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Course WIW-BWL-WGV-K-1

Social Responsibility in Business (4K, 6.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
4 K Lecture with exercise classes and tutorials (V/U/T) 6.0 CP 60 h 120 h
(4K) 6.0 CP 60 h 120 h


CP, Effort 6.0 CP = 180 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [1] Bachelor (General)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [WIW-SMG] Sustainability Management
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Size of exercise classes/tutorials:
  • tutorials: max. 30 students
  • exercise classes: max. 150 students


Economic and especially entrepreneurial activities take place in a social context. This gives rise to a responsibility on the part of

the actors involved, be it citizens, consumers, companies, governments or non-profit organisations. This event will examine

how "doing business in a socially responsible manner" is possible. It aims to interest students in questions of social

responsibility and to enable them to take a meta-perspective of their individual actions and the relationship between ethics

and economics.


Chapter 1: Global trends and prerequisites for responsible action

Chapter 2: Economic view: Development of Sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals

Chapter 3: The Role of the Individual - Ethics, Responsibility, Images of Humanity

Chapter 4: Economic systems and economic subjects

Chapter 5: Sustainability in firms in times of digital transformation

Chapter 6: Strategy and sustainability management

Chapter 7: Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Citizenship

Chapter 8: Measuring and reporting sustainability and social responsibility

Chapter 9: Individual fields of action in the economic context


  • Dyllick, T. & Hockerts, K. (2002). Beyond the Business Case for Corporate Sustainability. Business Strategy and the Environment, 11, 130–141. doi: 10.1002/bse.323.
  • Gesang, B. (2016). Wirtschaftsethik und Menschenrechte: Ein Kompass zur Orientierung im ökonomischen Denken und im unternehmerischen Handeln. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.
  • Moon, J. (2014). Corporate social responsibility: A very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [WIW-BWL-WGV-K-1]

Module Name Context
[WIW-BWL-WGV-M-1] Social Responsibility in Business P: Obligatory 4K, 6.0 LP
[WIW-INT-NGW-M-1] Sustainability in society and business P: Obligatory 4K, 6.0 LP