LAW 919

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the idea that corporations have a moral responsibility to voluntarily integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) improvements into their business operations for the benefit of stakeholders (shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, creditors, and host communities), society as a whole, and the environment. This course will explore corporate purpose, the use of shell corporations in financial crimes, the criminal prosecution of corporations, corporate rights to freedom of speech and religion, CSR reporting, and corporate control through stakeholder markets. Readings will include casebook material, academic articles, CSR reports, and CSR reporting standards.   

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