1st July 2010, Aston Business School
The sixth and final seminar in this series will draw together some of the earlier themes of the series to consider the fundamental question about the relationship between social responsibility and business. It examines whether social enterprise models provide a way forward. It discusses the limits and expectations of corporate responsibility and the actions that can be taken by, and with, the state, civil society and the individual. It addresses the question of where do the responsibilities of corporations, governments and civil society begin and end? It considers how responsible governments and corporations can respond to the challenge of social responsibility and where they normatively and pragmatically draws the lines of responsibility, raising pressing concerns about the role of the corporation in a 21st century free market democracy.