NMGT
2050

Embedded Social Responsibility & Sustainability Management

Schools of Public Engagement: Management and Business

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Embedded CSR & Sustnblity Mgt
Spring 2023
Taught By: Adam Robinson
Section: A

CRN: 13443

Credits: 3

Today’s organizations face demands from various stakeholders to be accountable to their positive and negative impacts on society. In this course, we explore how corporate social responsibility and sustainability discourses and practices have evolved and how these important functions can be embedded in key organizational processes to facilitate accomplishment of UN SDGs. We examine the theoretical and practical debates around CSR and sustainability, learn about the motivations for firms to engage in CSR and sustainability, key actors including external and internal stakeholders who drive this process, how organizations align these concerns with the larger organizational strategy and governance, and study exemplary initiatives that have been successful at integrating social responsibility and sustainability into various business and organizational functions and reimagined their role within society and human well-being. Students will also produce a real-life organizational case study. The course also provides an opportunity for students to reflect on how they can engage their own power and agency in their organizations. Course Outcomes: 1) Define and summarize the concept of social responsibility and sustainability; 2) Analyze and evaluate the different approaches to CSR and sustainability, their strengths, and limitations; 3) Understand the broader economic, environmental, political, and social landscape and the role of key external actors such as government, investors, customers, and communities in shaping management strategies and internal actors such as individual employees, managers, executives, and leaders within organizations; 4) Learn about different CSR labels, certifications, voluntary disclosures, alternate organizational forms such as benefit corporations and how such standards shape organizational strategies; 5) Develop analytical and critical skills for decision making and persuasive communication skills for issue-selling.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Management and Business (NBUS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Hybrid

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:34pm EST 1/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 2/1/2023
Days: Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 618
Date Range: 2/8/2023 - 2/8/2023
Days: Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 2/15/2023 - 2/22/2023
Days: Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 618
Date Range: 3/1/2023 - 3/1/2023
Days: Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 618
Date Range: 4/5/2023 - 4/5/2023
Days: Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 4/12/2023 - 4/26/2023
Days: Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 618
Date Range: 5/3/2023 - 5/3/2023
Days: Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 5/10/2023 - 5/10/2023