F&ES 953a,b / 2019-2020

Business and the Environment Consulting Clinic

Credits: 3
Fall 2019: Tu,Th, 10:30-11:50, Kroon 319
Spring 2020: Tu,Th, 10:30-11:50, Kroon 319


Students work as a team on a specific project for an external company. The course provides students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge of business and environmental issues to real-life situations. It also provides a unique opportunity for students to manage a real-life client consulting engagement. Examples of projects include (1) researching and recommending best practices in supply chain sourcing; (2) assessing water risk in a company’s operations; and (3) recommending improvements around energy usage, waste disposal, etc. The intent is to provide a “capstone” experience, calling for the application of skills and tools learned from previous courses. Class sessions consist of a mix of in-class lectures, team meetings with the instructor, and guest lecturers. Lectures address topics such as project management and business strategy. Guest speakers discuss various environmental and sustainability topics such as sustainability reporting, and environmental certifications and labeling. Enrollment limited to twenty-four. Prerequisites for F&ES students applying to the clinic are at least one of the following courses (or equivalent experience): F&ES 578, 616, 636, 680, 807, 811, 821, 874.

Prerequisites for F&ES 953:
F&ES 578: PSC: Financial Concepts for Environmental Managers
F&ES 680: Ecosystem Finance (Semester-2 October 21-December 4)
F&ES 807: Corporate Environmental Management and Strategy
SOM students need to have completed their first term at the School.
Limited to 24