Corporate Social Responsibility

llsms2099  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Corporate Social Responsibility
En raison de la crise du COVID-19, les informations ci-dessous sont susceptibles d’être modifiées, notamment celles qui concernent le mode d’enseignement (en présentiel, en distanciel ou sous un format comodal ou hybride).
4 crédits
30.0 h

  Cette unité d'enseignement n'est pas dispensée en 2020-2021

Thèmes abordés
The course aims at providing tools enabling the students to elicit critical thinking on ethical, social and environmental issues raised by contemporary organizations. The specificity of the firms' impact on economic life will be addressed by analyzing the principles and practices covered by the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSR will be studied as a reflector of the modern firms' self-awareness process in terms of social responsibility and as a source of innovation in the face of today's challenges of competitiveness, sustainable development and transparent corporate governance. The theoretical references will moreover give way to more personal questioning periods developed by the students in terms of their own aspirations, perceptions and observations as citizens. All these elements foster personal change that in its turn conveys transformations within the chosen organizations.

A la fin de cette unité d’enseignement, l’étudiant est capable de :

1 During their programme, students of the LSM Master's in management or Master's in Business engineering will have developed the following capabilities'
  • Demonstrate independent reasoning,look critically and consciously acquired knowledge (both academic and common sense) and managerial practices, in light of emerging circumstances and their outcomes.
  • Decide and act by incorporating ethical and humanistic values, integrity, respect for the laws and conventions, solidarity and civic action, and sustainable development.
  • Decide and act responsibly,  while taking into account the social, economic and environmental sometimes antinomic, outcomes in the short, medium and long term, for the various stakeholders.
  • Consider problems using a systemic and holistic approach : recognize the different aspects of the situation and their interactions in a dynamic process.
  • Analyse a project within its environment and define the expected outcomes : identify what is at stake, the required outcomes and the environmental constraints; clearly define the project objectives and associate the performance indicators.
Macro-trends with respect to sustainability (Main social, environmental, ethical, governance issues, Sustainable Development Goals')
  • Definitions and origins of the CSR concept
  • Risk & Opportunity management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Stakeholder dialogue & co-creation
  • Global responsible leadership
  • Coping with ethical dilemmas
  • CSR strategy design and implementation
  • Governance
Méthodes d'enseignement

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The main goal of these courses is to develop the critical thinking skills of students. The emphasis is made on an intellectual and personal approach in order to familiarize the students with the various aspects of CSR while taking into account the wide range of sectors and contexts wherein the companies operate and exercise their influence. To this purpose, three means are used
  • General and interactive courses implying direct contacts with practitioners (managers, activists, lawyers...);
  • e-learning
  • Team work and presentation on a CSR project;
  • Personal observations and testimonies likely to forge and articulate know-how and well-being conveying sense and creativity.
Modes d'évaluation
des acquis des étudiants

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Continuous evaluation
  • Date: Yes
  • Type of evaluation: Case study preparation in group , Participation Sulitest
  • Comments : This work involve a written report, an oral presentation and a peer review of another work. It accounts for 60% of the total.
Evaluation week
  • Oral: No
  • Written : Yes (2 hours)
  • Unavailability or comments: The written exam accounts for 40 % of the total.
  • Students with a second session have three choices, they can either keep the marks from the continuous evaluation and pass the written exam again, or table an improved report by mid August latest and keep the written examination marks or presents both an improved report and present the written exam again
Examination session
  • Oral: No
  • Written: No
  • Unavailability or comments: No
Autres infos
Link with the LSM competency framework :
  • Priority in this course is given to
  1. corporate citizenship to enhance your ability to act consciously, aware of your responsibilities, placing human and ethical considerations at the very heart of your thinking and actions
  2. master a multidisciplinary body of knowledge (contents, methods, models and conceptual frameworks) related to CSR and sustainable development; and
  3. personal development to enhance your self-knowledge and independence, to better prepare yourself to deal with ethical dilemmas common in the practices of organizations.
  • Secondary competences also developed in the course are
  1. to manage a project by working in a team under conditions of resource constraints, to provide comprehensive analyses of challenging corporate situations related to the impact of companies/organizations on the natural environment or society at large; and
  2. to communicate your analysis effectively to different stakeholders.
Faculté ou entité
en charge

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Intitulé du programme
Master [120] en sciences de gestion

Certificat d'université en éthique économique et sociale

Master [120] : ingénieur de gestion

Master [120] en éthique

Master [120] en administration publique

Master [120] en sciences de la motricité, orientation éducation physique

Master [120] en droit [Double parcours Droit-Gestion : pour les Bacheliers en Droit]