06220383 - Ethics and corporate social responsibility

Credit hour 2
Total number of hours 20
Number of hours for lectures 12
Number of hours for tutorials 8

Goals

The course aims to present to students the multiple aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) within management sciences. The course consists of a series lectures and seminars run in a workshop style. Topics include the Economic Theory of Individual and Corporate Social Responsibility, Socially Responsible Investment, Well-being in the Workplace, the Approach to CSR based on ISO26000.

TARGETED KNOWLEDGE
Recall the informed economic view in CSR (Bénabou & Tirole)
Recall theories of Socially Responsible Investment

TARGETED SKILLS
Apply research on individual social responsibility (responsibility) in managerial decisions
Identify socially responsible investment strategies used by mutual funds
Apply the ISO26000 methodology to a practical case

CSR DIMENSION
The course is entirely dedicated to CSR and outlines relevant concepts within management sciences.

Content

I. Individual and Corporate Social Responsibility
1.1. Individual Social Responsibility
1.2 Corporate Social Responsibility

II. Socially Responsible investment
2.1 Theories of voluntary social, ethical and environmental reporting
2.2Theories underlying ethical and responsible investment
2.3Materiality of social, ethical and environmental information to institutional investment
2.4Strategies of ethical and responsible investment

III. Well-being at work
3.1 Strategy and main example in the world
3.1.1. What is called ‘well-being at work’
3.1.2. How companies apply health issues
3.1.3 Why health and well-being at work is important
3.1.4. How to measure and appreciate
3.2 How to build a culture of health
3.2.1. Role of management
3.2.2. Management and stress prevention
3.2.3. New technologies

IV Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility
4.1 Understanding of ISO26000
4.2 Issues of Inovplat company and definition of its charter value
4.3 Mapping and hierarchy of stakeholders
4.4 Realization of oneline diagnosis (diag26000)
4.5 Proposal for responsible practices

Bibliography

BOOKS USED AS REFERENCE:
Solomon, J. (2007). Corporate governance and accountability. John Wiley & Sons.
Tirole, J. (2017). Economics for the common good. Princeton University Press ISO26000.

EMBLEMATIC BOOKS OR RESEARCH PAPERS REGARDING THE SUBJECT OF THE COURSE
Bénabou, R., & Tirole, J. (2010). Individual and corporate social responsibility. Economica, 77(305), 1-19.
Renneboog, L., Ter Horst, J. & Zhang, C. (2008) Socially responsible investments: Institutional aspects, performance, and investor behavior. Journal of Banking & Finance, 32 (9), pp. 1723-1742.

PUBLICATIONS OF THE iaelyon FACULTY REGARDING THE SUBJECT OF THE COURSE
Bonnefon, J.-F., Girotto, V., Heimann, M., & Legrenzi, P. (2013). Can mutualistic morality predict how individuals deal with benefits they did not deserve? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(01), 83–83.
Heimann, M., Girotto, V., Legrenzi, P., & Bonnefon, J.-F. (2013). Decision makers use norms, not cost-benefit analysis, when choosing to conceal or reveal unfair rewards. PLoSONE, 8(9), e73223.
Heimann, M., & Pouget, S. (2013). La recommandation des fonds isr. une étude empirique sur les conseillers clients bancaires français. Revue française de gestion, 39(236), 149–162.
Heimann, M., Mullet, É., & Bonnefon, J.-F. (2014). Legitimacy of executive compensation plans: A preliminary study of french laypersons’ acceptability. Psicologica.
Heimann, M., Mullet, É., & Bonnefon, J.-F. (2015). People’s views about the acceptability of remuneration policies and executive bonuses. Journal of Business Ethics.
Heimann, M., Pouget, S., Mullet, É., & Bonnefon, J.-F. (2011). The experimental approach to trust in socially responsible investment funds. In Sun, W.; Louche, C. & Pérez, R. Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability. Finance and Sustainability: Towards a New Paradigm? A Post-Crisis Agenda, 2011(Vol. 2). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Tests

Final Exam
MCQ, Two times 1h
Written exam

Continuing Examination
Written exam, continuous assessment
10 pages report

Additional Information

TEACHING METHODS
Classic lectures and project work in groups. Overhead are made available to students and extensive references for each topic are provided

TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING:
To increase student engagement lecturers use live polling to explore new topics and consolidate knowledge (kahoot.it). Groupwork is peer-reviewed online. Links to online videos and MOOC courses allow students to explore specific topics if they wish. Use of online diagnosis (diag26000).

PRE-REQUISITE
No particular re-requesites, beyond a general interest in management sciences.

ADDITIONAL READINGS:
Bénabou, R., & Tirole, J. (2010). Individual and corporate social responsibility. Economica, 77(305), 1-19.
Solomon, J. (2007). Corporate governance and accountability. John Wiley & Sons.

Last updated: March 28, 2018