Academic Catalog 2020-21

BUS 4406 PW: Corp Soc Resp, Law, Ethics

This course will explore the interface between legal requirements governing businesses and the emerging discipline of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We will examine the history of the idea of CSR and how it has emerged simultaneously with a new generation of legal requirements imposing quasi-legal requirements on industry: Product disclosure and labeling laws; Organic and similar green certifications; Carbon neutral supply chain requirements; Green claims regulation;Transparency and reporting regulation; and Related emerging rules. We will also explore industry-specific codes of conduct that in effect operate as de facto legal requirements within the electronics, pharmaceutical, and automotive sectors to drive responsible corporate conduct.


3.00 units