1. What is your opinion of these companies? If you had to describe each one as a person, what kind of person would it be?

2. Read this description of Corporate Social Responsibility. In groups, you will each create one slide for this ppt describing one of the key aspects of CSR, and giving one example.


Corporate social responsibility and the role of corporations

We will now discuss two case studies of corporations and their social responsibility:
1.  Nike Sweatshops: Behind the Swoosh

  • As you watch the videos, list the infractions committed by Nike and its contractors, and group them in categories related to the Definition of CSR we have studied.
Then, have a look at  Nike Inc.’s Corporate Social Responsibility website, with particular attention to labor conditions and audits.
  • Using the Definition of CSR we have studied, explain how Nike is following three of the points listed in the article.

Question: How can a company with such a CSR still use sweatshop?