Welcome - Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) COMM 2310   Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Business is a collection of private, commercially oriented organizations, whereas society is a broad group of people with varying traditions, values, institutions, and collective activities and interests. Hence, businesses operate in free markets but are subject to obligations to protect (or do no harm to) the common good. Their challenge is to marry ‘the freedom to be’ with responsibility for others, particularly the vulnerable. Business ethics provides moral systems for aligning priorities amid what are regularly contradictory or inconsistent sets of goals. This course examines the nature of these challenges from the basis of business ethics, their effects on companies and managers, and the corporate social responsibility tools managers can use to better understand and address complex issues involving numerous stakeholders. The students will explore current challenges, such as corporate social responsibility, sustainability and environmental ethics, ethics in a global world, corporate-stakeholder relations, and social, civic, and political action.
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PREREQUISITES: At least second-year standing