This resource, provided by the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, is a collection of materials related to business issues and sustainability. Cases, teaching notes/modules, position papers, journal articles, and book chapters are referenced and links provided to the sources where the material can be obtained. Use is free and there is a free registration as well. Registered users get access to additional materials that non-registered users don't.
Materials can be selected based on discipline, industry, type of resource, topic, and author.
Acquire conceptual knowledge related to sustainable business, corporate governance, and ethics
Target Student Population:
Materials can be adapted for any level of student population - undergraduate, graduate, executive, training.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Type of Material:
Faculty resource for materials to enhance teaching about sustainability issues in business. Exploration of teaching approaches used by others, teaching modules and notes, and other pedagogical tools.
Evaluation and Observation
This is collection has a solid academic base that focuses on leading edge issues in sustainable business.
Much of the material is housed at source sites that may not maintain accessibility to the referenced materials.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This site is very well developed and includes actual teaching notes and modules that faculty can use. Learning objectives are also identified for various materials.
The only issue is whether the site will be maintained and updated as time goes on.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
As mentioned earlier, this is a well designed and thoughtful site. It is designed for faculty, but students can also benefit. Materials are very well organized and accessible. Each modules is identified and classified. Different tabs note teaching modules, case studies, tools and resources.
Site maintenance and ensuring all links to other sites are working will be required.