30281 - CSR & ETHICS IN BUSINESS
BIEF - BIEM
Course taught in English
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.
- 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.
- Dealing with complex decisions, dilemmas and trade-offs in CSR and sustainability.
- Business opportunities and transformative changes.
- Learning from managers: putting CSR and sustainability into practice.
- For attending students, the final evaluation will be expressed as pass or fail. Students will be evaluated on a team work assignment (paper). Topics will be communicated at the beginning of the course.
- For non-attending students, the exam consists of an individual assignment (paper). Topics will be communicated at the beginning of the course. The final evaluation will be expressed as pass or fail.
Readings and materials will be communicated at the beginning of the course.