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Business Model Innovation for Sustainable Landscape Restoration

Land degradation is a widespread problem across the globe with serious consequences for the environment and all of society. Worsening land degradation caused by human activities is undermining the well-being of two-fifths of humanity, driving species extinctions and intensifying climate change. But there’s a huge potential for restoring landscapes: around two billion hectares of land, about two times the size of China, can be restored. In this MOOC we focus on the potential of business model innovation for the challenge of large-scale landscape restoration. We take a partnership approach and make a bridge between ecology and economy. Learners get to design their own innovative business model for landscape restoration with 4 returns: return of natural capital, return of social capital, return of inspiration and return of financial capital. You move from ideation towards successful implementation. Each step is illustrated with three real-life cases of landscape restoration in Spain, Iceland and Portugal. We highlight the following elements over a period of 8 weeks: 1. Vision Formulation 2. Systems Analysis 3. Stakeholder Analysis 4. Opportunity Analysis 5. Business Model Design 6. Solution Validation 7. Assessment & Monitoring 8. Reflection & Iteration This MOOC provides you with a meaningful opportunity to start contributing to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (https://www.decadeonrestoration.org/ ), which aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. Your participation is more relevant now than ever! This MOOC builds on the MOOC "A Business Approach to Sustainable Landscape Restoration" but can also be followed as a stand-alone. In the first MOOC you get comprehensive knowledge of landscape degradation and landscape restoration from both the perspective of natural science and from an economics and management perspective. (https://www.coursera.org/learn/landscape-restoration-sustainable-development/home/welcome ) These MOOCs are designed by ENABLE, a consortium of: Erasmus University Rotterdam, Commonland, United Nations University Land Restoration Training Programme, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC-CEBAS), and Nova School of Business & Economics. ENABLE was co-funded by the Erasmus+-programme of the European Union.

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Rating 4.5 based on 4 ratings
Length 9 weeks
Effort 8 weeks of study, 4 to 8 hours per week
Starts Sep 26 (3 days ago)
Cost $49
From Erasmus University Rotterdam via Coursera
Instructors Simon W. Moolenaar, Isabel C Barrio, Joris De Vente, Rob van Tulder, Thórunn Pétursdóttir, Berglind Orradóttir, Steve Kennedy
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Subjects Business
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my group directly asked

Moreover, several times my group directly asked the coordinators questions but received no response.

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I learnt a lot about setting up business models to go hand in hand with sustainable landscape restoration.

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The system of working in groups is very effective and it was interesting to collaborate on a Bolivian based project.

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It is a great idea to set up the course on Slack to allow quality communication.

at least within

I expected them to lead discussions with all of the participants, or at least within the groups.

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Challlenging but fully rewarding very interesting lessons

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Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Restoration Crew Member $34k

Landscape Coordinator $51k

Restoration Estimator / Sales $56k

Landscape Specialist $57k

Restoration & Repair Technician $61k

Wetland Restoration Specialist $62k

Dune Restoration Specialist $64k

Landscape Planner $65k

Estimator - Restoration / Construction $66k

restoration Contractor $83k

restoration Consultant $97k

Senior Restoration Scientist $105k

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Rating 4.5 based on 4 ratings
Length 9 weeks
Effort 8 weeks of study, 4 to 8 hours per week
Starts Sep 26 (3 days ago)
Cost $49
From Erasmus University Rotterdam via Coursera
Instructors Simon W. Moolenaar, Isabel C Barrio, Joris De Vente, Rob van Tulder, Thórunn Pétursdóttir, Berglind Orradóttir, Steve Kennedy
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Business Essentials Business Strategy

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