EV3004 - Corporate Social Responsibility in Practice
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Corporate Social Responsibility in Practice introduces students to a wide range of
contemporary Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) applications and challenges, with
an emphasis on voluntary initiatives. CSR will be studied in the context of society's
expectations (of the roles and responsibilities) of organisations in the private sector,
but connections to government and the not-for-profit sector will also be explored.
The subject builds upon students' prior knowledge of sustainability (environmental,
social and economic) concepts and employs the case method of teaching and blended
learning. Topics covered include: the history and development of CSR, a range of contemporary
CSR issues such as climate change (e.g. climate risk, climate finance, climate change
disclosure), gender diversity, circular economy, environmental management systems
(e.g. ISO 14001, environmental auditing), and the increasing importance of collaboration
and partnerships between the for-profit, government, and not-for-profit sectors. Students
advanced in their studies in environmental management, business management or an interest
in how corporations approach sustainable development will benefit from this subject.
- define and describe key contemporary CSR issues and illustrate how they impact private
- analyse, critique and evaluate CSR practices of organisations in light of societal
expectations, recognising their limitations and the challenges organisations face
in managing and integrating them effectively;
- design and apply CSR practices.
- Invigilated > End of semester exam - (30%)
- Invigilated > Tutorial attendance and participation - (20%)
- Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (50%).
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