Topic 4 Sustainable Org s2 2013 (1 Slide Per Page)

with regard to the environmental social economic

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Unformatted text preview: dated’ standards by considering the greater good to the widest possible community ... with regard to the environmental, social, economic, legal, ethical and philanthropic impact of the organization’s way of doing business and the activities it undertakes (adapted from Clegg et al 2012) Definitions: Corporate Sustainability ... a business approach that creates long-term value for the organisation by incorporating economic, environmental and social dimensions into its core business decisions (adapted from Benn and Bolton 2011) ... Ensuring that resources are renewed (adapted from Clegg et al 2012) Why sustainability? The central question to be answered in this century is whether the current model of the corporation needs to be modified to contribute to the continuing continuing health of the planet, the survival of the humans and other species, the development of a just work just and humane society, and the creation of work that selfthat brings dignity and self-fulfilment to those undertaking undertaking it. Dunphy D, Griffiths A & Benn S, 2003, Organizational Change for Corporate Sustainability, Routledge p.3 Organisational Sustainability is concerned with: ‘green’ (environmental) issues Social justice – A socially just society is based on the principles of equality and solidarity, understands and values human rights, and recognises the dignity of every human being – not only between society and organisations, but within organisations as well Long term rather than short term Frames or metaphors of thinking Defining Ethics Ethics can be defined as “what is good or right good for human beings” (Hoffman and Frederick, 1995, p1) Ethics is a normative undertaking - aims to normative discover “what ought to be”, rather than simply “what is”. Ethics can be proactive (ethics as doing good) or reactive (ethics as not harming) It is helpful to identify what Ethics is NOT: Ethics is NOT the same as feelings feelings Ethics is NOT religion religion Ethics is NOT following the Law (although in some following countries, a good system of law does incorporate many ethical standards) Ethics is NOT following culturally accepted norms culturally Ethics is NOT Science (although it can pr...
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