Composing Change student team in front of their poster.

The Capstone Project, or Environment and Business (ENBUS) 402, is a two-term course that serves as the capstone for the undergraduate ENBUS program. The course allows students to apply their knowledge and skills gained in the ENBUS program to a meaningful project in the business community. Teams of 4-5 students that work on projects that integrate and apply the concepts of business and sustainability. Teams are either matched with organizations to work on a current sustainability problem, or take a more entrepreneurial approach and build their own projects to explore emerging challenges or even to explore future business ideas.

Wear the Change poster.Click on the image to enlarge.

 

On average, each year student teams put in over 36,000 hours researching sustainable solutions for more than 20 projects.

The size or focus of the organization is less important. What really matters is the sustainability challenge that each organization faces. Our student teams have worked on projects that include:

  • Developing sustainability reporting/tracking frameworks and sustainable procurement guidelines;
  • Integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting;
  • Developing consumer sustainability buying guides;
  • Conducting Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) on products; and
  • Providing recommendations for incorporating sustainability initiatives into organizations based on analysis that includes Return on Investment (ROI).

If you represent an organization with a sustainability challenge and think our student teams could help, please let us know. We would love to talk to you about how we can help.

Contact:
Dan Murray
Lecturer