Short Course Description
The course focuses on understanding the use of tools and approaches for evaluating the environmental performance and eco-efficiency of products, companies, and sectors. The course provides students with the basic concepts of industrial ecology (IE) and examines how to use various IE tools in business context. The course exposes the students to quantitative tools and concepts to better deal with measuring environmental performance related issues that occupy firms and stakeholders? attention.
1. Understand the basic concepts of eco-efficiency and industrial ecology
2. Understand the main tools of industrial ecology
3. Apply some of the concepts and methods in real cases with emphasize on the business side
4. Experience applying the tools in practice