Co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the EC
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Training course on the implication of the Industry 4.0 on the CSR

The course will be based on the competence framework and curriculum developed within the previous intellectual output. It will be open for complementary training fragments in order to be kept up-to-date. The course will be designed to facilitate development of future managers who will be aware of nearing economic and social challenges posed by the Industry 4.0. and will be able to exploit competitive advantages of the CSR in new industrial era.
The course will cover the following topics such as:
1. Evolution of CSR
– EU concept of CSR
– Internal dimension of CSR in digital economy (Human resources management, Health and safety at work, Adaptation to change, Management of environmental impacts and natural resources)
– External dimension of CSR in digital economy (Local communities, Business partners, suppliers and consumers, Human rights, Global Environmental concerns)
– CSR and social legitimacy
– CSR expectations in rich and in poor societies
– The evolving role of (stockholders) stakeholders                                                                                                           – (Moral) Ethical and economic arguments for CSR
2. Technologies coming with the Industry 4.0
– Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing
– Cybersecurity, Bid data, 5G
– Blockchain
– Robotics, unmanned systems, autonomous vehicles
– Adding manufacturing
– Virtual reality and augmented reality.
3. Emerging social challenges
– Vulnerability of systems
– Implementation cost
– Profound changes in education
– Unemployment caused by the new technologies
4. New strategic CSR model
– The strategic lens: vision, mission, strategy, and tactics
– Organizational aspects (actions versus intentions, corporate commitment, voluntary versus mandatory, stakeholder activism)
– Business aspects (branding, diversity, sustainability, fair trade, wages)
– Social aspects (outsourcing, corruption, human rights, patents)