Denmark, Aarhus

Sustainable Enterprise Excellence

when 17 July 2013 - 14 August 2013
duration 4 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS

Sustainable Enterprise Excellence (SEE) results as a consequence of balancing both the competing and complementary interests of key stakeholder segments, including society and the natural environment, to increase the likelihood of superior and sustainable competitive positioning and hence long-term enterprise success that is synonymous with continuously relevant and responsible governance, strategy, actions and results.This is accomplished through an integrated approach to organizational design and function emphasising innovation, operational, supply chain, customer-related, human capital, financial, marketplace, societal, and environmental performance. The intent of this approach is to ethically, efficiently and effectively (E3) integrate 3E (equity, ecology, economy) Triple Top Line strategy throughout enterprise culture and activities to produce Triple Bottom Line 3P (people, planet, profit) results that are simultaneously pragmatic and innovative.

Course leader

Rick Edgeman, Aarhus University

Target group

Master's students

Course aim

Upon successful completion of the course participants will understand the key issues surrounding corporate social & environmental responsibility (CSER), enterprise excellence, and globally influential approaches to their assessment, including ISO 14000, ISO 26000, the Global Reporting Initiative, UN Global Compact Principles, the European Quality Award, and America’s Baldrige National Quality Award. Further, successful course participants will be integrate these tools and principles and use them to assess organizational progress toward Sustainable Enterprise Excellence. Among the skills and tools those successfully completing the course will become familiar with, will understand, and will be able to apply are: GRI approaches, ISO 14000; ISO 26000; UN Global Compact principles; prominent enterprise excellence models; and basic and advanced SEE assessment models.

Fee info

EUR 0: Students on a bilateral exchange programme do not have to pay. Freemovers are obliged to pay participation fees while tuition fees only apply to freemovers from countries outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland.