economic, social and environmental sustainability and to maintain a balance between three pillars of sustainability – people, planet, and profits. This course aims to equip students with an acumen to understand the changing role of business in society, the environment, and the global economy. The course will introduce the mega trends in driving triple-bottom line strategies for present and future. Students will reflect on the core concepts and get hold of the apparatuses for responsible and sustainable business, and develop a mindset in recognizing opportunities for sustainable innovation and development.
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Dr. Stephen FROST is a recognised pioneer in the field of Asian CSR. He started Asia’s first CSR consultancy in the early 2000s in Hong Kong, taught the first sustainable business course for MBA students in China, and has advised hundreds of local and global companies in the region over the last 20 years. For many years he was in demand globally as a speaker on CSR various and sat on company and multi-stakeholder initiative advisory boards to assist companies in their sustainability work. Dr. FROST teaches CSR at the CUHK Business School and is the co-founder of GoBlu, a boutique sustainability accelerator specialising in the fashion industry. Back in the mid-1980s he rode a bicycle from Kathmandu to Colombo, but these days enjoys he is more likely to be found hiking in the mountains of Hong Kong.