Corporate Social Responsibility Books

  • Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe

    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 ...

  • Developing Legal Tools for Citizen Empowerment: Social responsibility agreements in Ghana’s forestry sector

    This paper looks at a legal arrangement for enabling forest communities in Ghana to better participate in the benefits generated by timber activities. In Ghana, legislation requires logging firms to commit a portion of their financial resources towards the provision of social amenities to local forest communities. Logging firms must perform this ...

  • Responsible enterprise, foreign direct investment and investment promotion

    This book brings together a series of papers identifying opportunities for Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) to attract Foreign direct investment (FDI) that is associated with positive contributions to sustainable development and good corporate social responsibility practices. It points to a number of opportunities for IPAs in attracting FDI ...

  • World Inc.: When It Comes to Solutions — Both Local and Global — Businesses Are Now More Powerful Than Government

    In a word, it is about change. And it is about change, and vision. It is about the far-reaching decisions made by the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and the equally far-reaching decisions made by the individual consumer in the products he or she buys or does not buy, from groceries to household appliances to computer equipment to automobiles to ...

  • Governance towards responsible forest business: Guidance on different types of forest business and the ethics to which they gravitate

    This paper is for government authorities with responsibility for the forest sector. It aims to clarify what ‘responsible forest business’ might mean. Drawing out four major conclusions, it proposes a bigger and bolder idea of responsibility than many notions of corporate social responsibility. It suggests broader ethical consideration of what ...

  • State of the World 2006: Special Focus: China and India

    This year, Worldwatch Institute's annual State of the World report provides a special focus on China and India and their impact on the world as major consumers of resources and polluters of local and global ecosystems. The report explains the critical need for both countries to 'leapfrog' the technologies, policies, and even the cultures that now ...

  • Corporate Social Responsibility at a Crossroads: Futures for CSR in the UK to 2015

    The UK is widely considered to be a leader in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR); home to some of the word’s leading thinkers, practitioners and campaigners in the field. Despite this, there are few opportunities for collective strategic thinking about CSR across stakeholder groups. Corporate Social Responsibility at a Crossroads ...

  • Cross-Cutting Themes

    The WBCSD’s brand new publication, Cross-Cutting Themes, zeroes in on six topics that are shaping the sustainability agenda - Eco-Efficiency, Innovation & Technology, Corporate Social Responsibility, Ecosystems, Sustainability & Markets, and Risk. Past Council initiatives have done much to raise the profile of these themes, and by tracking their ...

  • Corporate Social Responsibility, the WBCSD's journey

    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been one of the major work components of the WBCSD for the past 10 years. This pamphlet summarizes state-of-the-art thinking on CSR and provides the transition to a Cross-Cutting Theme.This document is a brief summary of our current thinking on CSR and provides the transition step to the next generation of ...

  • Company-community forestry partnerships: From raw deals to mutual gains

    Partnerships for development are spreading like wildfire – in rhetoric if not in reality. This report examines a set of partnerships in forestry – those between companies and communities – to see whether there is any substance beyond the hype. Some 57 examples in 23 countries are reviewed – from informal arrangements and social responsibility ...

  • Women in Biotechnology

    Women in Biotechnology presents a unique study of the relationships and communications between women scientists, particularly those working in biotechnology. This is achieved by creating interfaces or collecting different point of views over several disciplines (i.e. economy, sociology, biology, genetics) to bridge the communication gap among ...

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management

    A practical resource for the ever increasing number of organisations who undertake environmental audits, apply environmental management systems and are interested in associated corporate environmental management ...

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Across Europe

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an increasingly important topic in our global society. Corporate Social Responsibility Across Europe is the first volume of its kind to bring together twenty-three national perspectives on this issue. Thirty-seven European researchers worked on the book, which provides a comprehensive and structured ...

  • Trends and Issues in Global Tourism 2010

    This book offers insights into important trends and future scenarios in the global tourism and travel industry and analyses current challenges in the aviation and hospitality industry, destination management and general travel behaviour. Well-known notabilities share their points of view. For example, Norbert Walter, chief economist of the ...

  • Risk, Value & Trends Report

    Insights on Trends in Capital Markets and the Investment CommunityIn today's volatile risk climate there has been a rapid evolution in investment, regulatory, and stakeholder expectations. Understanding and managing these expectations are key to the long-term fiduciary health of an organization. Over the past few years, the AHC Group has ...

  • Pollution Control

    The Essential Guide to UK & European Pollution Control LegislationEffective environmental management is one of the biggest challenges faced by the public and private sectors today. Whether you are a local authority, small business or multi-national enterprise, we all operate in an increasing regulated environment and without access to the ...

  • The Surprising Solution

    The scale of the global economy has shifted and corporations have to decide whether they are going to land on the upswing or the downward spiral of what management consultant and author Dr. Bruce Piasecki calls “The S Frontier” in The Surprising Solution: Creating Possibility in a Swift and Severe World. Originally published in 2007 under the ...

  • People and Space

    This book explores new forms and modalities of relations between people and space that increasingly affect the life of the city. The investigation takes as its starting point the idea that in contemporary societies the loss of our relationship with place is a symptom of a breakdown in the relationship between ethics and aesthetics. This in turn ...

  • Model course: Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, 2016 Edition

    This model course aims to meet the mandatory minimum standards of competence in personal safety and social responsibilities in accordance with section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code, table A-VI/1-4. The course is designed to prepare new recruits for life on a ship at sea where they will experience a vastly different living and working environment ...

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