Nantes, France

Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability

online course
when 29 May 2023 - 2 June 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 500

This course reviews the development of the concept and the meaning of the term corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability (S); how CSR and S are being implemented in today’s corporations, its impact and possible future directions. The course summarizes the latest thinking of the strategic significance of these concepts and how they are at the heart of business decision making and conduct their activities. In the process, the course demonstrates how CSR and S can lead to innovation, new business opportunities and may contribute towards solutions to many of today’s business, social and environmental problems. The
module additionally includes perspectives that critically assess uses of CSR and sustainability reporting as reputation management rather than socially responsible business practices.

Course leader

Oliver Marnet, visiting professor from the Southampton Business School, United Kingdom.

Target group

Upper undergraduate students and graduate students. Young professionals welcome.

Course aim

Having successfully completed this course, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding
• the changing role and expectations of business in society;
• how CSR is being practiced in various organisations;
• the role and importance of non-financial reporting.
• the strategic significance of CSR for business;
• the relevance of stakeholder theory and the role and importance of CSR in 21st Century
• the extent to which business can meet the challenges of sustainable development;

Fee info

EUR 500: 500 euros tuition fees for free movers + 100 euros administrative charges (non refundable)
EUR 0: No tuition fees for nominated students from partner universities, only 100 euros administrative charges