Designing for Environmental Sustainability and Social Impact

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About this resource

This project-based course will explore the connection between environmental conservation and poverty reduction. Learn how to develop entrepreneurial solutions for challenges where the environment and livelihoods are sometimes at odds -- like deforestation, overfishing, waste management, and agriculture.

Learn How To:

  • Tackle environmental challenges with concepts like systems thinking, circular design, behavior change, and natural capital
  • Create a culture of collaboration between social entrepreneurs and conservation organizations
  • Design products and services that contribute to a circular economy
  • Change behaviour in order to conserve biodiversity
  • Make the case for investing in environmental conservation with lessons from the natural capital movement

This course is free and 6-weeks long. The next edition starts on July 6, 2021

Acumen Academy is the World’s School for Social Change. Its mission is to unleash a new generation of social innovators and leaders with the character and competence to build a more just, inclusive and sustainable world. Since 2006, it has offered 39 online courses offering tools to build social businesses and a better world, with over 1 million sign-ups from 193 different countries.

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