ENE456 Seminar: Corporate and private environmental responsibility
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), large corporations, environmental responsibility environmental conservation work, clean technology development, environmental NGOs strategy, policy influence.
Knowledge - upon successful completion the student
- Is familiar with selected environmental NGOs and large private corporations with interests in the environment and clean technology development.
- Knows how environmental NGOs and private corporations work toward environmental responsibility and conservation, including strategies in the short an long run.
- Understands the role of NGOs and large corporations in environmental issues and in policy work at both the national and international level.
Skills - upon successful completion the student
- Can explain differences between various types of environmental NGOs.
- Can explain and discuss environmental responsibility of large private corporations.
- Can coordinate and work on subject related matter in peer-groups.
- Can present and discuss subject related questions to a larger audience.
The seminar is divided in two parts. The first part consists of lectures from representatives of selected NGOs and large private corporations that have an environmental agenda. The second part consists of student group work and presentations.
Requirements for course approval
Mandatory attendance at all lectures and activities.
Due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, the assessment for the spring semester 2020 has been changed:
Individual paper, grading scale Pass/Fail
Original assessment form spring 2020 – cancelled:
Group presentation. 4-7 students per group.
Pass / fail
NGO Diplomacy: The Influence of Nongovernmental Organizations in International Environmental Negotiations (2007), Betsill, M.M, Corell, E. (eds.). MIT Press.
Doyle, Julie (2009) Climate Action and Environmental Activism: The Role of Environmental NGOs and Grassroots Movements in the Global Politics of Climate Change In: Boyce, Tammy and Lewis, Justin, eds. Climate Change and the Media. Peter Lang, New York, USA, pp. 103-116. ISBN 9781433104619
- ECTS Credits
- Teaching language
Spring. Offered Spring 2020, week 17.
Professor Stein Ivar Steinshamn, Department of Business and Management Science.