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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies for 21st Century Leaders

  • Author: John O. Okpara,Samuel O. Idowu
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 364240975X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 296
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In today's global business environment it is no longer acceptable that a corporation does well simply by doing good. It is expected. With increasing pressures from stakeholders to improve the bottom line as well as to be good corporate citizens, business leaders face tough decisions. What social issues should we support? What initiatives should we develop that will do the most good for the company as well as the cause? Do we include social messages in our advertising, encourage our employees to volunteer, do we modify our business practices? How do we integrate a new initiative into current strategies? These and other challenges will continue to face future leaders. This book provides thoughtful answers to these important questions, and to many more. The book offers suggestions on how to choose among major worthy causes and also how to measure the amount of good achieved both for the recipients and the companies themselves. Of course, all is not only about challenges, there are loads of opportunities that go along with them but it’s only responsible and sustainable leaders who would be able to spot these opportunities. That is the future which awaits 21st century leaders.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Perspectives for Sustainable Corporate Governance

  • Author: Catherine Malecki
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1786433354
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 480
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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is setting new missions for companies and shining a welcome light on issues such as the behaviour of board members, shared value, the well-being of stakeholders, the protection of vulnerable individuals and the roles played by public opinion and shareholders. This timely book seeks to lay the foundations for a sustainable corporate governance based on the European Commission definition of CSR as ‘the responsibility of enterprises for their impacts on society’. More generally, this sustainable corporate governance responds to some of the pressing challenges of the 21st century, from sustainable finance and climate change to carbon reduction and population growth.

Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe

Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe

Rhetoric and Realities

  • Author: Regine Barth,Franziska Wolff
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 184844723X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 376
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The acid test of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is simply this: does it lead to positive impacts on society and the environment or is it just rhetoric? And if it does lead to positive impacts, how can these be enhanced? This timely book tackles this cutting-edge challenge by presenting empirical findings from a range of surveys and in-depth case studies. These build on a new methodological and theoretical framework for assessing and explaining the sustainability impact of CSR. For selected sustainability issues mitigation of climate change and chemical risk, resource management in marine fisheries, promotion of gender equality and countering of bribery and within different European industries, the authors show that the rhetoric of CSR is still stronger than its reality. They do so by investigating into CSR practices which encompass the creation of a vision on CSR, its strategic and operative implementation and its organisational and cultural embedding within companies and their supply chains. The authors conclude that the reality of CSR is strong enough to allow for some rhetoric. They name intra- and extra-company success factors for, and limits of, producing sustainability impacts through CSR. Finally, they discuss its contribution to achieving public policy goals and the governance paradigms that are necessary to make CSR effective. The volume successfully combines a business and public policy perspective, based on an interdisciplinary approach. This book will be invaluable for both students and researchers interested in the effects of CSR, and will prove a useful tool for policy-makers and CSR practitioners alike.

A Stakeholder Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility

A Stakeholder Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility

Pressures, Conflicts, and Reconciliation

  • Author: Dr François Maon,Dr Philip Kotler,Professor Adam Lindgreen,Professor Joëlle Vanhamme
  • Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409456404
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 460
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Corporate social responsibility has grown into a global phenomenon that encompasses businesses, consumers, governments, and civil society, and many organizations have adopted its discourse. Yet corporate social responsibility remains an uncertain and poorly defined ambition, with few absolutes. First, the issues that organizations must address can easily be interpreted to include virtually everyone and everything. Second, with their unique, often particular characteristics, different stakeholder groups tend to focus only on specific issues that they believe are the most appropriate and relevant in organizations' corporate social responsibility programs. Thus, beliefs about what constitutes a socially responsible and sustainable organization depend on the perspective of the stakeholder. Third, in any organization, the beliefs of organizational members about their organization's social responsibilities vary according to their function and department, as well as their own managerial fields of knowledge. A Stakeholder Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility provides a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge theories and research that can lead to a more multifaceted understanding of corporate social responsibility in its various forms, the pressures and conflicts that result from these different understandings, and some potential solutions for reconciling them.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

