Corporate Social Responsibility



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The current edition: In this issue, we look at the Indian CSR law.

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Mallen's personal blog

Arguments against CSR and some answers

Definitions of Corporate Social Responsibility


The Global Reporting Initiative - is it fit for purpose?


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Companies in the News

Enron, Nike and BP

Case studies of managing a crisis
Johnson & Johnson
and Tylenol

Exxon Valdez
Snow Brand Milk

Emerging Issues

Drugs companies and AIDS
When to quit a bad country


The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development is a coalition of 130 international companies with a shared commitment to sustainable development. Its members are drawn from 30 countries and more than 20 major industrial sectors.

In broad terms, the WBCSD aims to develop closer co-operation between business, government and all other organisations concerned with the environment and sustainable development as well as encouraging higher standards of corporate environmental management.

In January 2000 the WBCSD published Corporate Social Responsibility: Making Good Business Sense. This report included a matrix with key corporate social responsibility issues on one axis and key stakeholder groups on the other. A number of indicators are identified for each key issue appropriate to each stakeholder group.

The identified key corporate social responsibility issues are: values and governance, regulations and controls, business operations, accountability and disclosure, human rights, employee rights and working conditions, business context, product impact, social impact and investment and impact on other species and on the environment.

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In the face of an extended economic recession companies will:

keep CSR as a priority

cut budgets, but still focus on key issues

drop CSR as an unaffordable luxury

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Other initiatives of interest


The Committee of Inquiry

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Ethical Trading Initiative

The United Nations Global Compact

Global Reporting Initiative

Global Sullivan Principles

London Benchmarking Group

SA 8000

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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