Business Ethics and Issues in Sustainability

Course Code: FMSB 5006

Academic Year: 2019-2020

This course provides an overview of fashion business and its interrelationships with society. The course material covers current issues and ethical challenges and provides the student with practical tools, methods and resources that encourage ethical behavior in and out of the fashion industry workplace. Concepts covered include stakeholder management. corporate social responsibility. and managing ethics from a business and managerial perspective in the fashion industry. Students will examine the theoretical framework, core concepts, and the business case for sustainability. Activities and readings explore regional and global trends affecting sustainability, including climate change and increasing stress on global ecosystems, sustainable community development, turbulent markets, disruptive technologies, and the impact of disparity between rich and poor.