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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) concerns the responsibilities businesses have to deliberately support a just social order, above and beyond the good side effects of their profit-making ventures. In this course, students learn how to implement CSR by partnering with a local business. Students (i) understand how their own values support business-centered CSR, using appropriate moral theories; (ii) figure out how those forms of CSR can be realized by the concrete actions of partnering local businesses (or nonprofit organizations); and (iii) help an organization develop and implement strategies for realizing the relevant forms of CSR in light of its goals, its place within a community and its values. Students achieve these outcomes through exploration of the following specific topics: stakeholder management, sustainability, diversity and democratic corporate governance, profit-nonprofit partnerships, corporate political activity, and global CSR.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0