CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility, Inclusive Business Strategies
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Course title in Estonian
ESV, ettevõtte sotsiaalne vastutus, kaasavad äristrateegiad
Course title in English
CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility, Inclusive Business Strategies
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2021/2022  Autumn semester
Zsolt Bugarszki (language of instruction:English)
lecturer of 2021/2022  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The objective of the course is to provide students the knowledge on the concept of coporate social responsibility and inclusive business strategies in order to have an overview how a corporational culture embraces the dimension of social impact.
Brief description of the course
The course introduces students to the concept of corporate social responsibility, which involves an examination of whether organizations should expand their focus from serving stockholders to also considering the impact of the firm's activities on diverse stakeholders.

Practicing corporate social responsibility requires that a corporation meld business goals with societal expectations.

What obligations do businesses have to the societies in which they operate? Can the interests of corporations and their outside stakeholders be aligned, or are they in inherent conflict? This course examines these and other questions without prescribing simple solutions.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to examine the scope and complexity of corporate social responsibility (CSR);
- is able to analyze the connections between corporate strategy and CSR and the impact on foundational organizational principles such as mission and vision;
- is able to evaluate the level of commitment to CSR of various organizations and explain how it can be a source of competitive advantage;
- is able to analyze the impact of CSR implementation on corporate culture, particularly as it relates to social issues. innovative ideas.
Zsolt Bugarszki, PhD