Strategies for Social Impact through Sustainable Development: A Harvard Business Simulations and Cases Approach


INSTRUCTOR: Hortensia Sampedro


SCHEDULE: Wednesday, 2:00 PM – 4:45 PM (Online Live and Yearlong)

Course Description

Social problems impacting sustainable development are approaching critical levels not seen in the history of humanity. In order to address these problems in a timely fashion, it requires the collaborative response of corporations, nonprofits, governments, and NGOs. This collaboration needs to be coordinated from the community level to the global level, which requires different social, technological, and capital resources. The purpose of this two-semester course is to explore the complexities of the problems and social impacts, specifically in terms of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG). This course prepares the student to live in the 21st century and gives them the mental framework and skills that will be applicable regardless of the career path chosen by the student. UNSDG ( covers 17 areas of the most critical social problems of the 21st century. These would be discussed during the two semesters with select Harvard Business Simulations and Cases as well as selected readings and videos.

This is a two-semester course in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.