Master's degree in Corporate Law and Economics (until 2008-2009)

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Sustainability reporting

Course code
Name of lecturer
Silvia Cantele
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Primo semestre dal Oct 1, 2008 al Dec 20, 2008.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims to examine the relationship between firms and stakeholders from a business economics point of view.
The relationship with corporate stakeholders requires the formulation and the implementation of specific social strategies and the expansion of the target of performance measurement and corporate reporting.
This expansion requires an answer in terms of new models and new tools that go over the traditional financial statement, to support the process of planning, controlling and communication corporate social responsibility.


The system of firm-stakeholder relationship.
The strategic approach to corporate social responsibility.
Social strategies: formulation and implementation.
The measurement of social and environmental performance: the Stakeholder Scorecard.
The communication of social and environmental performance: toward sustainability reporting.
The main standards for management and reporting of corporate social responsibility.
Analysis of corporate cases of social/sustainability reports.

Text books
Cantele S., La Stakeholder Scorecard. Dalla formulazione delle strategie alla misurazione delle performance sociali, Giappichelli, Torino, 2006.
Bagnoli L., Quale responsabilità sociale per l’impresa?, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2004, (Ch. 2,3,).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Cantele S. La Stakeholder Scorecard. Dalla formulazione delle strategie alla misurazione delle performance sociali Giappichelli 2006
Bagnoli L. Quale responsabilità sociale per l'impresa? FrancoAngeli 2004 Capitoli 2 e 3

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination.

Teaching aids


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