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TOPIC: Workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Clearly express opinions on corporate governance, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ethics within small and large groups.
  • Discuss global issues with regard to CSR.
  • Explain the value of strategic philanthropy to organizations and communities.
  • Discuss the organizational elements of effective environmental management.
  • Analyze corporate governance in Canadian and international businesses today and the changing power of stakeholders

  • Resources related to academic research and writing, including APA citation tools.

  • 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.

  • Reflecting on the assigned 17 minute video, what surprised you about the social responsibility of business as presented by Alex Edmans at the TEDx London Business School event? 
    What examples can you think of from the news where CSR has been very important for a business or organization

  • How are workshops different from a lecture-based class meeting? 
    - It's a process-focused class, not a "content dumping" focused class. 
    - It's about students individually working to exame a concept and then the student applying their learning to a documented assessment (aka assignment) for evaluation (aka marking). 
    - It's where the students do what was traditionally homework during class time with the instructor available to help them along.
  • Let's first start with setting up the two computer files you need to do this work!
  • NOTE = This is an exemplar in appearance only, not for the content! 

    Sample company profile for “Coastal: Quality designer homes.” 
    Retrieved from https://hia.com.au/-/media/HIA-Website/Files/IndustryBusiness/ManagingBusiness/BusinessGuides/Company-Profile-Example.ashx?la=en&hash=C2C9A0D8A33AE9E06566824FFB945C325A96C23B
  • Solo Assignment and you'll be uploading 2 files: 
    Company profile 
    * MUST BE ON THEIR CSR policies and practice 2 pages (1 piece of paper, double sided) 
    In a stylized design 
    Encouraged to use templates from Microsoft, Canva.com, etc. 
    NOTE = This is to only be about their Corporate Social Responsibilities policies and practices, not a promotional profile about the company 

    References list 
    APA 7th edition Calibri 11, double spaced 
    Minimum 5 sources
  • Limiting Company Options
    What company can you choose to highlight in your Company Profile assignment?
    You can only choose one of the 100 global countries listed in the most current version of the Global 100 rankings as produced by the Canadian business magazine, Corporate Knights.
    Students in the -01 section can only choose the odd-numbered companies on the list.
    Students in the -02 section can only choose the even-numbered companies on the list.
    This will ensure not overlap within each section and between the two sections


  • Now that we have covered 1) what you will be handing in and 2) what CSR looks like in Canada (for better or worse), it's time to work on your assignment.
  • The rest of the class is unstructured time for you to work on this assignment. 
    I'll be available in MS Teams to troubleshoot as you need. 
    Please stay logged into MS Teams to ensure that you hear any directions that come out after I answer emerging student questions.
  • Once finished, submit the 2 PDF files for this assignment.
    In previous semester, almost all students were able to finish this assignment during the workshop; however, you can submit it at a later time. Work at the pace that best works for you!

  • Reviewing upcoming work and answering student questions
  • WATCH = "Who’s Minding the Mines?" [Video 11:34] (2011) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

  • READ = Olanipekun, A. O., Omotayo, T., & Saka, N. (2021). Review of the Use of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Tools. Sustainable Production and Consumption27, 425–435.
  • WATCH = William Eggers on Business and Government Teaming Up to Solve Society’s Problems. [10 minutes]. (2015). Reason Foundation.

  • Complete your CSR Company Profile assignment worth 5% and submit it to the proper dropbox in eLearn by the deadline.
  • Microcredentials -- continued