Developing hypothetical case studies

Using hypothetical scenarios
The International Programme on the Management of Sustainability (Netherlands Business School, Nijenrode University) uses case studies reflecting complex environment/development conflicts as learning aids. Each case study involves a detailed scenario, setting out problems and decision points, and a wealth of technical, economic and environmental background information. Participants take on individually assigned "roles", each person playing the part of an industry representative, an environmental official, a development authority, a city councillor or environmental lobbyist. Simulations are played out over several hours as players attempt to reconcile agreed principles of sustainability with the hard realities of the case study: economic constraints, technical limitations, uncertain information and personal (role) self-interest.
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal