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AR50410: Social responsibility: business and society

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Modular (no specific semester)
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To enable students to understand the extent to which the construction industry impacts the social and physical environment.
To enable students to appreciate the complexity of generating and implementing CSR plans in construction organisations.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying this unit students will be able to:
* Appreciate the extent to which the construction industry impacts the social and physical environment
* Understand the importance of external stakeholders to the organisation's health
* Appreciate the complexity and dynamic aspects of factors influencing the creation of a CSR plan
* Understand and explain the games aspects of CSR
* Understand the benefits of voluntary versus regulatory CSR
* Realise the intricacies of implementing and monitoring a CSR plan
* Appreciate the need for effectively reporting social and environmental activities
* Understand the costs of and barriers to CSR planning
* Develop a critical ability to compare and appraise company plans.

Problem solving, communication skills, time management.

The study materials are divided into the following sections:
* Introduction to CSR and the Organisation
* Drivers of the CSR agenda and stakeholder theory, engagement and analysis
* Voluntary versus regulatory approach to CSR
* Implementing, measuring and reporting CSR
* Implementing CSR: obstacles and challenges.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR50410 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.