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Corporate Social Responsibility and Citizenship - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
This chapter addresses the concept of corporate social responsibility and how it is used in business organizations. The professional instructors who teach these lessons will introduce you to the origins of social responsibility and analyze the pros and cons of this concept. You'll get to take a look at stakeholder theory, the five stages of corporate citizenship and social performance. When you're finished watching these lessons you'll be familiar with:
- Definitions for social responsibility, corporate citizenship and social performance
- What role social responsibility plays in organizations
- Sustainability philosophy
- Differences between social performance and corporate social responsibility
|Social Responsibility in Organizations||Provides the definition for social responsibility and explains how it is used by organizations. Uses contemporary examples to illustrate the concept.|
|The Origins of Social Responsibility||Details where and when the idea of social responsibility originated.|
|The Levels of Corporate Social Responsibility||Outlines the different levels associated with corporate social responsibility.|
|Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility||Examines the sustainability philosophy and stakeholder theory. Provides a detailed examination of the arguments for and against social responsibility.|
|Corporate Citizenship: Definition & the Five Stages||Defines corporate citizenship. Summarizes the five different stages associated with this concept.|
|Corporate Social Performance: Definition, Obligations & Responsibilities||Defines social performance and distinguishes between it, corporate social responsibility and corporate citizenship. Explains how businesses can be socially responsible and still fulfill economic and legal obligations. Compares the motivations for corporate social responsibility and corporate social performance and examines the social audit.|
1. The Social Contract in Business Ethics
What should a business's place be in the world? Should it just donate money, or work to make the world a better place? Or should it be absolutely neutral? This all goes back to the social contract of business.
2. Social Responsibility in Organizations
Watch this video lesson to learn how companies put into practice their social responsibilities. Learn how a socially responsible company helps the environment, people, and employees along with giving freely to society.
3. The Origins of Social Responsibility
Although the idea of business helping society can be traced back to ancient times, the full thrust of corporate social responsibility was born in the 1950s. In this lesson, you will learn the origins of social responsibility.
4. The Levels of Corporate Social Responsibility
Most companies do not start as socially-responsible companies. In fact, the path to embracing corporate social responsibility consists of four different levels that companies progress through that will benefit their stakeholders.
5. Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility
Now that companies are concerned with society's welfare, corporate social responsibility is a controversial topic. In this lesson, learn the two theories of social responsibility and the arguments for and against the practice.
6. Corporate Citizenship: Definition & the Five Stages
Corporate citizenship is being adopted by more companies who have come to understand the importance of the ethical treatment of stakeholders. In this lesson, you will learn the definition and the five stages of corporate citizenship.
7. Corporate Social Performance: Definition & Responsibilities
How can managers judge if their company is providing good corporate citizenship or being socially responsible? In this lesson, you will learn about how a corporate social performance model is used to critique if a company is providing shareholder satisfaction.
8. Triple Bottom Line Framework & Corporate Responsibility
In this lesson, we look at an accounting framework called triple bottom line. We focus on its three pillars of sustainability: people, planet, and profit. During the lesson, you'll see how triple bottom line connects with corporate responsibility.
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Other chapters within the Business 108: Business Ethics course
- Introduction to Business Ethics
- Employees, Stockholders, & Corporate Governance
- The Relationship Between Business, Government & Society
- Public Relations for Business
- Diversity in the Workforce
- Business-Government Relations
- Business' Influence on the Political Environment
- Business & the Community
- The Media's Impact on Business
- Consumer Rights & Regulations
- Ethics in Advertising
- Strategies of Special Interest Groups
- Technology, Business, & Society
- Environmental Issues in Business
- The Global Business Environment
- Individual Integrity & Ethics
- Studying for Business 108