corporate social 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.

  • 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

  • The social responsibility revolution

    Business educators may be in for a surprise. Something extraordinary is happening in the global marketplace that defies classic principles taught at virtually every business school. Superior product quality and competitive pricing may no longer stand above all others as the most critical variables in the equation for business success. In the evolving global marketplace that I call World Inc., a ...


    By AHC Group

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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: 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

  • Dimensions of corporate social responsibility: a time for new discourse

    This paper reviews the historic approaches to corporate social responsibility and traces the concept back to the 1950s. It highlights the progress in interpretation, definition, and modelling dimensions from a historical perspective. We present the progress by decades and propose an alternate discourse(s) for the study of CSR based on our 50-year analysis of its gradual development. The paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Conducting a corporate social responsibility diagnostic case study

    Challenge: Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy was retained by an oil & gas industry services firm to help it further refine its strategy to achieve competitive advantage through implementation of an integrated corporate social responsibility (CSR) discipline. Our approach consisted of a series of activities designed to fit within the client’s specified CSR diagnostic ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Nuclear corporate social responsibility: an approach toward a roadmap for gaining social confidence

    The term 'corporate social responsibility' (CSR) has been widely applied in the field of business administration. The essence of CSR is the idea, guidelines and methodology with regard to how a corporation can fulfil its responsibility to society. Recently, the concept and methodology of CSR, occasionally referred to as just SR, have also been applied to other organisations, such as research ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The new corporate social responsibility: a call for sustainability in business education

    Researchers have studied the role of social responsibility in organisations for decades. Despite this extensive work, the teaching of corporate social responsibility in the classroom across the business curriculum remains somewhat limited. In order for educators in business to catch up with corporations who are increasingly focusing on issues and stakeholders beyond the bottom line, there must be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Externalities Management: A Strategic Approach to Improving Corporate Social Responsibility

    Untitled Document Whether it is improved access to information, the increasing reach and influence of non-governmental organisations ...


    By BSI

  • What Directors Need to Know about Corporate Social Responsibility

    The discussion about corporate social responsibility (CSR) is really a special type of discussion about corporate governance, and is therefore highly relevant to the role of the corporate director. This paper aims to help corporate directors appreciate CSR’s relationship to the exercise of corporate power, and equip them to engage with executives on the strategic question of how to manage the ...


    By Mark Schacter Consulting

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