About This Course
In this course you will enter the world of social responsibility regarding the environment. You will start by understanding what environmental problems are and their relationship to social life. Through previous learning you will be able to understand the concept of sustainability and, finally, how to manage social responsibility in the environmental field.
1. Environmental problems
a) What are environmental problems?
b) The origin of environmental complications
c) Consequences of environmental problems
2. Relationship between environmental and social issues
a) What is the social responsibility in combating environmental problems?
b) The Social Responsibility Concept
c) Corporate social responsibility, ethics and society
3.The concept of sustainability
a) What is sustainability?
b) Sustainability and society
c) Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility
d) Educating for a sustainable life
4. International Policies and Regulatory Instruments
a) The Regulatory Frameworks for Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting
b) International Standards for Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting
c) The National Governments’ Regulatory Role
d) Non-governmental Regulatory Tools
Boff, Leonardo. (2017) Sustentabilidade: o que é - o que não é. - Petrópolis, RJ: Vozes
Gross, M. & Heinrichs, H (ed) (2010) Environmental sociology: European perspectives and interdisciplinary challenges. London: Springer
Malcolm McIntosh - Raising a Ladder to the Moon: The Complexities of Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility (2003, Palgrave Macmillan)
Maria-Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, Liam Leonard - International Business, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (2013, Emerald Group Publishing)
Mark Anthony Camilleri (auth.) - Corporate Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Environmental Management: An Introduction to Theory and Practice with Case Studies (2017, Springer International Publishing)
Myron Harrison, Christine Coussens - Global Environmental Health in the 21st Century: From Governmental Regulation to Corporate Social Responsibility