Corporate Social Responsibility (Names from A to E )

LLSMS2098  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Corporate Social Responsibility (Names from A to E )
4.0 crédits
30.0 h
1q

Enseignants
Desmet Carlos (supplée Bréchet Thierry); Desmet Carlos; Bréchet Thierry;
Langue
d'enseignement
Anglais
Thèmes abordés

The course aims at providing tools enabling the students to elicit critical thinking on ethical, social and environmental issues raised by contemporary organizations. The specificity of the firms' impact on economic life will be addressed by analyzing the principles and practices covered by the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSR will be studied as a reflector of the modern firms' self-awareness process in terms of social responsibility and as a source of innovation in the face of today's challenges of competitiveness, sustainable development and transparent corporate governance. The theoretical references will moreover give way to more personal questioning periods developed by the students in terms of their own aspirations, perceptions and observations as citizens. All these elements foster personal change that in its turn conveys transformations within the chosen organizations.

Acquis
d'apprentissage

During their programme, students of the LSM Master's in management or Master's in Business engineering will have developed the following capabilities'

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

  • Demonstrate independent reasoning,look critically and consciously acquired knowledge (both academic and common sense) and managerial practices, in light of emerging circumstances and their outcomes.

  • Decide and act by incorporating ethical and humanistic values, integrity, respect for the laws and conventions, solidarity and civic action, and sustainable development.

  • Decide and act responsibly,  while taking into account the social, economic and environmental sometimes antinomic, outcomes in the short, medium and long term, for the various stakeholders.

A SCIENTIFIC AND SYSTEMATIC APPROACH

  • Consider problems using a systemic and holistic approach : recognize the different aspects of the situation and their interactions in a dynamic process.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Analyse a project within its environment and define the expected outcomes : identify what is at stake, the required outcomes and the environmental constraints; clearly define the project objectives and associate the performance indicators.

La contribution de cette UE au développement et à la maîtrise des compétences et acquis du (des) programme(s) est accessible à la fin de cette fiche, dans la partie « Programmes/formations proposant cette unité d’enseignement (UE) ».

Contenu

Macro-trends with respect to sustainability (Main social, environmental, ethical, governance issues, Sustainable Development Goals')

  • Definitions and origins of the CSR concept
  • Risk & Opportunity management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Stakeholder dialogue & co-creation
  • Global responsible leadership
  • Coping with ethical dilemmas
  • CSR strategy design and implementation
  • Governance
Modes d'évaluation
des acquis des étudiants

Continuous evaluation

  • Date: No
  • Type of evaluation: No
  • Comments : No

Evaluation week

  • Oral: No
  • Written : Yes (2 hours)
  • Unavailability or comments: Project report and written examination

Examination session

  • Oral: No
  • Written: No
  • Unavailability or comments: No
Autres infos

Link with the LSM competency framework :

  • Priority in this course is given to
  1. corporate citizenship to enhance your ability to act consciously, aware of your responsibilities, placing human and ethical considerations at the very heart of your thinking and actions
  2. master a multidisciplinary body of knowledge (contents, methods, models and conceptual frameworks) related to CSR and sustainable development; and
  3. personal development to enhance your self-knowledge and independence, to better prepare yourself to deal with ethical dilemmas common in the practices of organizations.
  • Secondary competences also developed in the course are
  1. to manage a project by working in a team under conditions of resource constraints, to provide comprehensive analyses of challenging corporate situations related to the impact of companies/organizations on the natural environment or society at large; and
  2. to communicate your analysis effectively to different stakeholders.
Faculté ou entité
en charge


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Intitulé du programme
Sigle
Crédits
Prérequis
Acquis
d'apprentissage
Certificat universitaire en éthique économique et sociale
5
-

Master [120] en ingénieur de gestion
4
-

Master [120] en sciences de gestion
4
-

Master [120] en ingénieur de gestion
4
-

Master [120] en sciences de la motricité, orientation éducation physique
5
-

Master [120] en sciences de gestion
4
-