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Evaluating the Social and Economic Pillars of Sustainability

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Methods for Evaluating the Social and Economic Pillars of Sustainability


Course Objectives: 


To introduce students to methodologies used to assess societal impacts as well as economic impacts in a sustainability context.

This course will present various methodologies including: Social LCA, Sustainability LCA, Life Cycle Costing, Ecosystem services valuation, Full Cost Accounting, Total Cost Accounting, Multicriteria Decision Analysis and Sustainability Return on Investment. As a group, we will explore the various methodologies, their strengths and weaknesses and learn how each is best used. Additionally we will expose the gaps in analysis techniques and show you how those gaps might be filled. At the end of the course, you will have a basic understanding of the different methodologies and how to apply them accordingly.


  • Social LCA
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Full cost accounting/valuing ecosystem services
  • Social/Sustainability ROI
  • Working session – Gap analysis

Prerequisites:  Practical LIfe Cycle Assessment (LCA) (online or on-site) or a working knowledge of LCA
Medium:   Online, 1 Session
Duration:  3 hours — plus one hour of one-on-one time (full price attendees only)

Cost:  $350 per person
Student Discount: Students receive a 50% discount on all EarthShift Global classes (provided minimum attendance requirements are met).


Upcoming Classes

January 21, 2016           1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT (17:00-20:00 UTC)            Online — GoTo Meeting
Classes are subject to minimum attendance requirements.



The class will meet online at www.gotomeeting.com. You will be provided with an invitation and password prior to the class.  

Before the class you will receive a PDF of the presentation slides, which you can use for note taking during the class. These often prove to be a great help when conducting your future LCA’s.

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Private Training/Consulting Services

Private Training/Consulting Services are Available — please contact us for a quote (price depending on location and number of attendees) and to set up a time.

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