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First Step: What is social responsibility?
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In the first step article we have as an objective explains what ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
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Rice University
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Luiz Felipe Nobre Braga
Social Responsibility: The relation between law and education.
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The purpose of the present article is to discuss the new parameters ...

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

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Arts and Humanities
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Full Course
Readings
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Rice University
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Luiz Felipe Nobre Braga
Three Views of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
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This module explores different models of CSR (corporate social responsibility) including a ...

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

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Business and Communication
Management
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Activities and Labs
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Rice University
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Author:
Jose A. Cruz-cruz
William Frey
Good Corporation, Bad Corporation: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Economy
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This textbook provides an innovative, internationally oriented approach to the teaching of ...

This textbook provides an innovative, internationally oriented approach to the teaching of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics. Drawing on case studies involving companies and countries around the world, the textbook explores the social, ethical, and business dynamics underlying CSR in such areas as global warming, genetically modified organisms (GMO) in food production, free trade and fair trade, anti-sweatshop and living-wage movements, organic foods and textiles, ethical marketing practices and codes, corporate speech and lobbying, and social enterprise. The book is designed to encourage students and instructors to challenge their own assumptions and prejudices by stimulating a class debate based on each case study.

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Business and Communication
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Textbooks
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State University of New York
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OpenSUNY Textbooks
Author:
Guillermo C. Jimenez and Elizabeth Pulos
Social Responsibility Using "Incident at Morales"
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This exercise in Social Responsibility uses the DVD developed by the National ...

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

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Engineering
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Rice University
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Author:
William Frey
Audio Gallery: Scientists and Social Responsibility
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This online audio gallery is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a ...

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.

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Education
Astronomy
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Audio Lectures
Reference
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American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History
American Visionaries: Frederick Douglass
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features items owned by the famous abolitionist, human rights and women's rights ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
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National Park Service
Eleanor Roosevelt: American Visionary
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features photos and artifacts from the life of one of the most ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Readings
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National Park Service
American Visionaries: Thomas Moran
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features paintings and sketches of the noted American landscape painter. Moran's pencil ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
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Readings
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National Park Service
Off the Map – Visionary Inventions.
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In this activity, students will look at some visionary artists from the ...

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

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Engineering
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
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PBS
Ethical Practice: Professionalism, Social Responsibility, and the Purpose of the Corporation, Spring 2010
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This course is an introduction to ethics in business, with a focus ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
Management
Economics
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Homework and Assignments
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hafrey, Leigh
Concepts of Corporate Social Responsibility in China
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Liu Baocheng, executive director of the Center for International Business Ethics, talks ...

Liu Baocheng, executive director of the Center for International Business Ethics, talks with Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, about what businesses owe to the larger community. In China, Liu explains, businesses think about the Three P's: Responsibility for People, Planet, and Profit.

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Business and Communication
Management
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Video Lectures
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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University
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Global Business Ethics Videos
Paper-prototype socially responsive games with verbs
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This is the recipe for workshop, where participants hack the rules of ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Matteo Menapace
Paolo Pedercini
Una Lee
Ethics and Laptops: Identifying Social Responsibility Issues in Puerto Rico
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This module is based on a hypothetical case with some very real ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
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Readings
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Provider:
Rice University
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Connexions
Author:
Jose A. Cruz-Cruz
William Frey
The Raelians: Visionary Science or Quackery?
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The topics of human cloning and pseudoscience are introduced in this case ...

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.

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Life Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Instructional Material
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Scott D. Zimmerman
Sustainability in Engineering Education and Ethics
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In 1994, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) updated its Code ...

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.

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Engineering
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Readings
Provider:
Rice University
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Author:
Bill Kelly
Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
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This book is suited for the Entrepreneurship or Innovation course with an ...

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.

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Business and Communication
Economics
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Textbooks
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
Open Textbook Library
Author:
Andrea Larson
Factors of Production
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This is a collection of downloadable video clips on the theme of ...

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).

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Arts and Humanities
Economics
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Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
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Thirteen/WNET New York
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WIDE ANGLE: Window into Global History
U-Lab: Leading Profound Innovation for a More Sustainable World, Fall 2010
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U-Lab: Leading Profound Innovation for a More Sustainable World is an interactive ...

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.

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Business and Communication
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Lecture Notes
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Scharmer, Claus Otto
Environmental Factors and Organisations
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The interactions of business with the non-commercial environment are under increasing scrutiny. ...

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.

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Business and Communication
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Activities and Labs
Readings
Syllabi
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn