Module Details

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Title BUSINESS & THE ENVIRONMENT
Code ENVS470
Coordinator Dr UJ Jha Thakur
Geography and Planning
Urmila.Thakur@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

To explore the relationships between business and the new environmental agenda;

To develop an understanding of the benefits of a positive approach to environmental management for business;

To develop an understanding of the processes involved in developing environmental management systems for businesses.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) an appreciation of the growing importance of environmental management to business;

(LO2) an understanding of the processes involved in the development of a formal environmental management system

(LO3) an ability to appreciate the advantages and disadvantages of formal verification.

(LO4) an ability to communicate ideas effectively to different audiences

(S1) Communicating to different audiences using a variety of different approaches

(S2) Teamwork

(S3) Organisational skills


Syllabus

 

Business and the new environmental agenda, the competitive advantage of environmental management, compliance with environmental regulations, the green backlash, developing new markets and the move towards corporate social responsibility;

Development of international, European Union and national environmental good practice; ecolabelling, risk analysis, life cycle analysis, environmental management systems (BS7750, EMAS, ISO14004);

Environmental management systems in practice, what they involve, preliminary review, compliance audit, continual improvement, supply chain audit, monitoring and review systems, approaches to waste minimisation, energy audits etc;

Third party verification, is it worth it?  Case studies looking at the application of environmental management principles in practice from both the perspective of businesses and the support mechanisms being offered to small businesses to address these new agendas .


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Fully online delivery and assessment comprising unscheduled e-lectures and weekly synchronous activity, alternating tutorials and workshops

Teaching Method 1 - E-lecture
Description: online delivery
Attendance Recorded: No (asynchronous)

Teaching Method 2 - Tutorials
Description: online delivery
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method 3 - Workshops
Description: online delivery
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   5

5

    14

24
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 126
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Individual presentation. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Second  12 minutes    50       
Individual Report There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) : First  2500 word report    50       

Recommended Texts

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