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First Step: What is social responsibility?

First Step: What is social responsibility?

In the first step article we have as an objective explains what ... (more)

In the first step article we have as an objective explains what is social responsibility and its new parameters considering the implications of social programs in Brazil. From this first study, we hope to earn some knowledge about some lines of brazilian's education. Then we will going to start studying law. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Luiz Felipe Nobre Braga
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Social Responsibility: The relation between law and education.

Social Responsibility: The relation between law and education.

The purpose of the present article is to discuss the new parameters ... (more)

The purpose of the present article is to discuss the new parameters of social responsibility associated with the knowledge earned from the study about the relation between law and education. For this, we will consider the implantations of a social program in Brazil. It is an intervention research (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Luiz Felipe Nobre Braga
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Three Views of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

Three Views of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

This module explores different models of CSR (corporate social responsibility) including a ... (more)

This module explores different models of CSR (corporate social responsibility) including a shareholder model (based on the arguments of Milton Friedman), the stakeholder model (based on the work of Evan and Freeman), and an alliance model advocated by Patricia Werhane. Students will develop a framework based on an exercise to determine a social contract between society and business. They will use this social contract to assess each CSR approaches. Then they will develop a CSR program for the hypothetical corporation, Burger Man. (Based on an exercise developed by Paul Thompson.) This module is being developed as a part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF-SES-0551779. It is currently being used in the courses "Business, Society and Government" and "Corporate Leadership and Social Responsibility" being taught at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (less)

Subject:
Business
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Jose A. Cruz-cruz
William Frey
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Social Responsibility Using "Incident at Morales"

Social Responsibility Using "Incident at Morales"

This exercise in Social Responsibility uses the DVD developed by the National ... (more)

This exercise in Social Responsibility uses the DVD developed by the National Institute for Engineering Ethics, "Incident at Morales" to teach the social responsibility in business and engineering. It also raises issues of how professionals must work to (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
William Frey
No Strings Attached
Audio Gallery: Scientists and Social Responsibility

Audio Gallery: Scientists and Social Responsibility

This online audio gallery is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a ... (more)

This online audio gallery is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. Scientists and Social Responsibility, part of the Frontiers in Physical Science seminar, is available in broadband and modem formats and with a printable PDF transcript. The audio discuss some of the social-responsibility issues that scientists are grappling with today. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Collection:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
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Doing the right thing: corporate social responsibility in a global marketplace

Doing the right thing: corporate social responsibility in a global marketplace

Globalisation, mass consumer awareness and public accountability are all factors in persuading ... (more)

Globalisation, mass consumer awareness and public accountability are all factors in persuading companies to adopt ethical policies. As companies become more accountable not only for their own actions but for those within their supply chain, they have to adapt to ensure success within the context of the global society they operate in. Professor Jeremy Moon (Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Nottingham Business School and Director of the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility) discusses some of the challenges faced by modern companies in responding to the various pressures driving them to focus on contributing to society as well as on business performance. He also talks about the big challenges ahead for international business and what role The University of Nottingham Business School can provide in further developing its teaching and research to best prepare graduates for success in the current climate. (less)

Subject:
Business
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Collection:
University of Nottingham Open Courseware
Provider:
U-NOW
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American Visionaries: Thomas Moran

American Visionaries: Thomas Moran

features paintings and sketches of the noted American landscape painter. Moran's pencil ... (more)

features paintings and sketches of the noted American landscape painter. Moran's pencil and watercolor field sketches and paintings captured the grandeur and documented the extraordinary terrain and natural features of the Yellowstone region. His artwork was presented to members of Congress by park proponents and helped inspire Congress to establish the National Park System in 1916. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
National Park Service
Provider:
National Park Service
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American Visionaries: Frederick Douglass

American Visionaries: Frederick Douglass

features items owned by the famous abolitionist, human rights and women's rights ... (more)

features items owned by the famous abolitionist, human rights and women's rights activist, orator, author, journalist, publisher, and social reformer. The site consists of enlargeable images of items in the museum and archival collections at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site at Cedar Hill, Southeast Washington, DC. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
National Park Service
Provider:
National Park Service
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Off the Map – Visionary Inventions.

