Author: Ewert, Lowell
Source: Conrad Grebel University College
Number of pages: 15
In practical terms, the focus of this class will be to examine how business at a macro level has been, and can be, a positive partner for promoting peace and justice in areas in which it is engaged, with the people it employs and with those who encompass its primary market. This course is based on an assumption that the protection of human rights is the key to peace. Therefore, an understanding of human rights is the cornerstone around which the course is built.
This course acknowledges the very significant negative impact that some business practices and certain multi-national corporate strategies have had on the poor. After understanding this critique, this course will specifically emphasize an examination of the positive stories of hope that have emerged in recent years which illustrate how the business community has embraced the idea of promoting social justice, human rights, or the well being of the communities in which it operates as a part of its business plan.