Corporate Social Responsibility | 4133
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. Currently, more than $14 trillion is invested worldwide in corporations based on the one or more socially responsible screening criteria. This seminar in Corporate Social Responsibility will explore 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 will 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. Moreover, students will gain a greater sense of the special role lawyers play in the burgeoning CSR movement by examining some sophisticated examples of corporate strategy, planning, and litigation on CSR matters.
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course will meet the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)