Practicing Sustainable Business
1.1 Introduction to the Module
This module will invite you to critically reflect on the practice of sustainable business. It will explore a number of alternative approaches to business which stem from a broader outlook of business including business ethics, globalisation, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Corporate Citizenship, social enterprise, and the sharing economy. This module encourages you to recognise the diverse nature of the current workforce and the advantages this can offer to employers. You will explore both the ethical and social frameworks underlying the management of, for example, diversity, equity, and justice, as well as challenging the policies and practices that support the effective management of ethics and sustainable practice within a businesses.
1.2 Learning Outcomes
This module, like all modules at Anglia Ruskin, is taught on the basis of achieving intended learning outcomes. On successful completion of the module, the student will be expected to be able to demonstrate the following:
Knowledge and understanding
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
LO 1. Critically explore and recognise the principle ways in which human beings differ, the causes of these differences, and the way in which these differences may be beneficial for individuals, organisational performance and society.
LO 2. Demonstrate, evaluate and articulate the competitive advantage that comes from managing diversity and ethical practice.
LO 3. Demonstrate a critical understanding about the formulation and principles behind policies and practices in the areas of equality, ethics and diversity management.
LO 4. Critically evaluate and demonstrate how corporate and ethical business practices, sustainability and diversity can be promoted and practiced.
The assessment is based on meeting these learning outcomes, shown explicitly in section 4, where the assessment task is linked to these learning outcomes.