Profits with a Purpose: ESG and Supply Chain Strategies

    EX 1111 is offered this winter:

Par­tic­i­pants will under­stand the prin­ci­ples and pur­pose of ESG and Social Pro­cure­ment in busi­ness, focus­ing on sourc­ing strate­gies. As well they will attain work­ing knowl­edge of how to con­tribute to social cap­i­tal and eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment; draft poli­cies which reflect social val­ues; under­stand the role of tech­nol­o­gy in affect­ing sus­tain­abil­i­ty; devel­op rel­e­vant KPIs, strate­gies and tac­tics; under­stand trade agree­ment oblig­a­tions at nation­al and inter­na­tion­al lev­els; build aware­ness of cir­cu­lar econ­o­my impacts; iden­ti­fy oppor­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges, and hear direct­ly from Cana­di­an ESG leaders.
Course at a glance

    This 14-hour micro-credential will cover environment, social and governance (ESG) principles and how they apply to social procurement strategies. Focusing on emerging practices, purchasers will learn how to make business decisions based on a broader set of values factors of ESG.

    Topics included:

    • ESG principles and practices
    • Social procurement leading practices and alignment with trade agreements
    • circular economy meets supply chain strategies
    • Policy and KEIs
    • working with social enterprise


Feb 5, 2024Feb 6, 2024

8:30 am – 4:30 pm MT


8:30 am – 4:30 pm MT






Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

14 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Larry Berglund

Your Instructor

Larry BerglundID: larry-berglund

Class info
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

  • Students who complete this micro-credential will receive elective credit in the Management Development Certificate Program.
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EX 1111 is offered this winter: