Green Economy Management

This course seeks to examine the green economy[1] as a vehicle for achieving sustainable development in Africa. Governments and businesses in Africa face many new and different sustainable development challenges and expectations. These include the issues of climate change, green economy, energy, waste, business sustainability, corporate environmentalism and protection of human health. It is increasingly becoming clear that business executives, corporate managers, environmental professionals and the investment community need to understand these critical business and development challenges. The course focuses on the sustainable development of Africa, green economy and climate change in Africa. Other topics include climate change financing and innovations, corporate sustainability, private sector investment opportunities and innovations in green economy and climate change in Africa.


  • Green Economy and Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Development Challenges of Africa
  • Africa’s transitioning to Green economy
  • Greening Economic Sectors in Africa
  • Green Economy of Africa: Selected Cases in Africa
  • Financing Green economy and climate change in Africa
  • Private sector investment opportunities in green economy in Africa
  • Climate Change and business sustainability in Africa
  • Waste as an Economic resource in Africa
  • Corporate environmentalism and sustainability in Africa
  • Environmental impact assessment in Africa
  • Green business management and Sustainability in Africa (students presentations)

[1] UNEP (2011) defined Green Economy as “one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities”. Green Economy is describing a pathway to sustainable development.

This course was previously taught at Yale SOM.

Read interview with Dr. Ahenkan.


Course Date & Time

Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 pm (GMT, Accra time)