Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from the perspectives of a range of stakeholder interests at an international and national level
  2. Apply advanced knowledge of CSR issues for commercial activity within the CSR agenda
  3. .Apply problem solving and decision making methodology to provide innovative solutions for compliance from stakeholder perspectives
  4. Research industry and organisational perspectives on CSR, identifying implications for an organisation
  5. Communicate proficiently and in a professional manner, as a member of a diverse team
    • What is CSR?
    • CSR and economic sustainability
    • CSR and social responsibility
    • CSR and environmental responsibility
    • CSR: Global initiatives
    • CSR: The business case
    • The diversity in corporate community support for CSR: case studies
    • Regulatory initiatives and government controls
    • CSR and Public Private Partnerships
    • CSR: The case for voluntary or regulatory control
    • CSR: Tools for quality and accountability
    • CSR: Your industry and your organisation
    • CSR: Organisation and Culture
    • CSR: Corporate citizenship and community engagement
    • CSR: The way forward
  • Study resources

    • Print materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-LMC701


Should you wish to undertake this subject as part of a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Commerce you must apply directly to the Program Coordinator.

Special requirements

No special requirements

The subject aims to help students understand global debates and policies concerning corporate social responsibility (CSR) by contextualising contemporary developments in this broader environment. The role of stakeholder expectations together with organisational and governance aspects are strongly represented throughout the subject as integral components of CSR strategies. The subject explores the global environment in which organisations and management now operate and are accountable. To help students respond to this environment they are presented with case studies and tools for gauging environmental impact of organisational activity.

  • Report — Individual (30-50%)
  • Case Study — Individual & Group (30-40%)
  • Project — Group (20-30%)

Textbook information is pending.

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