SUST 6151 3.00
|Title||INNOVATING FOR SUSTAINABLE IMPACT|
The purpose of this course is to explore how social innovation can be used to build more sustainable and impactful solutions to social and environmental challenges. Despite the incredible progress in the overall level of human development over the past century, and more recent efforts to address growing ecological threats, a number of significant global challenges persist in both developed and developing countries, including generational poverty, discrimination, corruption, and climate change. This is primarily a project-based course with a focus on working on-site with a large social enterprise in Costa Rica to help identify improvements to their existing business model in order to generate greater environmental and social impact.