F&ES 880a/MGT 862 / 2015-2016

Introduction to Responsible Business: Oil and Gas (Meets Aug 31 - Oct 15)

Credits: 1.5
Fall 2015: Tu,Th, 1:00-2:20, EVANS 4220
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What is a ‘sustainable’ or ‘responsible’ business?  What does one look like?
This is an introductory course to the principles and tools of Responsible Business (including the concepts of ‘Sustainability’, ‘Corporate Responsibility’, ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’, and ‘Corporate Citizenship’).  This course comes in two parts: I and II. You may take just part I or both parts. 
Part I (Oil and Gas):The first part of the course is designed to provide an introduction to Corporate Responsibility (CR). This material represents ‘what we know’. We will use the oil and gas sector specifically to introduce the key aspects of CR: strategy, management systems, governance structures, stakeholder engagement, metrics and assurance.  Here we define CR to include environmental as well as social and socio-economic considerations.  This class will be well suited for those students that wish to understand the top-level principles, tools, management approaches and considerations in CR.  

Although we will use these two sectors specifically to explore these concepts, the learning from this course will be applicable to any corporate sustainability endeavor as well as more applied sustainability courses such as Managing Sustainable Operations (Alizimir), Sustainability in Marketing (Uetake) or Metrics, Tools and Indicators in Corporate Responsibility (Cort).

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