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: 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.
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.
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.