Climate Change, Sustainability and Organisations

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Smita Mishra Panda

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Course Name : Climate Change, Sustainability and Organisations

Code(Credit) : CUTM1015 (2-0-1)

Course Objectives

  • To develop an understanding about climate change in general, responses and debates
  • To create awareness about the impact of climate change on organisations in performance, growth and sustainability
  • To facilitate in developing reference points to factor in aspects of climate change in organizational planning and development
  • To develop an understanding of sustainable development, SDGs and their relevance for sustainability of organisations
  • To comprehend the application of the Integrated Reporting Framework for Sustainability in business.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be exposed to current climate change issues, challenges and debates
  • They will be sensitive to its implications for organisations in different sectors
  • The course will equip the students of Management to develop strategies for perspective planning of organisations
  • The student will develop an understanding of perspectives on SDGs, sustainability and development in the context of organisations
  • Argue the business case for sustainability informed by an understanding of the impact of current global and local economic, social and environmental pressures (including pandemics)

Course Syllabus

Module 1

  • Basics of climate change; impacts on various sectors; responses and mitigation efforts by the state and non-state agencies; debates and critiques
  • Sectoral implications of climate change – Agriculture and Forestry; Transportation; Buildings; Energy; Industry and Manufacturing
  • Climate change – specific impacts (Migration, Disasters and Pandemics)
  • Mitigation and adaptation keeping the sustainability of business organisations

Module 2

  • Sustainable development, debates, SDGs, challenges and opportunities; The business case and leadership for action
  • Regulatory environment and International policy; Integrated Reporting Framework for Sustainability
  • Production and consumption; Design, technology, and planning for sustainability
  • Communication and marketing; Collaboration and partnerships

Group Projects

Climate change impacts on

Agriculture - what is the current practice and its implications for the sector and stakeholders; enumerate policy responses; provide your own recommendations based on your understanding of issues, challenges, debates, critiques

Marine fishing – what is the current practice and its implications for the sector and stakeholders; enumerate policy responses; provide your own recommendations based on your understanding of issues, challenges, debates, critiques

Forest dwellers -what is the current practice and its implications for the sector and stakeholders; enumerate policy responses; provide your own recommendations based on your understanding of issues, challenges, debates, critiques

Business organisations – MSMEs, manufacturing, service industries; application of the integrated framework for sustainability reporting

Develop an Action Plan through a Case Study for integrating sustainability across an organisation’s value chain

Develop and apply the Integrated Reporting Framework for Sustainability through a case.

Session Plan

Session 1

Climate Change

Basic concepts of climate change, impacts, issues and challenges

Slideshare Climate Change Meaning Causes

Notes Climate_Change_2017

Video - CSE Climate Change Analysis (7.5 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fyT3-9kxU4

Session 2

Responses and mitigation efforts by state and non-state agencies

Slideshare Climate Change Mitigation

Session 3

Debates and critiques on climate change

climate-change-2018 - Harvard Business School

Video -Climate Change in India: The Risks we face (NDTV) (20.28 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT1yi1tDenM

Session 4

Climate change and ecosystem

Slideshare Climate Change effect on ecosystems

Session 5

Climate change and social sector – health, education and livelihood/food security

Slideshare climate Change and Food Security

Slideshare Climate Change and Agriculture

Additional PPT Climate Change and Pandemic

Video - Climate Change is having Massive Impact on Indian Farmers (8.5 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8gcGaIzqIw

Session 6

Climate change and infrastructure and services – buildings, transportation, communication, electricity/energy

Slideshare Climate Change and Energy Implications

Slideshare Climate Change and Transportation 2

Session 7

Mitigation and adaptation of climate change impacts on business organisations

Climate change implications for Business

Climate Change and Business

Additional PPT Climate Change and Business Organisations (1)

Session 8 & 9

Climate change impacts of migration, disasters and pandemics – societal and organisational implications

Slideshare Disasters and Climate Change

Reading Impact of climate change on business organisations

Slideshare Climate Change and Forced Migration

Video: 6 Diseases that changed shaped history -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJcmxyTltlk (11.13 mins)

Additional PPTs Climate Change and Disasters

Climate Change and Migration (1)

Study on Distress Migration (1)

Session 10

Develop reference points to factor into perspective planning and development of organisations

Session 11

Sustainable Development Basics and Introduction to SDGs (rationale, issues and challenges for India)

Slideshare Sustainable Development - Introduction

Video - Overview of Sustainable Development Goals (7.43mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s190sjqYRdg

Session 12

Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well Being

Slideshare SDGS - Overview by the United Nations

SDG1 No Poverty

SDG 2 – Zero Hunger

SDG 3 Health and Well Being

5 short Videos -Sustainable Development Goals and one TED Talk

https://developmenteducation.ie/blog/2017/09/5-videos-sustainable-development-goals-worth-view-useful-ted-talk/

Session 13

Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation

Slideshare SDGS - Overview by the United Nations

SDG4 Education

SDG5 Gender Equality

Session 14

Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Affordable and Clean Energy; Decent Work and Economic Growth; Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 8 Decent work and Employment

Session 15

Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Reduced inequality; Sustainable cities and communities; Responsible consumption and production; Climate Action

SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities

Slideshare SDGs at State and District Level in India

Video on Dubai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCKz8ykyI2E

Session 16

Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Life below water: Life on Land; Peace and Justice Strong Institutions; Partnerships to Achieve the Goal

Video on Bhutan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lc_dlVrg5M&list=TLPQMjgwOTIwMjAuBkg3TPylKg&index=2

Session 17

SDGs and its relevance for organisations

Session 18

Integrated framework for reporting sustainability in organisations

Slideshare Role of Institutions and Sustainability Reporting

Reference Sustainability-and-Reporting-Trends-in-2025-1

Session 19

Integrated framework for reporting sustainability in organisations

Slideshare Integrated Framework for SD

Session 20

Factoring aspects of Sustainable Development into performance of organisations

Session 21 to 34

Group Projects

Climate change impacts on

Agriculture - what is the current practice and its implications for the sector and stakeholders; enumerate policy responses; provide your own recommendations based on your understanding of issues, challenges, debates, critiques

Marine fishing – what is the current practice and its implications for the sector and stakeholders; enumerate policy responses; provide your own recommendations based on your understanding of issues, challenges, debates, critiques

Forest dwellers -what is the current practice and its implications for the sector and stakeholders; enumerate policy responses; provide your own recommendations based on your understanding of issues, challenges, debates, critiques

Business organisations – MSMEs, manufacturing, service industries; application of the integrated framework for sustainability reporting

Develop an Action Plan through a Case Study for integrating sustainability across an organisation’s value chain

Develop and apply the Integrated Reporting Framework for Sustainability through a case.

Climate Change Case Studies - links

Climate Change project framework

Climate change Project Group list 2020

Case Studies

Case Studies

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    Professor Smita is presently Director Research at the Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha. She has a background in Social Anthropology and Development Planning. A gold medalist from the University of Delhi, she has several national and international awards to her credit. She received her Ph.D from the Asian Institute of Technolgy, Bangkok (Thailand) […]