290 Corporate Social Responsibility
The goal in 290 will be to develop a thought process and approach to CSR that students will be able to build on during their post-school leadership roles, whether as corporate executives, entrepreneurs, or NGO leaders. The class will expose students to a broad set of CSR issues in the context of cross-functional business challenges, and then focus on the analysis and critical decisions that managers must make to move their business and their social agenda forward.
Via the case studies that we explore and the guest speakers that we interact with, we will assess CSR efforts across a wide variety of business situations and through a diverse set of points of view. Students will also lead their own field study of a local / regional company, where they will have the opportunity to observe and assess CSR initiatives in the “real world” of day-to-day business.