Business ethics and social responsibility



This course complements the core course Corporate Environmental Management by looking at the meaning of corporate responsibility by examining the gap between business compliance and business ethics from the perspective of changing societal expectations.  This includes social responsibility and considers ways in which businesses can operate that are consistent with concepts such as corporate social responsibility (CSR), and sustainable development and their various elements. This takes us into a discussion about the study of moral philosophies and ethics and the issues of human rights, labour practices, and community engagement. International standards and conventions of the United Nations such as International Labour Organisation (ILO), and the declaration of Human Rights will be discussed.

Assessment: 100% coursework