Corporate Social Responsibility

7.5 credits

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a business model which, ideally, allows corporations to incorporate awareness and compliance with the law, ethics and principles for sustainability. This course offers a critical introduction to the concept of CSR. More precisely, the course will introduce the corporation-centered and the society-centered views of the CSR. The corporation-centered approach will build on stakeholder model and critical analysis of contemporary CSR models. The society-centered approach will be based on the analysis of the global capitalism and its three components economy, energy and ecology in order to highlight the contemporary debates and research on the requirements which may need to be met of future global sustainability is to be achieved.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.