Online course

Ethics in Sustainable Development

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Course Information

Course information

Next start date
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Course frequency
Every week
Time committment
- hours
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GVI Program Abroad

Book before the end of June 2024 and receive a USD 140 scholarship

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Course introduction

Passionate about making a positive and sustainable impact? Our Ethics in Sustainable Development online course helps you understand ethical theories in action and the role of ethics when addressing global issues.

In this online course, which is offered in partnership with the University of Richmond and UNC Charlotte, you’ll learn to analyze the ethicality of sustainable development and conservation. Discover the frameworks used to drive ethically minded decision making. Develop an understanding of how changes in religious, environmental, political and economical factors affect the evolution of global ethical practices.

You will learn the fundamentals of what the term “ethics” actually means. Then you will explore a framework for applying ethical theories to global issues. You will also join the debate around how to make the biggest impact and learn about different ways to achieve this, from aid to social justice. Finally, you will delve into examples of best practice in sustainable development, and explore impact-focused careers and movements from around the world.

This online course has been designed using over 2-decades of GVI experience operating in the sustainability sector. Over time, best practices and policies are constantly being adapted in line with advances in research and an increased pool of global knowledge. As such, you’ll begin to develop a strong understanding of the reasoning behind ethical standards within international development organizations, and social enterprises, both today and in the future.

Is this course for you?

This online course is for anyone who is looking to develop a mindful career in the ever-evolving space of international development. Whether you are beginning or switching to a career in the for-good industry, this online course will help you consistently develop your understanding of ethical best practice as well as recognise and mitigate the effects of malpractice.

Skills you’ll acquire

After completing this course you’ll be able to:

Earn your certification

Want to show colleges, universities and employers that you’ve got the knowledge and skills covered in this course? Once you’ve successfully completed any of our courses, we’ll send you a digital certificate of completion at no additional cost. The certificate will feature the official name of the course and your name. Add the certificate to your college application, your graduate school application, your job application or your LinkedIn page.