Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the belief that companies have a responsibility to more than just their shareholders. Through CSR activities, organizations look beyond narrow shareholder value maximization in search of purpose and outcomes for all stakeholders (consumers, employees, communities, and the environment). In other words, CSR is concerned with the need to connect company prosperity with broader community welfare, realizing the interdependence of business and society and that they reinforce each other in synergetic ways.
OSB is a thought leader in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and has, since its inception, prioritized it as critical to its mission, which resulted in many pioneering initiatives pertaining to CSR in the region. OSB is the only business school in the region that has mainstreamed CSR through integrating and embedding it as a stand-alone subject matter across all its programs (BBA, MBA and EMBA).
The OSB CSR Initiative strives to fulfill its main objectives of educating future leaders, advancing knowledge relating to CSR, and building awareness and capacity. By integrating CSR in undergraduate and graduate curricula, endeavoring in regional case studies and books pertaining to CSR, housing a series of conferences, seminars and guest speakers, and instilling the essence of CSR in the Net Impact AUB Chapter that empowers students to use their business skills in creating a positive social and environmental impact, CSR at AUB has ultimately gained momentum and is always on the outreach for continuous advancement and collaboration.
Through its CSR Initiative, OSB seeks to mobilize a new generation of leaders who embrace the complexities of ethical integrity and moral choice, by nurturing soft skills relating to moral / ethical integrity, including stewardship, and compassion. AUB is determined to maintain its leadership role in this area, emphasizing its commitment to social progress and reform across the region.
The Olayan School of Business is proud to be a signatory of the UN Global Compact (UNGC). OSB is committed to support the ten principles of the UN Global Compact pertaining to human rights, labour, environment and anti- corruption. OSB intends to support the Global Compact in advancing these principles, and will make a clear statement of this commitment to its stakeholders and the general public.
The Olayan School of business is proud to be a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN-PRME). OSB is committed to progress in the implementation of the UN-PRME principles starting with those that are more relevant to our capacities and mission, report on progress to all its stakeholders, and exchange effective practices related to these principles with other academic institutions.
Check out the new Global Compact Lebanon (GCNL) website:http://globalcompact-lebanon.com/