Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
OTMV1057 Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility 4 ECTS
Organised by
Law, Studies for Bachelor/Master of Laws Degree
Person in charge
Anne Kumpula (@utu.fi)

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to
- understand the legal basis of defining corporate social and environmental responsibility
- recognize the role of the international environmental law in monitoring multinational companies
- understand the preconditions of fulfilling the corporate social and environmental responsibility from the perspective of human rights


The course will familiarise the students with how environmental law can guide and monitor multinational companies. It will also look into the role of the human rights in fulfilling the corporate social and environmental responsibility.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In Finnish
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English

The exam is written as take-home exam in Moodle. The exam periods are listed in the teaching schedules.


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

1.  Markos Karavias: Corporate Obligations under International Law 2013 or Elisa Morgera: Corporate Accountability in International Environmental Law, 2009

2.  Merja Pentikäinen: Yritystoiminta ja ihmisoikeudet 2009 or Jernej Letnar Ĉerniĉ: Human  Rights Law and Business.  Corporate Responsibity for Fundamental Human Rights, 2010.

3. Elisa Morgera:  Multinational corporations and international environmental law. Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law, 2012, pp.  189–206;  John H. Knox : The Ruggie Rules: Applying Human Rights Law to Corporations, in Radu Mares (ed.): The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, 2012, pp. 51-83 and   McCorquodale  Robert: Corporate Social Responsibility and International Human Rights Law. Journal of Business Ethics (2009) 87:385–400

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Law
Optional courses (MDP in Law and Information Society)
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Faculty of Law
Bachelor of Laws
Master of Laws DP
MDP in Law and Information Society
Doctor of Laws
Turku Law School