A Research Handbook

  • Author: Kathryn Haynes,Alan Murray,Jesse Dillard
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136256482
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 368
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Concepts of corporate social responsibility (CSR) are widely used by businesses, professional bodies and academics, but are also widely contested. CSR is usually described as comprising three elements: environmental, economic and social, though there is no serious consensus on how to go about translating ideas into practice. This research handbook addresses some key areas of contention, theory and practice within CSR in order to address, challenge and inform debate in academia and practice. The collaborative text extends understanding of CSR through articulating current thinking on each facet of a vital subject. Each theme is represented by inter-disciplinary discussion of key questions on CSR by researchers and practitioners in the field. In doing so, the book: Explores and critiques CSR goals, and national, organizational and managerial strategies Reviews the distinctive role and importance of CSR to academics, professionals and practitioners and identifies appropriate bridging strategies Evaluates the nature, direction and applicability of selected theoretical dimensions which inform the understanding of CSR Assesses the opportunities for theory building, to support further understanding of the complexities of CSR and the sustainability and long term value of CSR practice to corporations and civil society This timely and significant contribution to the theory and practice of CSR will prove to be vital reading for students, researchers and practitioners involved with the field. It will also become a key reference for anyone with an interest in business and society.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Author: Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473910943
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 312
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*Shortlisted in the Management and Leadership Textbook Category at CMI Management Book of the Year Awards 2016* Instructors - Electronic inspection copies are available or contact your local sales representative for an inspection copy of the print version. Why has CSR become part of the mainstream business and academic agenda in the 21st century? How can CSR be fully integrated in business strategy and day-to-day operations? Do companies become more vulnerable to criticism from stakeholders if they make public their commitment to CSR? These are just some of the questions and challenges explored in this exciting new textbook. Readers will not only gain comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the history of CSR, the key CSR drivers, the main theoretical CSR perspectives and the dominant CSR practices found in the business community, they will also, more crucially, learn how to implement CSR in practice. Written and edited by leading academics in the field, Corporate Social Responsibility is an engaging and accessible text designed for any student seeking an introduction to this complex and ambiguous subject. Esben Pedersen is Professor at the CBS Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, Copenhagen Business School. Visit the Companion Website at (https://study.sagepub.com/pedersen) for annotated web links, free full-text journal articles and more.

Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Restructuring and Firm's Performance

Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Restructuring and Firm's Performance

Empirical Evidence from Chinese Enterprises

  • Author: Liangrong Zu
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3540708960
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 308
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In today’s globalized and competitive business environment, companies increasingly look to restructuring, mergers & acquisitions and downsizing to survive, grow and maximize profits. However, when they are not managed in a socially responsible manner, restructurings may exert the negative impact on employees, shareholders, communities, and society as a whole. The book empirically explores the phenomena of corporate social responsibility (CSR), restructuring, and relationships with firms’ performance in China. It gives an insight into how Chinese firms respond to expectations of stakeholders by making social goals a part of their overall business operations. It also gives a fresh view of the new concept of socially responsible restructuring. For those seeking to promote socially responsible practices in restructuring, the book provides a unique and stimulating analysis and touchstone.

The Debate over Corporate Social Responsibility

The Debate over Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Author: Steven K. May,George Cheney,Juliet Roper
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198039761
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 512
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Should business strive to be socially responsible, and if so, how? The Debate over Corporate Social Responsibility updates and broadens the discussion of these questions by bringing together in one volume a variety of practical and theoretical perspectives on corporate social responsibility. It is perhaps the single most comprehensive volume available on the question of just how "social" business ought to be. The volume includes contributions from the fields of communication, business, law, sociology, political science, economics, accounting, and environmental studies. Moreover, it draws from experiences and examples from around the world, including but not limited to recent corporate scandals and controversies in the U.S. and Europe. A number of the chapters examine closely the basic assumptions underlying the philosophy of socially responsible business. Other chapters speak to the practical challenges and possibilities for corporate social responsiblilty in the twenty-first century. One of the most distinctive features of the book is its coverage of the very ways that the issue of corporate social responsibility has been defined, shaped, and discussed in the past four decades. That is, the editors and many of the authors are attuned to the persuasive strategies and formulations used to talk about socially responsible business, and demonstrate why the talk matters. For example, the book offers a careful analysis of how certain values have become associated with the business enterprise and how particular economic and political positions have been established by and for business. This book will be of great interest to scholars, business leaders, graduate students, and others interested in the contours of the debate over what role large-scale corporate commerce should take in the future of the industrialized world.

Cases on Corporate Social Responsibility and Contemporary Issues in Organizations

Cases on Corporate Social Responsibility and Contemporary Issues in Organizations

  • Author: Antonaras, Alexandros,Dekoulou, Paraskevi
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1522577165
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 402
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The last decades witnessed a vigorous debate over the role of corporations in society. Interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become intense as corporate stakeholders have called for higher performance and ethical standards from businesses, and many corporations have developed CSR programs to harvest the benefits resulting from such initiatives. CSR practices have become a crucial component of business strategy contributing to organizational success and sustainable competitiveness. Cases on Corporate Social Responsibility and Contemporary Issues in Organizations is an essential reference source that provides specific case studies that elaborate on the strategies and policies enacted by contemporary organizations to address environmental and social issues, as well as economic and financial ones. Featuring research on topics such as sustainable development goals, CSR pillars, employee retention, gender equality, and social accountability, this book is ideally designed for business managers, researchers, practitioners, and students seeking coverage on innovative business practices enacted in multiple organizations/industries.

Investing in Corporate Social Responsibility

Investing in Corporate Social Responsibility

A Guide to Best Practice, Business Planning & the UK's Leading Companies

  • Author: John Hancock
  • Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780749441470
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 359
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* Of interest to analysts dealing in international socially responsible funds