Subject details

  • Topics
    • 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

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse corporate social responsibility from the perspectives of a range of stakeholder interests at an international and national level
  2. Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, and profession practices in a global and sustainable context
  3. Apply advanced knowledge of CSR issues for commercial activity within the CSR agenda such as corporate codes of conduct, monitoring and compliance; supply chain management; training and capacity building; stakeholder engagement processes
  4. Apply problem solving and decision making methodology to provide innovative solutions to legal versus voluntary compliance from stakeholder perspectives
  5. Research industry and organisational perspectives on CSR, identifying implications for an organisation
  6. Communicate proficiently and in a professional manner, as a member of a diverse team.
  • Assignment 1 - Report — Individual (30-50%) (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - Case Study — Individual & Group (30-40%) (0%)
  • Assignment 3 - Project — Group (20-30%) (0%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • SWI-LMC701

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.

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