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CSR Project, 3 cr. Corporate Responsibility, C-module (15 cr.) or free-choise studies Introduction to Corporate responsibility, 1,5-3 cr. (depending on program) Compulsory basic studies Business ethics and ethical leadership, 3 cr. Environmental management, 3 cr. Sustainable marketing and communications and reporting, 3 cr. Strategic CSR, 3 cr.
The course is designed to increase student’s understanding of the strategies undertaken by corporations to 1.Minimize negative and maximize positive impacts to the economic, social and environmental spheres 2.Mitigate risks and manage under conditions of uncertainty 3.Leverage CSR concerns as a source of competitive business advantage 4.Deal effectively with global CSR related issues such as resource depletion, bottom-of-the-pyramid markets and socially responsible sourcing The course will Expose students to strategies companies use to innovate, create value and build competitive advantage Challenge students to think critically about the environmental and societal consequences of business decisions Increase the student’s understanding of the macro-environmental changes shaping appropriate CSR responses Give the students the opportunity to quantitatively assess firm’s environmental impact and alternative investment scenarios Strategic CSR, 3 cr.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student understands how business ethics relate to overall competitiveness and corporate social responsibility understands what is ethical leadership and what constitutes social responsibility is aware of and understands all major international guidelines and standards related to social responsibility and business ethics including management systems for social responsibility such as BSCI and SA8000. can recognize those aspects of social responsibility and ethical leadership most relevant to the corporation and can design and implement monitoring systems for them understands what an ethics audit is and can design such an audit has the capabilities to engage in the reporting of social responsibility and business ethics issues Course contents Business ethics and ethical leadership The components of social responsibility Auditing business ethics Management systems for social responsibility including SA8000, ISO26000 and BSCI Operational ethics; ethics in HRM, ethical negotiation and fair business practices, ethical sourcing, ethical investment Reporting on social responsibility and business ethics, especially according to the GRI Business ethics and ethical leadership, 3 cr.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student understands how environmental management forms an integral part of corporate responsibility management understands what environmental management consists of, especially environmental management systems, design for environment and material flow models has the capacity to take part in building an environmental management system or pats thereof in a company has the capacity to analyse and make informed suggestions on environmental design processes and activities is able to participate in designing and performing material flow analyses, such as life cycle analyses or carbon footprints has enough knowledge and skills to participate as an active member in an environmental management team Course contents Environmental management Corporate environmental impacts and sustainability Strategic and operative environmental management Integrating environmental management into corporate management systems Specific environmental management systems Implementation of an environmental management system step-by-step Environmentally conscious design, design for the environment; definitions, tools and techniques An environmental design process An introduction to material flow modeling The basic implementation of material flow modeling; introduction and methodology of for example LCA’s and carbon footprints Environmental management, 3 cr.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student understands effective sustainability communications support overall corporate responsibility strategy and corporate business strategy understands and can differentiate between the different types of sustainability communication (such as marketing communications, advertising and reporting) can recognize and prioritise the organisation’s stakeholders and can advance stakeholder dialogue in accordance with corporate objectives and strategies understands and is familiar with relevant international and national recommendations and guidelines concerning sustainability communications, including the GRI reporting framework has the capacity to take part in designing and building a sustainability reporting framework for an organization and in the actual reporting of corporate sustainability has the capacity to analyse and make informed suggestions on designing a sustainability communications strategy and/or campaign has enough knowledge and skills to participate as an active member in a sustainability communications team or as part of a corporate communications team when emphasis is on sustainability communications Course contents Stakeholder identification and prioritization; setting up and executing effective stakeholder dialogue Sustainability marketing, especially sustainability communications Reporting on corporate social responsibility, especially according to the GRI Crisis communication Sustainability communications and reporting, 3 cr.
CSR Project, 3 cr. The goal of the course is for the student to implement and apply in practice the concepts and theories learnt in class in a real-life development project in a chosen company. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is able to actively take part in a CSR project and evaluate its effectiveness. The CSR project can be combined with any of the other subject courses in the C-module but it can not be taken without taking at least one of the C-module courses, i.e. it is not a stand-alone course. The aim is to enable the student to further their knowledge and expand a traditional course project into a larger entity within the same topic. The CSR project also makes it possible for the teacher to take on a larger corporate project into a course, so that a selected set of students contribute more to the project and earn extra credits, while the remainder of the class contributes less.