Ethical and Sustainable Business

Course Code :2102TEWVPK
Study domain:Philosophy and Ethics
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:30
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Luc Van Liedekerke

3. Course contents *

  1. The role of values and norms in the functioning of individuals and society at large 
  2. Long term economic growth and its impact on society 
  3. The normative characteritics of free markets starting out from the first theorem of welfare economics 
  4. Fundamentals of business ethics: the stakeholder model of the company 
    1. responsibility towards shareholders 
    2. responsibility towards consumers 
    3. responsibility towards employees 
    4. responsibility towards supliers 
    5. responsibility towards the environment 
    6. responsibility towards the community at large 
  5. The fundamentals of CSR 
  6. CSR and SME's 
  7. The fundamentals of socially responsible investment (SRI)

Casus analysis is used troughout the course and helps students to develop a critical understanding of business responsibilities in a changing world.