Business ethics public seminar. CSR: not just something to put in your latte

Dr Rosamund Thomas

Deakin University is delighted to host the 2014-2015 Gourlay Visiting Professor of Ethics in Business; Dr Rosamund Thomas, Director of the Centre for Business and Public Sector Ethics, Cambridge University.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), also known as Corporate Citizenship, is a strategic practice that can positively affect all elements of the triple bottom line. CSR strategy is vital to modern business as it fosters stronger performance and profitability, enhances employee relations and company culture, allows for brand differentiation, and builds stronger relationships with the wider community.

Dr Thomas is set to discuss 'The Role of Modern Business: Profit-making or Corporate Citizenship', and outline:  

  • Corporate social responsibility today
  • The concept of corporate citizenship
  • Corporate social responsibility reports; are they useful? 
  • The arguments for and against social responsibility
  • Corporate social responsibility, should it be legally required?

Dr Thomas is an expert in Corporate Social Responsibility, and Business Ethics and Management. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Cambridge University, after stints at the University of Birmingham and Harvard University. 

In 2005, Dr Thomas was awarded "Woman of the Year" from the American Biographical Institute.

The Gourlay Professor of Ethics in Business is an annual appointment at Trinity College, University of Melbourne, and is funded by a gift from the late John Gourlay and Louise Gourlay, OAM. Dr Rosamund Thomas is the 8th Gourlay Professor.


Event details

Date
Wednesday 17 September 2014

Time
6 pm-9 pm

Location
Deakin University Melbourne City Centre, Level 3, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne (Deloitte Building)

Cost
Free of Charge

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