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Sustainable Social Enterprises for the Fossil-Free Economy




2023 Summer Environmental – Weekend Intensive

About This Class

Shifting the global economy off of fossil fuels while pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals, such as reducing income inequality, requires harnessing the power of the private sector in new ways.  Using a series of case studies of inspiring sustainability pathbreakers working in renewable energy, organic foods, water, finance, and fair trade, the course explores how social enterprises, such as cooperatives and B Corp, pursue the triple bottom line. 

After completing this course, students will understand the critical role of sustainable social enterprise design to our fossil-free future, and know how to draft purpose-infused governance documents to influence sustainability outcomes.

Class Code



Environmental Law