Business Innovation and Sustainability (IBUS6012)


Businesses are increasingly challenged to build sustainability into their core business model. Sustainability is now driving disruptive innovation. This unit centres on addressing significant business and societal challenges by exploring and devising value capturing opportunities from sustainability based innovation. Topics include global theory and practice in business innovation and sustainability, market transformation, design thinking, disruption and business model design. It also explores the processes involved in innovation which drive growth. This unit is structured around learning from engaged practice. Students are required to work with businesses in capitalising on disruptive innovation opportunities in a way which delivers social, economic and environmental returns.

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1x 3 hr lecture/seminar per week


individual assignment (60%); group assignment (30%); presentations (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Assumed knowledge

IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

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.