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A380A0500 Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, 6 op 
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Vastuuyksikkö LUT School of Business and Management (23E1) 

Anne Quarshie 

Opintojakson kuvaus opinto-oppaan mukaan

Location: Lappeenranta


B.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) 2






Postdoctoral Researcher, D.Sc. (Econ.) Anne Quarshie


This course aims to familiarize the students with the basics of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, including common critiques of these concepts as well as their potential to achieve positive change. During the course, students will actively learn about, and reflect on, various sustainability issues and topics affecting businesses operating in a global environment, and possible ways for companies to address these issues through CSR and sustainability strategies, practices and interactions with stakeholders. Guest lectures and class exercises provide the students an opportunity to apply their knowledge to actual business practice. Finally, students can improve their professional skills (e.g. communication and interaction skills) during the course through class discussions and group assignments.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

1) Understand and critically examine key concepts and frameworks related to CSR and sustainability.

2) Recognize and assess various environmental, social, economic and ethical issues caused by, and affecting, companies operating in a global context.

3) Distinguish and analyze various types of CSR and sustainability strategies, practices and other ways of addressing sustainability issues.

4) Apply theoretical frameworks and research findings related to CSR and sustainability to real-life phenomena and business practice.

5) Produce CSR and sustainability-related texts and materials.


CSR and sustainability frameworks and concepts, environmental, social, economic, and ethical issues, CSR and sustainability strategy, CSR and sustainability practice, communications, governance, digitalization, globalization, supply chain sustainability, and cross-sector partnerships and interactions.


Lectures and guest lectures (20h), preparation for lectures and class discussions (20h), an individual learning diary (30h), a small group assignment (30h), and independent study for the final exam (60h). Total workload: 160h.

The course requires advance preparation for the lectures, active participation in class discussions, successful completion of all assignments, and independent study.

Kuulustelujärjestyksen mukainen tentti (Kyllä/Ei) 


Moodle-tentti (Kyllä/Ei) 


Exam-tentti (Kyllä/Ei) 


Arviointiskaala ja arviointimenetelmät 

Grade 0-5. Evaluation (0-100 points) is based on an individual learning diary (20 %), a small group assignment (20 %), and a final exam (60 %). All assignments and the exam must be passed to complete the course.


Rasche, A., Morsing, M., & Moon, J. (Eds.). (2017). Corporate Social Responsibility: Strategy, Communication, Governance. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Lecture slides and materials.

Additional readings, videos and course materials announced in the syllabus and/or distributed during lectures.

Vaihto-opiskelijoille paikkoja? (Kyllä,paikkamäärä/Ei) 

max 15

Paikkoja avoimen yliopiston opiskelijoille? (Kyllä, paikkamäärä/Ei) 

max 5


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