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An ethical perspective of the company: Social Economy from the financial, governance and equality dimensions

The students collect from the companies they work with (all of them from the Social Economy), through interviews and their documentation, the information necessary to prepare a diagnosis of their economic-financial situation, with the objective of elaborating proposals for both, improvement of their current financial plan and possible strategies for future development. At the same time, students of other subjects analyze the decision-making process and the government of these companies, making proposals for going further within the framework of internal democracy. Likewise, good practices are identified to be included in the equality plans of these companies, so that they can access public procurement.

The project seeks to improve students’ transversal skills. In addition to the improvement in information management, teamwork and skills in interpersonal relationships, the project focuses particularly on the ethical sense of business activity and on providing students with sensitivity to social and environmental problems, as well as the sense of gender equality.

Country: Spain

Year: 2019

Institution: University of Santiago de Compostela

Email: loreto.fernandez@usc.es

# of students: 36

Interaction with beneficiaries: Mixed

Academic Degree: Undergraduate

Discipline(s): Business | Economics | Education

Community Service Area & ODS: Reducing inequalities | Partnership for the goals |Gender Equality