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Business and Society - Corporate Sustainability

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  • Titre en français: Business et société - développement durable au sein de l'entreprise
  • Cours donné en: anglais
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  • Horaire: Semestre d'automne 2019-2020, 4.0h. de cours (moyenne hebdomadaire)
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  • Formations concernées:
    Maîtrise universitaire ès Sciences en management, Orientation stratégie, organisation et leadership

    Maîtrise universitaire ès Sciences en management, Orientation marketing

    Maîtrise universitaire ès Sciences en management, Orientation comportement, économie et évolution

    Maîtrise universitaire ès Sciences en management, Orientation business analytics

    Maîtrise universitaire en Droit et économie



The aim of the coroporate sustainability course is to help students:

    • understand how differing definitions of CSR and CS impact action,
    • evaluate organizational action for sustainability,
    • recognize the barriers to action, the tensions and dilemmas,
    • identify solutions to overcome them and
    • understand the singularity of leadership for sustainability.


      The course will be highly interactive and class sessions will include a mixture of debates, group work and lectures. We will begin with the question, what is the role of business in society? Throughout the semester, we will explore two very different answers to this question: social entrepreneurship and sustainability initiatives in large multinational companies.


      We will use case studies, articles and videos. A bibliography for the semester will be provided in the first session.


      Please note that for pedagogical reasons the registration for this class will be limited. Students who are interested can apply by responding to the questionnaire posted on the Moodle site for the course, the earlier the better, and at the latest by Wednesday 18 September at 12h00 (midday). No late applications will be accepted.

      It is extremely important to attend the first session of the course on Tuesday 17 September (12h30 - 16h00). If you have already sent in an application but, after the first session, you no longer want to take the course, please let me know as quickly as possible.

      Plagiarism of any sort - the use of others' material without proper citation and referencing - will be treated with the highest severity and, following University regulations, can lead to the full exclusion of the student from the Swiss University system.


      1ère tentative

      Sans examen (cf. modalités)  

      The evaluation for this course will consist of in-class assignments, a case study analysis and a group project. There will be no final exam.


      Ecrit 3h00 heures
      Non autorisée

      The retake exam will replace all other grades and represent 100% of the course grade.

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