Platforms, Blockchains and Sustainability


Platforms, Blockchains and Sustainability

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Platforms, Blockchains and Sustainability

This course will be taught in English


*If you are in Colombia $3.700.000 COP

*If you are abroad USD 1.030

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Schedule: monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday from 6:30 am to 9:30 am. Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

*The schedules and modality (virtual or blended) of the courses are subject to modifications according to the provisions of the National and District Government for the management of COVID 19. The dates and times of the sessions can be consulted at

This course addresses three areas of increasing impact on the management of business in the 21rst century: digital business platforms, blockchain technology and sustainability. Business Platforms (BP) connect producers and consumers via digital technology, having the potential to generate network effects, fast. Blockchain Technology (BCT) allows direct peer-to-peer interactions at the highest security level. For these reasons, business platforms and blockchain technology have the potential do radically affect business and sustainability. By using real life cases of BPs and BTs, this course addresses the question “when do BPs and BCTs become agents of environmental and social innovation?”. When are these technologies and business models better suited to tackle environmental and social issues by business? Students will learn analytical tools to analyze and develop business platforms, as well as the basic skills for the use of blockchain technology for sustainability.

Requirements: None

Este curso hace parte del portafolio de materias de pregrado y posgrado de la Universidad  abiertas a todo público.

Al participar en este curso podrás vivir la experiencia Uniandina, acceder a contenidos de calidad, tomar  clases con estudiantes regulares, acceder al sistema de bibliotecas de Uniandes y participar en las actividades culturales que esta Universidad te ofrece.


Renato Orsato

Renato Orsato holds a Ph.D. in Management (2001) from University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. He is a Professor at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil and a Scholar at the INSEAD Global Institute for Business & Society (France). IAs a researcher, educator, and consultant, in the past 20 years he taught at MBA and Executive Programs at INSEAD and HEC (France), Lund University (Sweden), and University of Technology Sydney (Australia). He worked with public organizations and private businesses in more than 30 countries. He has written several book chapters and teaching cases, and published in academic journals such as California Management Review, Organization Studies, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Energy Policy Journal and Business Strategy & Environment. Dr Orsato is the founder of greenApes, an award-winner BP that promotes sustainable lifestyles.


Eventualmente la Universidad puede verse obligada, por causas de fuerza mayor a cambiar sus profesores o cancelar el programa. En este caso el participante podrá optar por la devolución de su dinero o reinvertirlo en otro curso de Educación Continua que se ofrezca en ese momento, asumiendo la diferencia si la hubiere.

La apertura y desarrollo del programa estará sujeto al número de inscritos. El Departamento/Facultad (Unidad académica que ofrece el curso) de la Universidad de los Andes se reserva el derecho de admisión dependiendo del perfil académico de los aspirantes.