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Course 2016-2017 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: XING KELLY CHEN, Class 17: CHRISTIANE BODE, Class 18: ANNE JEANNE MARIE JOSEPH SERVANTIE JACQUEMINET, Class 21: MAURIZIO ZOLLO, Class 22: MAURIZIO ZOLLO


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.
  • 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.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
Attendance at seminars is compulsory for the four sessions and will be verified by the teachers. No class exchanges are accepted.
  • 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.

Textbooks

Readings and materials will be communicated at the beginning of the course.

Last change 07/04/2016 14:09