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Course Description

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This course provides students an opportunity to examine a comprehensive range of topics and issues related to business and sustainability and aims to explore the implications of changing stakeholder expectations, and opportunities for organizational sustainable value creation. Key topics will include CSR theories and frameworks, global issues and role of business in society, socially responsible investing, green consumption, CSR and firm competitive advantage, reputation, corporate governance and ethics, regulation and social/environmental reporting.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Assess complex issues and judgments based on established principles and techniques within the strategic management field;
  2. Analyze corporate social responsibility (CSR) in relation to innovation;
  3. Analyze corporate social responsibility (CSR) in relation to BOP market development;
  4. Develop and support a sustained argument in written form and communicate managerial ideas, issues, and conclusions clearly;
  5. Analyze corporate social responsibility (CSR) in relation to performance management and governance;
  6. Analyze corporate social responsibility (CSR) in relation to investment;
  7. Develop transferable skills necessary for employment that requires the exercise of initiative, of personal responsibility and accountability, and decision-making in complex situations;
  8. Use ethical behaviour consistent with academic integrity;
  9. Demonstrate competence in the research process by applying CSR knowledge in the critical analysis of a specific case; and
  10. Analyze corporate social responsibility (CSR) in relation to strategy and implementation.

Course Topics

  • CSR
  • Stakeholder Perspective
  • CSR: Learning and Innovation
  • CSR as a Constraint
  • Implementing CSR
  • Building Collaboratively Competitive Organizations

Additional Requirements

Prerequisite(s): 9.00 credits

Equate(s): BUS*3020

Restriction(s): This is a Priority Access Course. Some restrictions may apply during some time periods. Please contact the department for more information.

Assessment

Assessment Item Weight Learning Outcomes
Weekly Learning Reflections 35% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Group Case Part I: Analysis 20% 5, 7, 8
Group Case Part 2: Recommendations 20% 5, 7, 8
Group Case - Learning Reflection 10% 1, 2, 4, 9
Individual Essay 17% 1, 4, 7, 8
Total 100%  

 

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