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Corporate Sustainability

Implement strategies for sustainable growth in your business to help you deliver your goods or services responsibly.

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Corporate Sustainability

386 enrolled on this course

  • 6 weeks

  • 1 hour per week

  • Accreditation available

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Understand what is meant by business sustainability

Sustainability aims to meet the needs of today without compromising future generations’ ability to meet theirs. For businesses, it’s important to not only focus on the growth of profit but also the concepts of green and sustainable development. This is known as corporate sustainability.

On this six-week course, you’ll be introduced to the United Nations’ SDGs and how you can use them as a blueprint for sustainable corporate development. You’ll be given specific methods to move towards a sustainable enterprise and how to implement SDGs in your business strategy.

You’ll gain an understanding of how companies can create profits and be responsible for the interests of investors and, at the same time, assume social responsibilities for employees, society, and the environment.

Gain an introduction to sustainable finance

You’ll start by exploring sustainable financial development to help develop an understanding of sustainable and responsible investing.

Through this exploration, you’ll discover the challenges of sustainable investing in your country and the use of AI for sustainable finance.

Explore a sustainable supply chain

Next, you’ll discover sustainability within a supply chain.

Exploring case studies, you’ll discover how businesses can best face the challenges of sustainability to create a responsible supply chain.

Understand the financial foundation of corporate sustainability

On the final weeks of the course, you’ll unpack the financial foundation of corporate sustainability to learn how to balance between social and financial goals.

You’ll also explore how corporate sustainability interlinks with the environment and how businesses can identify ecological impacts, balance resources, and minimise any environmental impacts.


  • Week 1

    International Sustainable Financial Development

    • Welcome to the course

      In this course, your educator will be learning with you. Please tell us what you expect.

    • Preliminary understanding of sustainable investing

      In this section, Dr. Huang will introduce the definition of sustainable investing and responsible investment strategies.

    • Global Sustainable Investment Situation

      The global sustainable investment situation is constantly evolving and growing in importance. Dr. Huang will lead us to explore these topics.

    • Local Sustainable Investment Situation

      In this section, Dr. Huang will discuss the results of a sustainable investment survey conducted in an Asian country.

  • Week 2

    Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Finance (1)

    • When AI Meets Finance

      In this section, Dr. Day will introduce what AI and sustainable finance are, as well as the innovation and application of AI in financial services.

    • The New Revolution of Information: AI

      Dr. Day will introduce the definition of AI and explore the concept and applications of generative AI through examples such as ChatGPT and Large Language Models (LLMs).

  • Week 3

    Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Finance (2)

    • The Application of AI Technology in Sustainable Finance

      In this section, Dr. Dayi will introduce how AI drives sustainable finance development, and its application in carbon emission data statistics and other areas.

    • AI for Social Good in Sustainable Finance: Exploring Key Research Topics and Opportunities for Advancement

      This section will explore the important issues related to AI and the benefits it brings to society.

  • Week 4

    Sustainable Supply Chains

    • Sustainable and Ethical Business with Responsible Supply Chains

      In this section, Dr. Li will introduce us to what sustainable business and responsible supply chain are.

    • Sustainable Supply Chain Management in a Chocolate Industry: Unraveling Controversies and Challenges

      In this section, Dr. Li will illustrate the challenges of sustainable supply chain management through a case.

    • Supporting sustainable businesses: What is the key?

      In this section, Dr. Li will lead us to reflect on the content learned in the previous steps.

  • Week 5

    The Financial Foundation of Corporate Sustainability

    • Balancing Social and Financial Goals: Can Companies Do Good and Make Money?

      In this section, Dr. You will lead us to explore what performance goals companies should focus on and whether it is possible to bring social benefits while making money.

    • Challenges in measuring social and sustainability performance

      In this section, Dr. You will explain the measurement of social performance and the challenges faced by sustainability measures.

    • The Future of ESG: End or Beginning?

      In recent years, ESG has reached its peak. Does this mean the beginning or end of ESG? Dr. Yu will lead us to explore together.

  • Week 6

    Corporate Sustainability and Environment

    • About Corporate Sustainability and Environment

      Dr. Wang will introduce the definition of the environment and the concept of natural sustainability.

    • Nature Sustainability: Balancing Resources, Ecosystems, and Well-being

      In this section, Dr. Wang will introduce the principles of natural sustainability, as well as what types of capital are found in nature.

    • Measuring Our Ecological Impact: Understanding Ecological Footprints

      The ecological footprint can measure our impact on the environment, including the well-known carbon footprint. In this section, Dr. Wang will introduce more to us.

    • Assessment Time

      This is the final review for this course. Thank you for participating in this course.

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service:

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.

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On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Analyzing financial activity from a perpetual enterprise.
  • Discuss the development of sustainable international finance and artificial intelligence finance, and analyze the development trend of sustainable international finance.
  • Develop issues such as green supply chain, low-carbon life and sustainable consumption.
  • Summarize and report results to generate a perpetual enterprise paper for publication purposes.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for those interested in corporate sustainability research and wants to engage in business sustainability.

It will also be of interest for students who are interested in business development, financial issues, and sustainable development issues.

Who will you learn with?

Department of Finance and Cooperative Management
College of Business
National Taipei University

Associate Professor
Graduate Institute of Information Management
College of Business
National Taipei University

Assistant Professor
Graduate Institute of International Business
College of Business
National Taipei University

Assistant Professor
Department of Business Administration
College of Business
National Taipei University

Assistant Professor
Institute of Natural Resource Management
College of Public Affairs
National Taipei University

Who developed the course?

Taipei Medical University

Taipei Medical University (TMU) has been a leader in Taiwan’s healthcare system for over half a century due to its research, teaching excellence, internationalization and outstanding medical service.

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