Energy and Environmental Sustainability (BUSS6001)


This unit examines the nexus between energy and environmental sustainability, and the impact of both on business, society and economic development. It assesses the factors that have brought energy security and the sustainability of the environment to the forefront of concern including: the changing dynamics of energy markets in the wake of increasing demand from developing economies; the pursuit of unconventional energy resources; population growth and food security; water scarcity; and climate change. It considers the impact of increasing concern by a range of stakeholder groups on the way businesses are managing risks related to energy resources and other non-financial factors. The unit also examines the effectiveness of government policies in response to these challenges, and considers the impact that new technologies might have in mitigating future risks. The unit is taught intensively with a focus on developing applied business skills.

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Intensive - 8 days (4 x Saturday and Sunday) 10-4pm


class participation (15%), oral presentation (25%) and research report (60%)

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If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.