Sara
Zanni

Junior Assistant Professor of Business and Management Engineering University of Bologna Core Faculty
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BIO

Researcher and practitioner in the field of sustainability assessment, Life Cycle Assessment, environmental risk assessment and remediation. She completed her PhD in Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering at DICAM, University of Bologna in 2017. She pioneered the Climate Kic in 2015. She is currently Junior Assistant Professor at the Department of Management, University of Bologna, involved in several research projects, such as EIT Climate Kic Flagship “Re-Industrialise” and Sustainability Measurement and Management Laboratory “SuMM Lab”.

COURSES

Every year our society uses the resources that the planet Earth takes about a year and a half to regenerate. This and other empirical evidence of global significance bring the theme of sustainability to the center of the economic, political and social debate. Recent studies show that a sustainability-oriented management approach adopted by some companies leads to a medium-long term competitive advantage over competitors, a success achieved thanks to the ability to innovate the business model and introduce measurement tools to monitor and better manage the value creation process. The course aims to launch a debate on how to introduce sustainability policies and practices within companies.

Hybrid MBA

More and more people maintain that it is society’s needs, not just economic ones, which drive markets. The goal of this course is to transfer the concept that a company managed in a sustainable manner, i.e. that integrates elements of a social and environmental nature in the management of the business, will be more effective in the long run in creating value for itself and its surrounding context.

MBA Part-Time (Weekend)

Over the last decade sustainability, corporate social responsibility and stakeholder management practices have become paramount for companies as well as for the society at large. Although most companies have developed sustainability programs over the years, as they’re cutting carbon emissions, reducing waste, and otherwise enhancing operational efficiency, we are witnessing a mishmash of sustainability tactics that does not add up to a sustainable strategy. To endure, a sustainable strategy has to cope with the competing – and apparently divergent – interests of all stakeholders: investors, employees, customers, governments, NGOs, and society.

In this context corporate Performance Measurement Systems (PMS) play a key role as they help companies to formalize and implement their sustainable strategies as well as to proactively identify new trajectories that help companies to appropriately reconcile the trade-offs between different stakeholders’ wants and needs.

 

Sustainability Transition Management
Sustainability Transition Management (Part-time)
The role of organizations in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals with particular attention to how this process of change in the development model affects enterprises and their organisational models. In this context it becomes interesting to evaluate how the onset of the pandemic has modified, in an open situation not yet foreseeable, the potential role of the enterprise to support the transformative resilience of society. We will examine in depth contexts and organizational models in evolution, by sector clusters.
Sustainability Transition Management
Sustainability Transition Management (Part-time)