University of Technology Sydney

26820 Macro Sustainability Impacts

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In complex and volatile contexts, the core purpose of organisations and their sources of value creation can be disrupted demanding a recalibration of the organisational purpose. This subject cultivates a student’s disposition and provides them with tools and knowledge to become purpose-driven leaders. This subject explores the complex global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) drivers for change and outlines how new hybrid and purpose-driven business models are well equipped to deliver solutions to global sustainability issues. Students develop the confidence and ability to navigate and interpret the complex landscape and reorient organisational purpose toward beneficial impacts through a hybrid approach. They become knowledgeable about organisations that have successfully developed a purpose-driven business strategic positioning and how they created or adopted a legitimate norm framework. Essential skills are developed such as how to interpret emerging trends, literacy in legitimate norm-based frameworks, and capabilities to leverage organisational innovation for growth and social impact. Students learn how to move beyond aspirational strategic intent to a pragmatic and future-oriented blueprint for creating beneficial impacts beyond the business case.

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