In 2020, the world woke up to the COVID-19 pandemic. Considered as the greatest challenge facing humanity since the World War II, countries are battling all odds to contain the spread of the virus. The pandemic has affected all spheres of our lives – health, education, social, and economic - and its effects are expected to be heavier on vulnerable people and societies. Its economic effect is projected to be devastating in terms of massive job loss, and economic slowdown.
More than ever the call is to do things differently. There are voices coming from different communities that the time has come to question our economic models, address climate change and to have fairer and more equitable economies.
The offer of the MOOC on “Introduction to Sustainable Development in Business” aims to contribute to that movement of “doing things differently”. The aim of this module is to introduce you to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and discuss issues related to sustainable development in business.
We hope that the module will play a pivotal role in creating a community of change agents who will act together to address the complex and immense challenges ahead.
Professionals in the field of sustainability, NGOs, University students.
Background/pre-requisite: This course does not require any prior exposure to sustainable development or business.
Desirable: Awareness of environmental issues and implications for trade, consumption and production.
Expected time investment: There are 4 units in this MOOC, with several topics under each unit. A learner is encouraged to complete a unit per week. The total duration of the module is four (4) weeks.
Mentoring: A tutor /facilitator will be providing support to students.
On completion of this course, you are expected to be able to:
A Certificate of Completion will be issued to you by the Open University of Mauritius and the Commonwealth of Learning. The Criteria for the award of the Certificate will be: