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Course 2017-2018 a.y.

30281 - CSR & ETHICS IN BUSINESS


BIEF - BIEM
Department of Management and Technology

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 21 - 22

BIEF (2 credits - I sem. - OB) - BIEM (2 credits - I sem. - OB)
Course Director:
STEFANO POGUTZ

Classes: 15 (I sem.) - 16 (I sem.) - 17 (I sem.) - 18 (I sem.) - 21 (I sem.) - 22 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 15: STEFANO POGUTZ, Class 16: MICHAEL RUSSO, Class 17: CHRISTIANE BODE, Class 18: ANNE JEANNE MARIE JOSEPH SERVANTIE JACQUEMINET, Class 21: MAURIZIO ZOLLO, Class 22: XING KELLY CHEN


Course Objectives
Sustainable development goals, ecological problems such as planetary boundaries and climate change, globalization of supply chains and growing social and ethical conflicts affect business and decision-making processes. Consequently, companies are increasingly required to respond to these challenges developing adequate policies and practices.
The seminar aims at providing students with a first understanding of the ethical and strategic implications of corporate responsibility and sustainability. Adopting a strategic perspective, the seminar intends to familiarize participants with the complexity of these decisions, and with the business opportunities resulting from a proper stakeholder management approach. We accomplish these objectives through engaging students in active learning based on highly interactive lectures, mini-case studies coupled with plenary discussions, and by providing evidences thanks to managers and practitioners’ leadership examples.


Course Content Summary
  • Defining business ethics, CSR, and corporate sustainability.
  • Understanding the challenges: from climate change to social and ethical conflicts.
  • A strategic approach to CSR and sustainability: competitive opportunities, legitimacy and risks.
  • Dealing with complex decisions, dilemmas and trade-offs in CSR and sustainability.
  • How to adopt CSR and sustainability practices: transforming existing corporations and starting new firms.
  • Learning from managers: putting CSR and sustainability into practice.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
For attending students
Assessment based on the participation in class activities and on individual written exam (pass/idoneo or fail/non idoneo mode).

For non attending students
Assessment based on individual written exam with multiple choice questions (pass/idoneo or fail/non idoneo mode).

Please remember that in order to get the credits, the registration to the exam is mandatory.
No class exchanges are accepted.

Textbooks

For attending students
• Readings and materials are communicated at the beginning of the course.


For non attending students:
• Selected Readings and materials are communicated at the beginning of the course.

Last change 23/03/2017 10:40