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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SOEE2310 Tools and Techniques for Business, Environment and Corporate Responsibility

20 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Dr Andrea Taylor

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

This module is not approved as a discovery module


To provide students with a detailed understanding of a range of tools and initiatives developed for and by businesses to help them and the societies where they operate become more sustainable (including the environmental, social, and time dimensions). This module provides an overview of theoretical principles of the tools, followed by group discussions and practical case studies of their application.

This module builds on the foundation provided in the Level 1 module SOEE1390 Introduction to Business, Environment and Corporate Responsibility.

Skills outcomes
- Ability to understand and correctly apply tools for addressing sustainability problems in real-life case studies in businesses and organisations
- Team work
- Project management
- Data collection & analysis
- Communication with clients
- Group presentations
- Strategic planning
- Writing reports


- Systems thinking
- Life cycle thinking
- Sustainable development
- Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
- Corporate sustainability
- Organisational change
- Assessment and reporting
- Environmental management systems (EMS)
- Eco-efficiency, cleaner production
- Stakeholder engagement

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours160.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

20 x 1 hour reading per lecture
20 x 1 hour preparation for workshops (semester 1)
60 hours group project work and report preparation (Assignment 2)

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Formative exercises in the workshops throughout the module.
- A group consultancy project presented as a workshop in Semester 2.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
EssayEssay on Semester 1 topics50.00
Group ProjectGroup consultancy project based on Semester 1 and 2 topics50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resit will be an essay (in the case of the essay being missed due to mitigating circumstances/the cause for failure) and/or an individual presentation (in the case of the group consultancy project being missed due to mitigating circumstances/the cause for failure).

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/05/2023 16:29:07


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