Coursebooks

Introduction to sustainable entrepreneurship

HUM-361

Lecturer(s) :

Binder Julia Katharina
Hertel Christina Julia

Language:

English

Summary

This course provides an introduction to sustainable entrepreneurship. By adopting a process perspective - from initial problem recognition all the way to establishing an impactful venture - this course offers a holistic overview of the steps involved in creating businesses for societal change

Content

The class will cover the following topics:

Keywords

sustainable development, entrepreneurship, technologies for impact, new firm creation

POLY-perspective :

https://www.epfl.ch/schools/cdh/cdhs-vision/

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

To steer this active learning experience, the course will combine classical lectures with several interactive teaching methods, including group work, student presentations, individual reflection exercises, case studies, as well as guest speaker experiences.

Expected student activities

Active participation of students in class;

Business idea generation individually and in groups;

Development of a business project in groups;

Presentations in class

Assessment methods

50% Sustainable business project (group project incl. three presentations and final commented pitch deck)

30% Individual assignment

20% Peer-2-Peer Feedback Evaluation

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Others Office hours upon request

Resources

Websites

In the programs

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German