Business and Environmental Sustainability

Module code: CORP 3600

Module description

Greening Business is concerned with the question of how and why firms might respond to pressures to improve their environmental performance. It examines the growth of the environmentalist movement, the major drivers for change in corporate ecological responsiveness, alternative models of corporate greening, the ways in which firms can demonstrate their environmental credentials and notions of sustainable development and the sustainable business organisation.

The module adopts an inter‑disciplinary approach to the subject matter and has close links with other modules, most notably Strategic Management and Contemporary Business Issues.

Assessment Criteria:

The module assessment is designed to develop the student's capacity to analyse, critically evaluate and synthesise information from a wide range of sources to complete a given task or tasks. The essay will provide an opportunity for students to develop these skills. The terminal examination enables students to further demonstrate these skills and their knowledge and understanding of the module content within a time‑constrained environment.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: TBC
  • Tutorials: TBC


  • Assignment: 50%
  • Unseen exam: 50%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books