Senior Sustainability Professional

Hours: 370 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $2,600.00

Course Overview:

Energy availability is a real concern for everyone. Without energy or with access to much less energy than we currently use, we could not live in the same way, and life would not be easy. As an Sustainability Professional you will learn about this new ‘green’ paradigm, where energy plays a central role in our lives. Building an energy future which assures ample supplies of energy to meet our needs should be a major priority and of concern to all. Energy supply is a complex subject and many considerations come into play: science, technology, the economy, politics, the environment, energetic independence, national security, and so on.

This course exposes the student to financially, environmentally, and socially responsible objectives that are supported by strategies and achieved by clear tactics that have measurable outcomes. The student is introduced to methods of implementing technologies and practices and will also learn how to measure the consequent social and environmental performance for written reports and persuasive presentations.

Sustainability Professionals are dedicated to the practice of environmental and social responsibility in ways that achieve financial stability over the long run. In this course the student will understand not just why businesses need to be more responsible but how businesses can be more successful over the long run. International standards are given full treatment. ISO 26000 is given detailed attention, slightly more than ISO 9000 or ISO 14000, because it melds guidance on both environmental and social responsibility into one general concept of social responsibility.

This course also specifies how to use traditional methods such as Six Sigma, lean, and operations research to improve processes, reduce resource use and waste, and make better social and environmental decisions that are based upon data from key financial, social, and environmental performance indicators. Armed with the knowledge from this course you can form educated and informed opinions on the future of energy and its impact on the economy, health, and the environment.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the core elements of energy production
  • Identify various sources of energy and the features of each
  • Identify methods of energy production for electricity and travel
  • Comprehend the elements of smart energy consumption
  • Identify key components of environmental management and leadership

The business world is undergoing dramatic change that is driven by tough new legislation, expanded market based incentives and increased consumer awareness of environmental issues (e.g., hazard ingredients in products, alternative energy, reduction in greenhouse gases). This is forcing companies to reassess the life cycle of their products and the efficiency of their supply chains. Environmental issues are becoming business critical. This Green Management course provides the vital information, backed by case studies and examples, that gives progressive business leaders the strategic know-how to pro-actively manage environmental issues and realize the business benefits of going green.

Smart business understands that their competitive advantage lies at the cutting-edge of the green shift. This Green Management course presents a complete suite of problems, scenarios, innovations and solutions that are rapidly becoming business-critical. You don't need to be an executive to benefit. You don't need to be an environmental activist to change. You just need to care deeply about the long-term success of your company.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the core elements of green strategic planning
  • Identify environmental management systems
  • Define the fundamentals of eco-design and green marketing
  • Identify alternatives to petroleum
  • Identify strategies for nurturing a green-minded and innovative workforce

Green Marketing Management helps individuals make informed decisions about choices that impact the environment. This insightful course provides a thorough introduction to the emerging field of green marketing management, including a useful exploration of the integral relationships among marketing strategy and action, macroeconomic sectors, and the environment. In addition to providing a detailed look at many green strategies, from environmentally friendly supply chains to the environmental implications of product creation, the course reviews the evolution of marketing and devotes considerable attention to the conditions for potential consumers to act in an ecologically responsible manner.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the core elements of strategic green planning
  • Comprehend the environmental effects of consumption
  • Identify strategies to deliver value via a sustainable supply cycle
  • Identify features of consumption in households and industries
  • Identify the steps for reporting the economic and environmental value of green marketing

Course Outline:

Sustainability Professional Module 1
Understanding Energy
  • We Need Energy
  • Primary and Secondary energy
  • Energy and First Law of Thermodynamics
  • Entropy and Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • Energy Sources We Use
  • Oil and Natural Gas
  • Properties of Hydrocarbons
  • Oil Fields
  • Coal: Fossil Fuel of the Future
  • Classification of Coals
  • Coal Combustion for Power Generation
  • Coal-to-Liquid Technologies
  • Fossil Fuels and Greenhouse Effect
  • Weather and Climate
  • Anthropogenic Emissions
  • Kyoto Protocol
Sustainability Professional Module 2
Energy Options
  • Hydropower
  • Dams and Diversions
  • Small-Scale Hydropower
  • Energy from the Ocean
  • Marine Current Energy
  • Osmotic Energy
  • Producing Biomass
  • Direct Combustion Technologies
  • Biomass and the Environmental Impact
  • Biofuels
  • Solar Energy
  • Thermal Solar Energy
  • Concentrated Solar Power Plants
  • Photovoltaic Systems
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Wind Energy
Sustainability Professional Module 3
Electricity & Transportation
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Uses of Nuclear Energy
  • Thermonuclear Energy
  • Electricity: Smart Use of Energy
  • Energy Sources for Electricity Production
  • From Mechanical Energy to Consumer
  • Energy Storage
  • Weak Points of Energy Supply Chain
  • Large-Quantity Storage Technologies
  • Thermal Energy Storage
  • Underground Energy Storage
  • History of Transportation
  • Energy and Transportation
  • CO2 Emissions
  • Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
Sustainability Professional Module 4
Smart Energy Consumption
  • Toward More Efficient Housing
  • Different Regions, Different Solutions
  • Bioclimatic Architecture
  • Energy Use in a Household
  • Improving the Way We Consume Energy
  • Cogeneration
  • Hydrogen
  • Production to Distribution
  • Hydrogen: Energetic Applications
  • Fundamentals of Fuel Cells
  • Direct Combined Heat and Power
  • Hydrogen Safety
Sustainability Professional Module 5
Environmental Management Systems
  • Defining Sustainability
  • Social Responsibility
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Conveying & Reporting
  • ISO 9000
  • ISO 14000
  • ISO 26000
  • Social & Environmental Responsibility Measures
  • Return on Responsible Investments
  • Financial-Ecological Returns
  • Energy Performance Contracting
  • Financial-Social Returns
Sustainability Professional Module 6
Sustainability Leadership
  • New Applications in Research
  • Sustainable Commercial Plants
  • Sustainable Industrial Plants
  • LEED Green Buildings
  • Energy Auditing
  • The Energy Plan
  • Responsible Lean Logistics
  • Process Mapping
  • A Sustainable Economy
  • Macro-Micro Disconnect
  • GDP
  • Systems Thinking
Green Management Module 1
Green Strategic Planning
  • Changing Management of Environmental Issues
  • Guiding Principles
  • Executing a Green Strategic Plan
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Vision
  • Key Market Influencers
  • Risk & Opportunity Assessment
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Compliance Framework
  • Ownership, Collaboration & Communication
Green Management Module 2
Green Design & Green Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Eco-design
  • The Role of Government
  • Adapt or Die
  • Moving Green Products to the Mainstream
  • Public Opinion in Different Regions
  • Green Marketing Claims
  • Supply Chain Drivers
  • Legislation & Policies
  • Logistics Optimization
Green Management Module 3
Alternatives to Petroleum
  • Conservation
  • Energy Value Chain
  • Energy Options
  • Government Influence
  • Emissions Trading
  • Action on Climate Change
  • About Carbon Markets
  • The Future of Trading
Green Management Module 4
Greening Human Resources
  • Nurture a Culture of Innovation
  • Evolution of the Talent Problem
  • Sustainability & Human Capital Management
  • Types of Workers
  • HR Processes on the Supply Chain
  • Innovation’s Return on Investment
  • Road Map for the Future
  • Trends & Forecasts
  • Business Opportunities
Green Marketing Management Module 1
The Consumption-Environment Interface
  • An Overview of Green Marketing
  • An Overview of Strategic Green Planning
  • The Environment and consumption
  • The Environmental Effects on Consumption
Green Marketing Management Module 2
Providing Value via Sustainable Marketing Strategies
  • Discovering Value via Market Analysis
  • Communicating Value via Integrated Marketing Programs
  • Producing Value via Innovation
  • Delivering Value via Sustainable Supply Cycle Strategies
  • Delivering Value in Retailing
  • Proclaiming Value via Sustainable Pricing Strategies
Green Marketing Management Module 3
Macroeconomic Energy Consumption
  • The Role of Household Consumption
  • Energy Consumption in the Services Sector
  • Energy Consumption in the Transportation Sector
  • The Role of Industrial Consumption
Green Marketing Management Module 4
Green Marketing and Sustainability Reporting
  • Reporting Value to Stakeholders
  • Purposes of Sustainability Reporting
  • Reporting Economic Value
  • Reporting Environmental Value
  • Reporting Social Value

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
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  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
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  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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