Levin College of Law
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Corporations as Members of Society

Course Number: 6936 Credits: 2

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the idea that corporations have a moral responsibility to voluntarily integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) improvements into their business operations for the benefit of stakeholders (shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, creditors, and host communities), the public, and the environment. This seminar will explore corporate social responsibility, corporate purpose, the use of shell corporations in financial crimes, the criminal prosecution of corporations, corporate rights to freedom of speech and religion, CSR reporting, and corporate control through stakeholder markets. Readings will include casebook material, academic articles, CSR reports, and CSR reporting standards. This seminar provides an opportunity to satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement.