University of Technology Sydney

69369 Sustainability Practices in Industry

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The transition to a sustainable future requires collaboration between industry, government and other stakeholders to achieve sectoral change. The guiding vision for action on sustainability comes from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, it is not always clear how to put these high-level goals into practice at a workplace level. This subject introduces a six-step transition management planning framework to identify sustainability practices that are context-specific and contribute towards achieving the SDGs. The framework covers system analysis, stakeholder engagement, foresighting, option development and selection, implementation and evaluation, and can be used in any industry. Case studies from industries such as energy, manufacturing, agriculture and the built environment demonstrate practical applications. Students learn to apply the framework in their own context by working through each of the steps in an individual project on a system of their choosing.

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