BUSN315 Social Responsibility Discussions

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BUSN315 Social Responsibility Discussions
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BUSN315 Social Responsibility Discussions

BUSN315 Social Responsibility Discussions

Week 2 All Students Posts – 35 Pages

In what ways could a large retailer (e ies..g., Wal-Mart, Home Depot) demonstrate social responsibility to its stakeholders? Discuss at least one of the core stakeholders in your answer.

Class, reportedly at one point, Wal-Mart hired the head of the Sierra Club to run its environmental program to become green.  Some say that it was a not-so-subtle attempt to quiet the critics, while others applaud its approach of hiring someone with a “green” background to help the company. What do you think? Was this a genuine attempt to take part in green efforts, or was it simply a ploy? Please explain your answer and your analysis of this.

Class, we discussed ethics and social responsibility in this thread, and the roles of individuals, the government, and businesses in making ethical decisions.  Many businesses have failed as a result of unethical decisions.  We also discussed the responsibility that businesses have to care about society, protect society, and give back to society.  Many companies do fulfill social responsibility obligations, and those are the ones that are respected by consumers.

Maybe this was a bit of both. The company needed some that could make a fast impact so hiring this person made that impact and the knowledge they could bring would allow them to build upon that market they needed help in. If they had an less than genuine reason for hiring this person, in the end it could help to make the company look better if they really utilized the positive knowledge of the  new employee to make the company come out in a better light…