The course provides an introduction to the business-sustainability domain by presenting relevant management theories and corresponding practical experiences putting a special emphasis on the roles companies play in climate change action.
An array of corporate management tools will be introduced during the course including sustainability indicators, carbon accounting, corporate sustainability and environmental management systems, which can be useful for course participants during their professional career. The course also highlights international efforts to tackle climate change and the role businesses can play in their success.
Apart from a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of the fight against climate change, participants can improve their negotiation skills through a role-play simulating international climate change negotiations.
Gyula Zilahy is Full Professor of environmental management at the Department of Environmental Economics of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary. He holds a PhD in Management Sciences from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration (2003).
He has been a guest lecturer at St. Gallen University (Switzerland) and ESADE (Barcelona, Spain). Gyula also serves as the Vice-Dean for International Affairs and Research at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at BME.
His teaching topics include the management of responsible organizations, sustainable business models and the implications of climate change on businesses.