This course explores the evolving new global economy, one in which the increasing challenges generated by the unsustainable use of non-renewable resources collides with forces that will dramatically realign power and influence.
The course focuses on three central questions:
- How does our understanding of sustainability need to evolve to create a future of health and wellbeing, a future that is regenerative rather than destructive?
- What historic, legal, policy, political and dynamic factors contributed to the design of an economy so obsessively focused on short-term results that we have incentivized behavior that is dangerous and destructive for our long-term survival?
- How do we move towards a new economy driven by a sustainable understanding of wealth and happiness, equity and justice that insists on a systems based, long-term point of view? How do we build and manage organizations that personify this edict?