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Sustainability Program

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Learn Sustainability Business Practices That Will Help You Make an Impact

The University of Colorado’s fully online Professional Non-Credit Sustainability Certificates in Business or Community Management can help students develop the skills necessary to take sustainable business practices to the next level in either the private or public sector. Both teach students to assess the current environmental impact of an organization, responding with strategies and new initiatives to improve upon those policies. Students earn the professional non-credit sustainability certificates by completing three core seminars plus one specialty seminar focused on either business sustainability management or community sustainability management.

Business Sustainability Management Specialty
The non-credit sustainability certificate in business management focuses on the challenges inherent to adapting sustainable business practices in the private sector, including attention to the bottom line, maximizing efficiencies, making the business case, corporate social responsibility, and reporting. Students will learn to guide their organizations effectively through new initiatives, and develop arguments for the implementation of sustainable practices.

Community Sustainability Management Specialty
The non-credit sustainability certificate in community management offers coursework examining the issues, challenges, and concerns of maintaining sustainable practices in the public sector, including government agencies, municipalities, education, health care, and non-profits. The coursework delves into navigating regulations and ordinances, stakeholder engagement, planning for new initiatives, and making the case for change.

The University of Colorado’s fully online Professional Non-Credit Sustainability Certificates in Business or Community Management may be taken as a full sustainability program, or students can also enroll in seminars within the programs individually.

Students who are inclined to develop their understanding of sustainability in both the public and private sector can choose to enroll in both certificate programs, completing only one additional seminar and earning both non-credit certificates – a total of five seminars as opposed to the four required to earn a single non-credit certificate.

A decision to opt-in to either or both of the non-credit sustainability certificates is available to participants who have been enrolled in individual seminars. The opt-in decision must be made, and registration form submitted, before the final seminar.


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