Module Overview

Corporate Social Responsibility

The aim of this module is to enable the course participant to gain an appreciation of the pertinent issues in relation to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In addition, to develop the course participant's critical thinking ability, critical self reflection and synthesizing skills in order to effectively formulate, implement CSR strategies and develop a CSR audit framework for assessing CSR in practice.

Module Code

CORP H4001

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Defining Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the components of CSR, stakeholder management, the business and society link, the benefits of being socially responsible.

Global Corporate Citizenship

The challenges of doing business in a global business environment, Defining Global Corporate Citizenship (GCC), Management systems for GCC, Stages of Corporate Citizenship, assessing GCC: global social and environmental audit standards, the audit process, social and environmental reporting (the triple bottom line), collaborative partnerships for global problem solving.

The relationship between CSR and ethics

Ethical issues in business, ethical theory and business practice, analyzing ethical problems in business, corporate ethical climates, making ethics work in organisations, building ethical safeguards, ethics in a global environment, ethics, law and illegal corporate behaviour.

Categories of socially responsible behaviour

Actions to promote workforce diversity; actions to enhance employee well being; actions to protect or enhance the environment; the degree to which the company tries to employ an ethical strategy; actions to better the quality of life of the community; the role of the Government in regulating socially responsible behaviour.

Linking strategy and CSR

The need to match a company’s social responsibility strategy to its core values; business mission; and overall strategy, the ways in which the strategy and CSR policy of the firm can be enhanced.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)40
Formal Examination60