Special Topics on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

(Code: 346KEY, Course outline)

Semester:  Z Teaching Credits:  3 ECTS: 6 Type: Compulsory
Prerequisite Courses:  – Course type: Skills development Instructor: Konstantinos Evangelinos
On successful completion of the program students should be able to demonstrate understanding of the state of the art of corporate environmental management and Corporate Social Responsibility. Students will be able to devise integrated
management plans for environmental management, social equity and economic efficiency. Indicatively, the course connects business with contemporary theories on management. Specifically, it analyses sustainable accounting, greening of supply
chain management, environmental reporting, human rights, employee rights and sustainability in art and sports
Topics per Week:
The course is broken down on 13 lectures:
(1) Course aims, definitions. Promotion of environmental management, social
equity and economic efficiency
(2) Governmental policies
(3) Sustainable Development Goals
(4) Human rights and Corporate Social Responsibility
(5) Innovation and Sustainability
(6) CSR, communication and marketing. The role of social media
(7) Discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sexuality working environment
and CSR
(8) Wellbeing, sustainability and business
(9) Integrating sustainability in sport industry
(10) Art, business and sustainability
(11) Employees’ Health Safety, CSR reporting and CSR strategies.
(12) Integrating accounting
(13) Presentations
Theory – Lectures
(hours / week)
Exercises – Laboratories
(hours / week)
Other Activities:  –
Assignments/Project: 100% (Enrolled students must attend the lectures)
Basic Textbook:
Bastas, A. Liyanage K (2018) Sustainable supply chain quality management: A systematic
review, Journal of Cleaner Production, 181, 726-744
Bell, M. P. Özbilgin, M. F. Beauregard, A. Sürgevil, O. (2011) : Voice, silence, and diversity
in 21st century organizations: Strategies for inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgender employees. Human Resource Management, 50, 131–146
Bernal, E Edgar, D and Burnes, B (2018) Building Sustainability on Deep Values Through Mindfulness Nurturing, Ecological Economics, 146, 645-657
Botta, M (2016) Evolution of the slow living concept within the models of sustainable communities, Futures, 80, 3-16
Council of the European Union, (2013): Guidelines to promote and protect the enjoyment of all human rights by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI)
persons, 1-20, https://eeas.europa.eu/sites/eeas/files/137584.pdf
Crane, A. Ruebottom, T. (2011) Stakeholder Theory and Social Identity: Rethinking Stakeholder Identification, Journal of Business Ethics, 102, 77-87
Elkington, J. (1997) Cannibals with Forks: The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business, Capstone, Oxford
Ericson, T Gunaketu Kjønstad, B Barstad, A (2014) Mindfulness and sustainability, Ecological Economics, 104, 73-79
European Commission, (2018): Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), http://ec.europa.eu/growth/industry/corporate-social-responsibility_en, 13/5/2018
Lopes A C, Farinha, J, Amado, A (2017) Sustainability through Art, Energy Procedia, 119, 752-766
Nikolaou, I E Evangelinos, K Allan, S (2013) A reverse logistics social responsibility evaluation framework based on the triple bottom line approach, Journal of Cleaner
Production, 56, 173-184.
Qorri, A., Mujkić, Z., Kraslawski, A. (2018) A conceptual framework for measuring sustainability performance of supply chains, Journal of Cleaner Production, 189, 570-584
UN (2017) The Sustainable Development Goals Report, New York https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/files/report/2017/TheSustainableDevelopmentGoalsReport2
017.pdf 13/5/2018
UNIDO, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, (2018): What is CSR?, https://www.unido.org/our-focus/advancing-economic-competitiveness/competi
tive-trade-capacities-and-corporate-responsibility/corporate-social-responsibility-market-integration/what-csr, 13/5/2018
UNOSPD, United Nations Office of Sport for Development and Peace (2018) Sport and the Sustainable Development Goals,
https://www.un.org/sport/sites/www.un.org.sport/files/ckfiles/files/Sport_for_SDGs_finalversion9.pdf 13/5/2018
Webster, J. R. Adams G. A. Maranto C. L. Sawyer K. Thoroughgood C. (2018): Workplace contextual supports for LGBT employees: A review, meta‐analysis, and
agenda for future research, In Human Resource Management, 57, 1, 193-210.
UEFA and WWF (2018) Playing for our Planet: How sports win from being sustainable, http://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/uefaorg/General/02/55/63/72/2556372_DOWNLOAD.pdf 13/5/2018
Language: Greek or english
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