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TOPIC: Business and Society, from the local to the international

  • Discuss the interdependence of corporations and society.
  • Explain why stakeholder expectations are increasingly important to organizations and their managers.
  • Explain the value of strategic philanthropy to organizations and communities.
  • Identify and discuss social and ethical concerns arising from rapid technological changes.
  • Identify potential root causes of local/global problems and how they affect local/global cultures, economies, politics, and policies;
  • Assess and evaluate individual and collective responsibilities within a diverse and interconnected global society;

  • Note taking tools for client presentation
  • Resources related to academic research and writing, including APA citation tools.

  • DUE before class Microcredential OSOCC E-Learning Course (5%)
  • Watch Author William Eggers on Business and Government Teaming Up to Solve Society’s Problems. [10 minutes]. (2015). Reason Foundation. (link available in eLearn)

  • Hosted by the coordinator of the CityStudio North Vancouver program at Capilano University, this is the introduction to the learning style and the needs of our client.
  • Hosted in Zoom, not our regular MS Teams class.
    For the evening section of 460, this will be a recording available through eLearn and shown at the end of the 3-hour class and not the beginning.
  • To be recorded for viewing by other courses
  • May be attended by other faculty members at CapU

  • Join the regularly scheduled MS Teams class
  • Discuss all the ways people can see the interconnectedness of business and society.  

    Use the assigned video as a starting point to the discussion.
    Author William Eggers on Business and Government Teaming Up to Solve Society’s Problems. [10 minutes]. (2015). Reason Foundation. (link available in eLearn)

  • Discuss the UN's 17th Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and initial ideas for the White Paper assignment
  • In class discussion, relate the OSOCC e-Learning certificate to gaining a greater understanding of the UN and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals
  • Activity: Write to Learn (15-20 minutes)
    After an introduction to the philosophy of writing to learn first introduced by William Zinsser (1988), students will write for a short amount of time to begin imagining what they want to learn through their White Paper assignment.
  • "Writing organizes and clarifies our thoughts. Writing is how we think our way into a subject and make it our own. Writing enables us to find out what we know -- and what we don't know -- about whatever we're trying to learn." (Zinsser, 1988, pg. 16)
  • Pomodoro -- Write for 10 minutes non-stop!
    Write what you know about the topic. Write what you don't know.
    Write about your feelings, about the topic, assignment, maybe even how your day has been going.
    Write about what you plan to write about.
    Write to figure out what you hope to use this assignment for in the future, such as to secure a specific job.
  • Source for activity:
    Goodwon, P. (2013). Becoming an academic writer: 50 exercises for paced, productive, and powerful writing. Sage. pg. 39-44.

  • Reviewing upcoming work and answering student questions

  • In eLearn, watch Video introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Read the eLearn page:  Assignment Description for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

  • In the forum, announce your choice of a Canadian company to use for the CSR Company Profile assignment worth 5% that we're doing in class next week.