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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Corporate responsibility reporting of biodiversity in the supply chain

    Industrial development, accompanying human population growth, has had a major role in creating the situation where bio-diverse materials and services essential for sustaining business are under threat. A major contributory factor to biodiversity decline comes from the cumulative impacts of extended supply chain business operations. However, within Corporate Responsibility (CR) reporting impacts ...


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Leveraging brand value through corporate responsibility

    Measurements of corporate values are associated with a number of challenges. The needs for making measurements relate to making strategic decisions for internal and external stakeholders. Traditionally, these estimates of, for example, brand value, have been expressed purely in terms of financial value aimed at maximising created shareholder value. However, in the last decades, measurements of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • India to Mandate Corporate Social Responsibility Spending

    India becomes one of the first countries in the world to mandate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) spending under the statuary provision of the Companies Act, 2013. This Act primarily regulates incorporation of a company, responsibilities of a company, directors, and dissolution of a company. The revised Act partially replaces The Companies Act, 1956 and after receiving the assent of the ...


    By SGS

  • Corporate social responsibility: a perspective from Peru

    This paper intends to explore the role of law in establishing and directing corporate social responsibility in Peru mining sector for the purpose of awakening the concern of those involved and interested in the topic of identifying actions that would be most appropriate to promote and support the development of CSR in the mining industry in Peru. For this purpose we will review the legal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The role of open innovation in strengthening corporate responsibility

    Meanwhile within a multiplicity of companies corporate responsibility (CR) can be identified. However, there is a gap between wording and acting responsibly. Nowadays, stakeholder integration is a main trend for companies to be or act responsibly. It can also be stated that open innovation methods (OIMs) can enable companies to find new and responsible or sustainable solutions and activities. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Designing organisational structures for corporate responsible innovation

    Many companies nowadays are faced with the additional goals of innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Attached to these goals they have to take into account the interests of new types of stakeholders. On the basis of a social systems perspective – a combination of the Viable System Model and sociotechnical system theory – a theoretical framework is developed that may contribute to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Where is corporate social responsibility actually heading?

    A discrepancy is indicated between the emergence of environmentalism and the sustainability agenda, and accomplished environmental improvements. Despite the increasing number of success stories, environmental and social progress is not keeping up to the same advancement pace. The enormous information asymmetries among actors in society and the dangerous circularity of rating and selection of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Corporations and corporate governance: what do these concepts mean for multinational corporate power and social responsibility?

    Theories of the corporation have been crucial in the approach of corporate law to the way in which the corporation is run and for whose interests. This area is termed 'corporate governance'. The focus in this paper is on the utility of these theories and resulting practice to multinational corporations, whose corporate power render them open to wider legitimacy questions. The paper reveals that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • GRI reporting and corporate responsibility reports case study

    CSR reporting and Sustainability reports: backing up your claims CSR reporting and Sustainability reports such as GRI can be a requirement, but they are also an opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to CSR and sustainability. It is an opportunity to demonstrate to stakeholders that you are delivering on your promises, backing up your claims and making investments for the future. ...


    By EMG CSR Consulting LLP

  • 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

  • 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

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