CSR Paper (Assignment) • Explore a company that has developed ethically sound policies in a number of domains, for example, community service, environmental responsibility, work-family programs, labor practices, etc. CSR • Paper (5-7 pages, well researched) – Demonstrate critical thinking – Demonstrate proper application of the concepts • Pay attention to the readings and class session on Social Responsibility (April 21st) • Papers due April 28th (no exceptions!) – Presentations April 30th (Random assignment) • Business Dress attire CSR Research Paper Outline 1. Describe the company a) Size, b) Industry or industries the company operates in c) Mission and values of the company. 2. How the organization pursues socially responsible business practices. a) b) c) d) Identify the domains for sustainability / responsibility Identify the specific areas of concern Provide specific courses of action Discuss the operative moral perspective 3. Whether, and how well the policies, programs, or practices could be utilized by other companies. a) What unique elements of the company (e.g., its culture, leadership support) may be particularly important in shaping the company’s commitment to socially responsible business practices? Evaluation • Will be based on how thoroughly and thoughtfully you have addressed the three areas outlined above (especially sections 2 & 3). • You are strongly encouraged to use research resources (www.business-ethics.com, http://www.thecro.com/ ) and interviews in developing your paper (remember to properly cite your resources). • You will be asked to share your company profile with the class, and there may be other guests invited for the presentations. • All papers must be turned in on the designated due date, regardless of your assigned date of presentation. • 3 min. presentations – Be prepared to provide those present for your presentation with a brief summary of your paper. CSR • Paper (5-7 pages, well researched) – Demonstrate critical thinking – Demonstrate proper application of the concepts • Suggestions as to a beginning point: – http://www.global100.org/index.php – http://cgi.money.cnn.com/tools/fortune/MostAdmired2010.jsp – http://www.forbes.com/2008/10/16/corporate-social-responsibilitycorprespons08-lead-cx_mn_de_tw_1016csr_land.html – http://www.thecro.com/ – http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/columns/cgopinath/article1764081.ece?homepage=true – www.rare-eu.net – http://www.scoop.it/t/csr-corporate-social-responsibility-rse Grading Metrics CSR Research Paper Grading / Assessment Appearance / Presentation Specified format Clarity of writing Spelling / grammar / punctuation Background / context Concise background on company, size, and industry / Mission, vision, values of the company Socially Responsible Business Practices Specific actions / activities pursued Domains? (Social, Economic, Environmental, Institutional) Moral Perspective Areas of concern (pollution, depletion, poverty) Discussion of relevant information (known and unknown) Analysis Shaping of company's commitment? Can it be done by other firms? Limitations? Development of viable alternatives Possible Points 15 35 60 40 Your Score Something to think about…. Evaluating a Company's CSR Initiative and Programs 100% What qualifies action(s) as CSR? How pervasive in the Company? Economic Correlation? What is "Invested"? Where are Initiatives Targetted? 50% What is it Invested In? Remediation, Prevention, Stewardship? Which Env.-Ethic Framework?Deep, Blackstone, Util.? 0% Viable Bearable Equitable Sust. Ins titu tio n al me nt a l En vi r on on o Ec So ci a l mi c Which Area of Concern? Poverty, Depletion, Pollution?