Off the Map – Visionary Inventions.

In this activity, students will look at some visionary artists from the ... (more)

In this activity, students will look at some visionary artists from the Off the Map Web site who are also inventors. They should think about what it means to be an inventor, how inventions can be considered art, and create inventions of their own. Grades 4-6 (less)

Subject:
Arts
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Readings
Collection:
PBS
Provider:
PBS
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Ethical Practice: Professionalism, Social Responsibility, and the Purpose of the Corporation, Spring 2010

Ethical Practice: Professionalism, Social Responsibility, and the Purpose of the Corporation, Spring 2010

This course is an introduction to ethics in business, with a focus ... (more)

This course is an introduction to ethics in business, with a focus on business management. Over the course of thirteen sessions, students explore theoretical concepts in business ethics, and cases representing the challenges they will likely face as managers. Individual sessions take the form of moderated discussion, with occasional short lectures from instructor. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Hafrey, Leigh
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Eleanor Roosevelt: American Visionary

Eleanor Roosevelt: American Visionary

features photos and artifacts from the life of one of the most ... (more)

features photos and artifacts from the life of one of the most dynamic and controversial First Ladies in U.S. history. She was the first First Lady to hold regular press conferences and to routinely travel the nation. She held prestigious positions throughout her life, serving as delegate to the newly founded United Nations, draftee of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and chair of the first Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
National Park Service
Provider:
National Park Service
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Paper-prototype socially responsive games with verbs

Paper-prototype socially responsive games with verbs

This is the recipe for workshop, where participants hack the rules of ... (more)

This is the recipe for workshop, where participants hack the rules of existing videogames in response to topical issues, and prototype new games that are vessels of alternative values and messages. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Individual Authors
Provider:
Individual Authors
Author:
Matteo Menapace
Paolo Pedercini
Una Lee
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Ethics and Laptops: Identifying Social Responsibility Issues in Puerto Rico

Ethics and Laptops: Identifying Social Responsibility Issues in Puerto Rico

This module is based on a hypothetical case with some very real ... (more)

This module is based on a hypothetical case with some very real implications. Students are placed in the perspective of decision-makers charged with implementing a project to give public school students in Puerto Rico laptop computers to facilitate their education. Then they are provided with a socio-technical system methodology to help them identify potential problems embedded in laptop technology. Using these tools, they identify and solve ethical and social problems that are likely to arise when public officials work to implement laptop computer technology into the Puerto Rican public school socio-technical system. This module is being developed as a part of an NSF-funded project, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF SES 0551779. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Jose A. Cruz-Cruz
William Frey
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The Raelians: Visionary Science or Quackery?

The Raelians: Visionary Science or Quackery?

The topics of human cloning and pseudoscience are introduced in this case ... (more)

The topics of human cloning and pseudoscience are introduced in this case through the story of Claude Vorilhon, a French auto racing journalist who makes some unusual claims regarding the influence of extraterrestrials on human history and purpose. The case describes Vorilhon's establishment of a company, Clonaid, whose goal is to produce the first human clone. Students read about the company's claims of success and consider the evidence as well as the ethics involved. The case is most appropriate for use in an introductory biology course or in a course on biotechnology issues or bioethics. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Case Study
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Author:
Scott D. Zimmerman
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Sustainability in Engineering Education and Ethics

Sustainability in Engineering Education and Ethics

In 1994, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) updated its Code ... (more)

In 1994, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) updated its Code of Ethics to include an obligation to employ the principles of sustainable development in civil engineering practice and at about the same time adopted a policy on sustainable development (PS 418). The ASCE was founded in 1852; its code of ethics was first adopted in 1915, and for most of its 150 plus year history the code emphasized obligations to the profession and only relatively recently obligations to the general public and by inference social responsibility. Just what social responsibility means for engineers has been an issue almost since ASCE’s founding. This paper explores relationships between the engineer’s social responsibility and sustainable development. These issues are overlapping and there are unique opportunities for Catholic universities to prepare future engineers to better deal with these issues and to contribute to defining new principles of practice for the engineering profession. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Bill Kelly
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Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

This book is suited for the Entrepreneurship or Innovation course with an ... (more)

This book is suited for the Entrepreneurship or Innovation course with an emphasis on Sustainability or for a course devoted entirely to Sustainability. What are the trends and forces underlying the changing character of the business-environment relationship? How they are creating significant entrepreneurial opportunities for individuals and companies? Around the world, the movement toward “sustainable development” has caused many firms to adopt policies and practices that reflect what is sometimes called a “sustainable business” or “triple bottom line” approach. “Triple bottom line” refers to the demonstration of strong performance across economic, social, and environmental indicators. Those measures serve as indicators of fiduciary responsibility to a growing set of concerned investors and therefore can help ensure access to capital. They also enable innovators to lower costs, create strategic differentiation, reduce risk, and position themselves for competitive advantage over rivals less attuned to trends. The deep roots of sustainability thinking are now evident in widespread and increasingly visible activities worldwide, and Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship explores this evolution; its necessity, its implications and its progression. (less)

Subject:
Business
Material Type:
Textbooks
Collection:
University of Minnesota - Open Academics textbooks
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Author:
Andrea Larson
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U-Lab: Leading Profound Innovation for a More Sustainable World, Fall 2010

U-Lab: Leading Profound Innovation for a More Sustainable World, Fall 2010

U-Lab: Leading Profound Innovation for a More Sustainable World is an interactive ... (more)

U-Lab: Leading Profound Innovation for a More Sustainable World is an interactive and experiential class about leading profound innovation for pioneering a more sustainable economy and society. The class is organized around personal reflection practices, relational practices, and societal practices. It focuses on the intertwined relationship between the evolution of capitalism, multi-stakeholder innovation, and presencing. (less)

Subject:
Business
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Scharmer, Claus Otto
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Environmental Factors and Organisations

Environmental Factors and Organisations

The interactions of business with the non-commercial environment are under increasing scrutiny. ... (more)

The interactions of business with the non-commercial environment are under increasing scrutiny. This unit looks at the relationships between business and social and ecological environments, often referred to under the umbrella term of Corporate Social Responsibility. The unit examines efforts to reconcile what often look to be competing demands by moving towards a more ethical environment. (less)

Subject:
Business
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Open University OpenLearn
Provider:
Open University
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Factors of Production

Factors of Production

This is a collection of downloadable video clips on the theme of ... (more)

This is a collection of downloadable video clips on the theme of Factors of Production, with guiding questions for students. Clips are drawn from the following PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries: "To Have and Have Not" (2002), "Pickles, Inc." (2005), "1-800-INDIA" (2005), "Border Jumpers" (2005). (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Collection:
WIDE ANGLE: Window into Global History
Provider:
Thirteen/WNET New York
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Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to ethics in business and provides ... (more)

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to ethics in business and provides modules in Ethical Leadership, Ethical Decision-Making, Social Responsibility, and Corporate Governance. Students will actively study ethical theory by carrying out exercises to help them build theory-based tools for encountering ethical problems in business practice. They will also work with cases in business ethics designed to give them practice in developing skills of ethical leadership, ethical decision-making, and carrying out socio-technical analyses to respond to issues of social responsibility. This course will culminate in an Ethics Bowl competition in which students will practice ethics advocacy in a variety of organizational contexts in business. This course is being developed as a part of an NSF-funded project, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF SES 0551779. (less)

Subject:
Business
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Case Study
Full Course
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Jose A. Cruz-cruz
William Frey
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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