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  • Teacher Carlo Boschetti

  • Credits 6

  • SSD SECS-P/08

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Business Administration (cod. 0897)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

No poverty Good health and well-being Affordable and clean energy Climate Action

Academic Year 2021/2022

Course contents

The three levels of strategic value of sustainability

Sustainable business models

Fundamentals of ethical approach

Ethics and technology

Ethics and environment

Ethics and business: having a market economy or being a market-based society


Required papers

Boschetti Carlo, Il senso della vita e i criceti, Aracne editrice, 2021, capp. 1, 3, Conclusioni

Ram Nidumolu, C.K. Prahalad, M.R. Rangaswami, Why sustainability is now the key driver of innovation, Harvard Business Review, September 2009

M.E. Porter, M. R. Kramer, Creating Shareholder Value. How to reinvent capitalism – and unleash a wave of innovation and growth Harvard Business Review, January-February 2011

T. Whelan, E. Douglas, How to Talk to Your CFO About Sustainability, Harvard Business Review, January-February 2021

Suggestions (not for the final assessment)

S.L. Lewis, M.A. Maslin, The human planet. How we created the Antropocene, Penguin Books, London, 2018

D. Acemoglu, J.A. Robinson, Why nations fail, Crown Publishing Group, 2012

M.J. Sandel, What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012

Teaching methods

Interactive lectures, companies speakers

Assessment methods

Multiple choices and open questions

Alternatively, the student can propose to carry out a study project on the sustainability strategy of a specific company od her/his choice that has given her/him availability to be studied. In this case the project must be approved by the teacher

Office hours

See the website of Carlo Boschetti