CSR: can business be socially responsible?

We were delighted to welcome the Gourlay Visiting Professor of Ethics in Business, Professor Jeremy Moon, Director of the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility from Nottingham University Business School, to Trinity College in April and May.

Each year, an international expert in this field is welcomed to the College community for others to learn from, be inspired by, and to promote an ethical approach to business activity and decision-making.

Throughout his visit, Jeremy engaged with students, discussing whether businesses should be socially responsible, and if in fact they could be. He challenged them about how College events fit into their sense of community spirit, encouraging them to consider how and why such events contribute to the collegiate community and how these activities are balanced with other demands of university life.

He delivered public lectures at La Trobe University, RMIT, Monash and the University of Melbourne. Jeremy also visited Norton Rose, Synergistiq, and St John’s Church, Camberwell, speaking on Corporate Social Responsibility and new governance, and responsibility following the financial crisis.

Jeremy Moon will be returning to Trinity College in November. If you would like to arrange an opportunity for him to present to your organisation, please contact the Trinity Institute office.

Jeremy reflects on his visit to Australia on his blog

20 Jun 2013
Category: Learning