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  Part 1: Defining the sustainability business case

Toolkit Download and Assignment

In this unit, there are two items to download. The first is called the Alphabet Soup of Sustainability and it is a brief outline of key terms and concepts with links to additional resources (note that the link to download the document is below the document display).

The second is the Module 2 Toolkit file. Download and complete the exercise on brainstorming business case opportunities for your company in the four categories covered in this module’s video: operational efficiency, customer acquisition, risk mitigation and compliance, and employee engagement.

Alphabet Soup of Sustainability.pdf
Module 2 Toolkit V3.pdf


In later modules, you will find many resources linked, based on topics and examples covered in each section. For this first module, there is a PDF to download with many general resources that will be helpful throughout this course. Here are some additional resources related to the RISK portion of this section's video:


To start the 10 question, graded quiz, enter your name and email address and click Begin Quiz in the box below. After answering the questions, click DONE to see your results. If you want to earn Continuing Education Units from ISSP or USGBC, or to receive a Certificate of Completion, you must score a minimum of 70% on each quiz. You have unlimited attempts to pass the quiz. If you score less than 70%, review the module resources and try again. Refresh the page or go back to the main course menu and then come back into this page and go through the quiz again. Remember to click DONE at the end of the quiz and at the end of the results page.

If the box does not appear or you experience problems, you can also use this link to take the quiz.

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Discussion Prompt
Given this overview of sustainability and what you are aware of from current events or your own research, which of the four business case drivers represents the greatest opportunity for your business or property? Why did you select the chosen category of returns and name at least one specific initiative you think is worth pursuing?