38021 Corporate Sustainability, 5 cr
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The overall aim of the course is to give you insights of the key concepts, challenges and and practices that underpin sustainable development from the business perspective . Central themes are: Corporate Responsibility (CR), stakeholder dynamics; business ethics; consumer society; social entrepreneurship; developing country challenges.
The course can be taken as part of the Study Module in Corporate Responsibility.
You have a critical understanding of some of the current, most central issues of sustainable development and the main future challenges from a business perspective.
- identify recent, historical and emerging issues of Corporate Responsibility (CR)
- create a vocabulary that helps justify actions, values and beliefs related to the course themes
- identify relevant theoretical frameworks to apply in CR issues
- understand a variety of perspectives and critiques of CR
- engage in constructive dialogue with stakeholders holding conflicting opinions
- produce theoretically grounded critical analyses in written form
The course focuses on global problems and questions.
134 hours divided into
Scheduled (contact) hours: 34 (30hrs classes and 4 hrs roleplay)
Non-scheduled work: 100
- Lectures and guest lectures (attendance to intro session mandatory)
- Film showings;
- Individual and group assignments;
- Role-play (attendance mandatory)
Articles will be specified by the instructor, max 300 p.
Written weekly individual assignments (80%)
Role-play in class and group work preceeding it (20%)
All parts of the course need to be passed in the same academic year.
2nd year B.Sc.; or 2nd course in Study Module in Corporate Responsibility at Hanken, for further info see www.hanken.fi/csr-module, any level
Students who have completed the earlier course Corporate Sustainability (8 ECTS, course code 3859) cannot take this course.
Quota for JOO-students: 5
Quota for the Open University: 5