corporate responsibility Articles

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a relatively new concept whose popularity has been catalyzed by the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in South Africa in 2002. It is a belief that corporations should extend their reach beyond their employees and shareholders to the communities that host and surround them. It is important to note that there is no universal description of CSR and ...

  • Corporate social responsibility reporting

    The discourse of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has gained considerable momentum in recent years with all signs indicating that this movement will continue with even greater force throughout the remainder of 2009 and into 2010. Business leaders that have had CSR programs up and running for several years will tell you that when their programs started there was very little measuring and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Environment, technology and corporate responsibility

    Technological development and environmental responsibility are placed in their management context. A framework is constructed for the analysis of environmental issues in relation to the dynamics of business, from input via processes through to output and outcome. The concept of quality of products and services is matched with the concern for pollution and quality of life. Guidelines are presented ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Poverty alleviation and corporate responsibility

    Last week, the Financial Times carried a story about how GrupoNueva aims to target the world's poor as a potential market by aiming to design and sell affordable wood and water pipeline products to this vast segment of the world's population. The company, it said, was aiming to show how profitability and corporate responsibility can go hand in hand.The move is one of the first responses to the ...


  • Corporate social responsibility and management process in Japanese corporations

    This paper seeks to explore how corporate social responsibility (CSR) is embedded in corporate organisations. The major questions examined are "How the CSR institutionalisation has been developed" and "How it functions in the organisation". While recent literature argues that CSR is important to a successful business strategy, and that CSR and corporate governance are intricately connected, this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Lessons Learned

    Untitled Document This study documents the experience of companies that have developed programs or activities that ...

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Reporting

    Corporate social responsibility or “CSR”, like many buzz words, can mean different things to different people. However, a common theme for all CSR principles is for businesses to be aware of and manage the social, economic and environmental impacts that they have on the world around ...


  • Why actions speck louder than words

    Making the resource revolution a reality can only be achieved if our actions speak louder than our words. The resource revolution comprises many elements, but chief among them is the need for action to be taken to ensure optimal resource productivity across the world. Much has been made of the need for businesses and other organizations to assess the planet’s use of its ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Communicating corporate responsibility through media

    The purpose of this study is to analyse 'how a company communicates its corporate responsibility activities through press releases' and 'how these activities are then presented by media in newspaper articles'. Our analysis is targeted at an empirical case of building a pulp mill in Uruguay. The data consist of the company's press releases and of the newspaper articles published in the biggest ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • GREENERGY SOLUTIONS' CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

    Paper presented on November 6,2010, during the Philippine Network for Environmental Journalist (PNEJ) Workshop on " Too Hot To Handle: Understanding Climate Change in ...


    By Greenergy Solutions Inc.

  • The development of corporate responsibility practices in Chinese petroleum enterprises

    There is a close relationship between health, safety and environment management system (HSE–MS) and corporate social responsibility (CSR). On the one hand, health, safety and environment are three major concerns of CSR. On the other hand, the establishment and implementation of HSE–MS is an important approach for enterprises to fulfil their social responsibilities. Chinese petroleum enterprises ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Perceptions of corporate social responsibility in Australian forestry companies

    To date, limited research has been conducted investigating forest company employee views about corporate social responsibility (CSR). We interviewed 19 employees within two forest companies in Australia. Employees mostly understood CSR as an approach to business not purely focused on financial outcomes, but also addressing social and environmental objectives. Some employees also believed that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Beyond Reporting – Systematic Approaches to Sustained Corporate Responsibility

    Corporate Responsibility (CR) is undisputed as an essential component of any successful business strategy. In addition, the transparent disclosure and reporting of CR information to a wide range of interested stakeholders is a requirement in the current market place - a part of the Licence to Operate. However, CR as an all-encompassing business management approach is still widely misunderstood ...


    By BSI

  • Social responsibility and sustainability in motorway corporate governance

    This paper analyses how a motorway concessionaire faces the challenge posed by the raise of road traffic volumes in the North-East of Italy. The concessionaire has planned to invest in the near future a large amount of money in the network upgrade. The construction phases will predictably induce the risk of traffic congestions. Then an intelligent traffic management system becomes necessary to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Corporate social responsibility: the natural environment as a stakeholder?

    Societal responsibility is a much discussed topic today. However, this concept has undergone several developments. Currently, it is based on the theory of "stakeholders". Nevertheless, this approach becomes complicated when we take a company's responsibility vis-à-vis nature into account. This paper treats this problem and proposes a new interpretation of the stakeholder theory. The distinction ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Contexts and corporate social responsibility: the case of Saudi Arabia

    This article intends to shed some light on the contextual realities that shape the perceptions and practices of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Saudi Arabia. Using both primary and secondary data collection and analysis, we chart some of the key socio-cultural and business drivers that shape the picture of Saudi Arabian CSR. In addition to providing an account of an important, but ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Corporate responsibility and economic theory: an anthropological perspective

    A basic worldview of economic theory is the notion that humans have unlimited material wants and limited means to satisfy these wants. In this framework the task of economists is to design policy instruments to meet human preferences for material commodities as efficiently as possible, that is, with the minimum amount of society's scarce resources. An interesting perspective on this aspect of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Clustering consumers according to their attitudes on corporate social responsibility

    Abstract: This paper examines the consumer attitudes towards corporate social responsibility. Analysing a sample of 341 consumers, it was found that consumers have overall great expectations and a positive attitude concerning corporate social responsibility. They believe that corporate social responsibility is an important issue in business and are willing to reward socially responsible companies ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Corporate social responsibility and stakeholder approach: a conceptual review

    Abstract: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the notion of a stakeholder approach are pivotal concepts when examining the role of business in society, but their relationship has been studied and much debated for decades. Academic research on the social or societal responsibilities of business organisations and the public interest in social and environmental issues incumbent upon businesses ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Corporate Social Responsability Benchmark Study: Report Summary

    In the context of an ever-changing, globally connected society, businesses face new and different risks in providing goods and services. A new trend for multi-national corporations is to establish corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs to address these risks and move towards opportunity with greater transparency than ever before. For nearly a decade, Environmental Resource Services (ERS) ...


    By ERS Global

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