Sustainability - Social Responsibility of Business

Introduction

Social responsibility in business is becoming increasingly important, not only for the environment but also to consumers looking to buy from responsible companies.

This course covers a variety of topics including what corporate social responsibility is, a definition of greenwashing and why the triple bottom line is more important now than ever before.

Course code

OSBR

Location:

Varies

Duration

17 hours

Course Content

Social responsibility of businesses in relation to sustainability

 

  • The definition of the term ‘corporate social responsibility’
  • Why social responsibility in businesses for sustainability is important
  • Reasons why businesses might take action to improve their social responsibility
  • The definition of the term ‘triple bottom line’
  • How the triple bottom line can impact on sustainability
  • What the term ‘greenwashing’ means
  • How greenwashing impacts on society
  • Organisational implications of greenwashing

Additional funding information

Fully Funded course for Scottish Residents only
Non-Scottish residents, can still undertake this course, however full course fee applies.

Course Contact Details

E: openlearning@dumgal.ac.uk
T: 01387 734233

Selling Points

  • Courses are delivered via distance learning, allowing learners to choose when and where to study
  • Engaging and interactive activities
  • Study will develop learners’ knowledge, skills and confidence to enhance their future work and life