The Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics
BUS 180: International Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Copenhagen, Denmark
BUS 180 (4 credits)
FY Seminar: International Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
2 weeks in Denmark
Dean Rob Straughan and Professor Elizabeth Oliver
The course uses corporate strategy as a means to explore the interplay between business, government, and the individual citizen as agents for social change. Cross-cultural variation in the relative role of the various players in addressing such issues is considered. Students will have an opportunity to compare and contrast U.S. practices and perceptions of these issues with those of Danes, considered by many to be among the most progressive on these matters. Students will be introduced to the concept of "the triple bottom line" and consider the responsibility of business, as well as that of government and other organizations, in each of the three areas (people, planet, profit).
The course is a First-year Seminar-no prerequisites, but ACCT 201 is recommended.