1. Examine the broad concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) from an international perspective.
2. Examine how issues of social justice are connected to a wide variety of business practices and systems.
3. Examine the multiple, often conflicting or differing, viewpoints and tradeoffs that exist around each CSR issue.
4. Develop a multi-stakeholder perspective in examining CSR issues.
5. Compare and contrast different cultural and societal perspectives on corporate social responsibility, and be able to explain the similarities and differences in a nuanced manner.
Mode of delivery
Recommended optional program components
Businesses can be powerful enhancers or inhibitors of social justice. From hiring practices to employee welfare to workplace conditions to environmental sustainability to the world-wide distribution of wealth, both large and small businesses impact many issues related to social justice. In this course, we examine how issues of social justice are connected to a wide variety of business practices and systems. We explore questions concerning the responsibility of businesses in creating a more just world and examine the relationship between business practices promoting social justice and businesses' bottom lines.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Brief lectures, brief video presentations, large and small group discussions and small group activities