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Fall 2017
Jan 17, 2018
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MSFS 581 - Business & Sustainability
What is CR, what and how are the social and environmental challenges facing society pressuring the business sector to change? What are the appropriate roles, nature and expectations for business as a player in creating a more sustainable world? What needs to be done to ensure further progress? Is CR about “doing the right thing”, “enlightened self-interest”, or something in-between?

Business faces growing demands from employees, civil society and governments to use its strengths, minimize its’ negativities, and be part of a sustainable solution. Business is at last beginning to recognize this role, leading to the growth of CR or sustainability strategies.

This course will explore the macro-trends driving global industry to change from a CR perspective. It will examine the innovations and adaptations that businesses are making, including closer collaboration with non-profits, governments and international organizations. Aside from exploring the interactivity between these three sectors as they pertain to CR, the course will look across industry sectors in the global economy.

The course will be valuable to those wishing to better understand an important societal trend that that cuts across both the private and public sectors. The course will be real world based, and include outside speakers whose expertise, perspectives and activities will add depth to the understanding of CR and related disciplines.

There is no requirement for detailed business knowledge going into the course.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor
Schedule Types: Seminar

MS in Foreign Service Department

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