Module details for Business and Environmental Sustainability: Reaching net-zero



The aim of this Module is to provide the student with :

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Understand current societal and political factors driving organisations to reduce environmental impact;

2.  Evaluate an organisations current environmental impact;

3.  Create and implement a new strategy to reduce an organisations environmental impact

Indicative Content

1 Environmental stewardship

Examine why environmental stewardship is important for any business to pursue, and why that importance will likely grow stronger in the future

2 Evaluating impact

Methods for evaluating an organisations current environmental impact

3 Implementing your vision

Defining initiatives that fill gaps between the current state and the future vision and constructing a roadmap for achieving the vision

4 Managing change

To introduce and explain business process transformation methodologies, with supporting technology and tools, that focus on increasing operational efficiency and reducing waste. E.g. IBM’s Green Sigma methodology

5 Frameworks for going green

Frameworks for developing and implementing a green strategy, and illustrate the benefits many organisations have realised in each strategic area

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 0
Tutorial/Seminar 12
Practical Activity 24
Assessment 50
Independent 114
Total 200

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2021/22 , and may be subject to change for future years.