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Sustainable Venturing and the New Energy Economy

Sustainable Venturing and the New Energy Economy is an exciting opportunity to focus on sustainable energy and market incentives. Through readings, examples, and assignments, the course will focus on specific venture strategies that are being utilized to capture economic opportunities in these sectors.

Course Content

  • Session 1: Introduction to the Course/Tragedy of the Commons Simulation
  • Session 2: Market Systems and Drivers of Opportunity
  • Session 3: Opportunities in Sustainable Venturing
  • Session 4: Climate and Energy; Opportunities in a Fossil and Carbon Constrained World
  • Session 5: Marketing and Informational Strategies in the Sustainable Venturing
  • Session 6: Social Entrepreneurship
  • Session 7: Opportunities in Sustainable Energy: Wind and Solar Power
  • Session 8: Political, Institutional, and Market Appropriating Strategies in Sustainable Venturing

Course Faculty

Dr. Tom Dean is a professor at Colorado State University of strategy and entrepreneurship in the Department of Management in the College of Business. His research and teaching passions are at the intersection of entrepreneurship and sustainability, and the economic opportunities inherent in the transition to a sustainable economy. He is currently writing a textbook on sustainable venturing and pursuing further research on the topic. Tom has consulted with a number of organizations on strategic and environmental issues and opportunities, and worked with Universities in Eastern Europe and Asia to develop environmental management and energy programs.

Registration Information

In person: August 4-7, 2012 on CSU Fort Collins Campus. Register now!

Online: dates TBA

More details coming soon - call Kathryn Ernst for more information at (970) 491-5612