April 28, 2012 at 6:35 pm
Hi, can anyone tell me if is it important to focus on only 1 company or we can select several companies for the OBU topic 20 on CSR .June 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm
I am just starting out on my RAP now and considering this topic or Topic 17 in relation to Marks and Spencer.
What do you need guidance on? If you are more specific we may all be able to help you.September 26, 2012 at 6:48 pm
Hi I’m working on this same topic, but I am just as lost as you maybe we can put our heads together.September 26, 2012 at 11:11 pm
I done topic 20. Just got my result today, got a B. Its pretty easy, I spent a few evening over 2 weeks and knocked it out. My advice is to pick a few modules, then just apply those models to the company you choose. Dont forget to reference properly as well. Easy peasySeptember 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm
Am currently doing Topic 20. What models are suitable for this topic?September 28, 2012 at 5:30 am
Hey i am doing topic 20 too. It has potential to make a sound project.
Hey I have been seeing you flaunting your results everywhere Congratulations man. It would nice to share some key findings and advice on this topic area. And when i say share and advice I DO NOT mean share your rap. Looking forward!October 1, 2012 at 2:52 pm
Hi guys .. i’m doing this topic also . i’m a kind of lost … hope anyone can just share some tips ..
I have no idea to link up the model with the company i chosen …
help!!!! thanks!!!October 1, 2012 at 7:20 pm
Of course I can help.
The hardest part is to find the models you want to use, there are so many models you can use for CSR. I picked out four models, and applied this to the company.
If I remember correctly the information pack gives you all the section headings and gives guidance on what you need for each section.
Literally put that guidance into Microsoft Word, start from the first section and just work your way downwards, being sure not to go over the world limit.
My advice before you decide the company to use is to find one that has a large amount of information on CSR. Most companies have a CSR report which is 50 pages plus. This gives you a massive headstart over using a company with practically no CSR. Dont get me wrong you still have to go outside the box and look at other stuff as well.October 4, 2012 at 6:43 am
4 models? If u do not want to mention the names of the models could you please refer me some reading resources on csr from where i will get access to models on csr? I have already chosen two models and I am quite happy with them but still need one more to achieve satisfactory level.October 6, 2012 at 8:36 am
Try looking in the P3 text book. This has some focus on CSR and could provide a starting pointOctober 12, 2012 at 9:08 am
Sure um need to look at my project, on top of my head I used Carrolls pyramid, triple bottom line. Cant remember the other two but if u really want to know them, then I can have a look at my project when I get home.October 18, 2012 at 12:05 am
Could someone help me with some reading resources for this topicJuly 20, 2013 at 8:45 am
Did any one attempt Topic 20 ?
“Topic 20: An assessment of an organisation’s corporate social responsibility policies, including business ethics, and their impact on business practice and key stakeholders”
Do you have any …tips / sample ….and any advice…. that how do I need to prepare and research for this topic.
Thanks for your kind advice !!!August 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm
Sir Hammad Ahmad:is it possible to do a bsc project on a country located overseas or do i have to choose an entity from my own country?and do i have to visit the location?August 16, 2013 at 1:54 am
You can chose overseas company for which you chose a topic on which secondary information is enough through desk research but it will be rare that you will have all information for TOPIC 20 on a company without having access to it. Either physically or email.August 16, 2013 at 2:13 am
It has a dubai office so maybe i can contact them for researchAugust 29, 2013 at 3:01 pm
can anyone recommend a few companies that would be a good choice for topic 20?August 29, 2013 at 7:14 pm
You should select a multinational company, a NGO or a company on which you have unlimited authority to access information. Kye decision in selection of any organisation is availability of information. Further, in you want to do a diverse analysis it will be good to consider information availability on a competitor for comparision
Thank You.October 25, 2013 at 6:25 pm
Please clarify which model of tucker you are using as there are many models of him on different issues related to team management, CSR, motivation etc. Firstly, tell me about data availability for you and how you have structured part 3 of your RAP. Models you have selected are fine but you need to cover all stake holders for Topic 20, So try to use the models which covers customers, suppliers, general public, governments etc.
You can use:
– CSR pyramid
– Seven step model for CSR
– Star model for CSR etc
Thank You.July 17, 2014 at 10:04 am
@hammad, please need your expert advice,on which topic to choose.between topic 17 and 20..thanx..July 17, 2014 at 8:52 pm
@cherrony – There is usually more objective information available for CG than there is for CSR. I have seen students criticised for not having a balanced report for CSR (mainly because they cannot find information external to the company) so it all comes over as agreeing that the company is a good corporate citizen and that sort of thing (and this annoys the markers as they want to see that you have evaluated the information just not agreed with the company line). In this respect OBU wants to know that you have critically examined the situation (just take a look at the assessment criteria) and it is easier to do this for CG. You can look at all the relevant bits of CG and not only compare them with the applicable Code but with a comparator (composition of the board, attendance, whistleblowing policy, risk assessment commitees etc). It is far harder to so this objectively with CSR as CSR involvement varies in its application in each company as there is no prescribed code..
The pass rates for CG and the grades are higher too so my advice is, unless you have a lot of independent info that will make your CSR analysis really valid, go for CG. 😀July 18, 2014 at 8:03 am
@trephena,thanx soo much,the explanations you gave really helped and i get what ur saying..i think i will go for corporate gorvanance..xxJuly 26, 2014 at 1:14 pm
@tanvi2211 When doing a report you have to focus on the prescribed title. So for Topic 20 this is: ‘An assessment of an organisation’s corporate social responsibility policies, including business ethics, and their impact on business practice and key stakeholders. So:
1. You must focus on ONE organisation however it is perfectly acceptable – and in fact highly desirable – that you make appropriate comparisons with other appropriate organisations. For example if taking the supermarket Sainsbury’s as your main company you could compare its charitable commitments and donations to Asda’s and when it came to community relations you could compare this with Tesco’s. So in that sense you may use several companies as comparators if they operate in the same sector. You can also make comparisons with organisations of a similar size e.g. when looking at its donations to charity and community initiatives. Look at some examples of aspects of ‘best practice’ and see how your company measures up.
2. You must ensure that you deal with all aspects of the title e.g. business ethics and the impact of key stakeholders – emphasis there on stakeholders plural so this would encompass customers, suppliers, employees, social community as well as shareholders in the context of Sainsbury’s
3. Wherever possible try to use and bring in as many articles and information that is derived outside the organisation and its comparators to increase the objectivity of your report generally and strengthen your analysis in particular. As an example just today on the BBC website there is an article about how Councils in England want to levy a special tax on supermarkets because they feel that very little income that they derive from sales to the local community actually feed back into the local economy as opposed to smaller local businesses where much more money circulates back into the area.
I hope this gives you a better insight now in how to approach this topic as your grade will normally be dictated by how well you address your overall critical analysis. 🙂July 26, 2014 at 6:42 pm
Hi, many thanks for the advice…. Another small query is that can I Change the topic 20 a bit. i mean making it more specific.thnx
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