Corporate Social Responsibility | L4133

Corporate Social Responsibility represents the integration of a various environmental, social, ethical, and even political considerations into basic business strategies to produce a positive impact on society while still earning profits. With increasing frequency, consumers and investors reward companies that embrace CSR by purchasing their products and stock. This seminar in Corporate Social Responsibility explores a variety of pressing legal issues involving corporate governance, sustainable development, shareholder activism, executive compensation, the role of religion in the boardroom, international regulation, and CSR certification, among other topics. Through the readings and discussions, students examine the American approach to CSR in light of international regulatory efforts and models of socially responsible business practices in various countries around the world. Students gain a greater sense of the special role lawyers play in burgeoning CSR movement by examining some sophisticated examples of corporate strategy, planning, and litigation on CSR matters.

Prerequisites: N/A
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course meets the Upper Level Writing requirement. (ULW)


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