social reporting Articles

  • 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 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 ...


  • How to make top-down and bottom-up sustainability converge

    Fits and starts are all too common in the sustainability world. One year you have budget for initiatives; the next you don’t. Management hails cost savings on individual projects, but they miss the big picture and fail to link progress across departmental boundaries. Bottom-up progress and top-down directives pass each other like proverbial ships in the night. But it doesn’t have to ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Transformational adaptation – when climate change means business as usual is no longer possible

    1. A lesson from the past Deep in the central Sahara, a crumbling mud-brick town sits at the edge of a dry lake bed. This is the medieval town of Germa, in southwestern Libya, one of a string of settlements along the Wadi al-Ajal, a valley defined by the towering dunes of the Ubari Sand Sea to the north, and the black cliffs of the Messak Settafet plateau to the south. Germa is romantic ...


    By Garama 3C Ltd

  • Social value creation for business: new report

    Many businesses have reaped the benefits of environmental footprint reduction efforts. They are now turning to their social footprint and asking how they can enhance their social impacts in ways that also generate business value. Progressive companies are racing ahead, investing in innovative approaches that improve community and societal well-being – realizing financial benefits for the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Corporate Social Reporting in Malaysia: an institutional perspective

    An increasing trend is observed among Malaysian corporations in disclosing social and environmental information (ACCA, 2002). However, it is unclear as to why Malaysian companies produce Corporate Social Reports voluntarily. Extant literature reveals a gap in identifying an appropriate theory to adequately explain CSR. This study investigates the applicability of Institutional Theory to enable an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Strategic management of water resources important to Ontario craft breweries

    The vast majority of craft breweries in Ontario understand the need to improve their water and resource management performance to save money, protect the environment and enhance community relations. This was a major finding of a survey of Ontario craft breweries conducted in the fall of 2016 that found 97 per cent of respondents agree that better water management is important or very important to ...


    By BLOOM

  • Corporate social responsibility reporting - a transnational analysis of online corporate social responsibility reports by market–listed companies: contents and their evolution

    This paper describes the analysis of online Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reports published by 97 market–listed companies from the USA, Germany and the rest of Europe. It points out regional differences as well as changes over time by performing both, a qualitative and a quantitative content analysis. The qualitative analysis focuses on four main aspects: (a) Why? Why do companies ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • The New Standard for Social Responsibility

    ISO has recently launched the most eagerly awaited ISO International Standards of recent years, ISO 26000:2010, Guidance on social responsibility. The document aims to bring together the current multitude of CR/sustainability standards and will assist companies in better managing their sustainability performance. We are entering an era where corporate social responsibility (CSR) is of central ...


  • Three models of social change

    Can we change fast enough? When thinking about the enormous need for social change as we attempt to move the world economy onto a sustainable path, I find it useful to look at various models of change. Three stand out. One is the catastrophic event model, which I call the Pearl Harbor model, where a dramatic event fundamentally changes how we think and behave. The second model is one where a ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Undisclosed risk: Corporate environmental and social reporting in emerging Asia

    This report focuses on corporate transparency on environmental risks, and lays the groundwork for understanding environmental disclosure and reporting issues in emerging markets through an investor lens. It is the second report in a series establishing the link between issues like climate change, air pollution, water supply, and natural resource depletion and traditional financial analysis on ...

  • 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

  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Lessons Learned

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

  • Social research analysts and the new significance of socially responsible investing

    Paul Hilton explains how social investing research has the potential to provide greater insight into a company's ability to create superior financial value — but it depends on improving the quality and accessibility of non-financial data through a standardized approach. MOVING FROM VALUES TO VALUE Socially responsible investing (SRI) in the United States emerged out of a call from investment ...


    By AHC Group

  • Social sustainability: a catchword between political pragmatism and social theory

    The sustainability concepts of the "Brundtland-Report" and the "Rio documents" call for a combination of ecological, economic, social and institutional aspects of social development. This paper describes briefly, several models of sustainability and discusses social sustainability as conceptualised in selected sustainability indicators. In an attempt to remedy the lack of sociological theory, the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Extending the DART model for social media

    The DART framework is one of the most appreciated theoretical arguments about the co-creation of new products and services by firms with the support of customers. In the internet age, companies very often started using web and social media in order to develop and/or design their new products and services with the support of users. This spread innovation approach made the DART framework somehow ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reporting - The pitfalls in mandatory reporting

    The UK government is now threatening to force firms to produce environmental reports. But mandatory reporting elsewhere has had mixed results, says Paul Scott. The pitfalls in mandatory reporting Voluntary environmental and social reporting has progressed by leaps and bounds over the past decade*, and an estimated 1,000 companies worldwide now produce regular reports. However encouraging this may ...


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