Course Catalog

IPOL8623

Sem:Bus Models for Sustain Dev

This seminar explores the growing role of the private sector in promoting sustainable development goals in low and middle income countries through core business activities. The overarching aim of such business models is to reduce poverty and promote sustainability by: 1) stimulating access to global markets and supply chains; 2) delivering affordable and sustainable goods and services; 3) responding to the demands of climate change mitigation and adaptation; and/or 4) promoting local capacities for sustainable production. The seminar will examine case studies of five business models, ranging from small-scale, for-profit and non-profit enterprises to partnerships between multinational corporations and NGOs and/or development agencies. Students will work in teams to undertake their own case studies. Together, we will seek to draw lessons for scalability.
Subject:
International Policy
Department:
International Policy
Division:
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Fall 2011 - MIIS

IPOL8623A-F11 Seminar (Zarsky)

Fall 2010 - MIIS

IPOL8623A-F10 Seminar (Zarsky)

Fall 2009 - MIIS

IPOL8623A-F09 Seminar (Zarsky)