SIS-739 Private Sector Engagement with Social Issues (3)

This course focuses on what students need to know to understand and potentially guide business involvement with social issues. It also considers the limits of such involvement as viewed from the perspective of activist NGOs and critics of traditional capitalism. Attention is given to current/historical issues of social impact and corporate responsibility/sustainability, and the changing role of the global private sector regarding international development, human rights, peacemaking, and sustainability, and how decisions are made in these areas. Students explore practical ideas about how to engage with corporations from a partnership perspective, as well as how to build elements of corporate social responsibility into any organization. Grading: A-F only.

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