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New course: Responsible Business Conduct

Published on
July 6, 2020

YSS-33806 Interdisciplinary Themes of Food and Agriculture: Responsible Business Conduct

PAP offers in the coming academic year, in Period 2, a new course developed by Dr Otto Hospes:

Interdisciplinary Themes of Food and Agriculture:
Responsible Business Conduct
YSS-33806

Sustainable development and inclusive growth cannot be realized without Responsible Business Conduct (RBC). Inspired by the new motto of WUR of “finding answers together”, this course combines different academic disciplines and insights from stakeholders to discuss the transition of business in the Wageningen domains towards RBC. RBC addresses two aspects of the business-society relationship: 1) positive contribution businesses can make to sustainable development and inclusive growth, and 2) avoiding negative impacts and addressing them when they do occur. The central questions of the course are: 

  1. What technical knowledge, standards and risk analysis are used and/or developed by transnational businesses in the domains of food and environment to ensure a positive contribution to sustainable development and inclusive growth, and to avoid negative impacts?
  2. Why and in what different ways can public authorities govern RBC? 
  3. Why and how civil society organizations are (not, partly) engaged in the production of technical knowledge, standards and risks analysis by transnational business? What forms of collaborative informational governance can be designed? 

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