Examine whether transnational corporations can be both competitive and responsible by pursuing a strategy of sustainable development.
Take a set of courses that examine carefully the concept of sustainable development in an increasingly global economy. These courses are based on the premise that sustainable development means reconciling the need for economic growth, particularly in developing nations, with the need to protect both natural resources and the quality of life.
You will gain an understanding of:
the basic principles of environmental protection and sustainability
the emergence and consequences of globalization
the increasing role of international cooperation in managing environmental problems
the political economy of transnational corporations
the range of both positive and negative behaviors of transnational corporations in developing countries, and the ability to evaluate the environmental consequences of those behaviors
recent attempts to measure and evaluate sustainable development, including indicators of corporate practice