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Corporate Social Responsibility: Overview and Case Studies

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an integral part of business especially for larger corporations. Their programs address issues of poverty, unfair labour practices and the environment alongside government programs and civil society activities. This article will showcase some...

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The Evolution of Starbucks’ Strategic International Corporate Volunteering Programme

The evolution of Starbucks’ programme is an instructive case study for corporations seeking to migrate their International Corporate Volunteering (ICV) effort from general business impact to a more strategic approach. While Starbucks’ overall ICV strategy is still being developed, in a short...

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Ernst & Young (E&Y) helps to improve social conditions in the developing world

Through the Corporate Responsibility Fellows program, Ernst & Young is dedicating its best resources - talented, experienced people - to improving the success of promising entrepreneurs in underserved communities, to help create scalable sustainable economic value.

Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia (CSR Asia)

Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia (CSR Asia) is the leading provider of information, training, research and consultancy services on sustainable business practices in Asia. CSR Asia builds capacity and promotes awareness of corporate social responsibility in order to advance sustainable...

Institute for Social Awareness and Rural Development (INSARD)

Institute for Social Awareness and Rural Development (INSARD) is a voluntary organization with the aim to empower the Dalits, women, and children, and to concentrate upon HIV/AIDS preventive care programmes.

Fundatia pentru Dezvoltare Soziala a Romilor (Ramses Foundation for Social Development of Roma)

Ramses Foundation for Social Development of Roma aims to assist the Roma community in Northwestern Romania achieve a better living standard. The organisation’s activities focus upon reducing Roma unemployment, supporting economic initiatives for the Roma, providing counselling services for mothers...

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Corporate social responsibility communication of Chinese corporations in China

This paper explores the way in which leading Chinese and global companies operating in China communicate their corporate social responsibility (CSR) principles and practices to Chinese stakeholders.

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CRT Principles for Responsible Business

CRT Principles for Responsible Business set forth ethical norms for acceptable businesses behaviour. The principles are rooted in three ethical foundations for responsible business and for a fair and functioning society more generally, namely: responsible stewardship; living and working for mutual...

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Corporate Social Responsibility by Tim Barnett

This article, written by Tim Barnett, is a detailed primer for any company (or individual) seeking to learn more about corporate social responsibility.

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Corporate Social Responsibility: An Implementation Guide for Business

Corporate Social Responsibility: An Implementation Guide for Business aims to provide practical guidance on CSR to companies operating in the international context. It contains information on how to assess the effects of business activities on others, develop and implement a CSR strategy and...

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Role of Employee Engagement in Disaster Response: Learning from Experience

Role of Employee Engagement in Disaster Response: Learning from Experience, a report, discusses the role of businesses in the relief, recovery and reconstruction process, of natural disasters. It presents an eight point plan for developing an employee engagement approach to disaster response....

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Standards of Corporate Social Responsibility

Standards of Corporate Social Responsibility, established by the Social Venture Network, are defined in terms of nine interrelated topics. There are three general topics: ethics, accountability, and governance; and, six topics related to each stakeholder group: investors, employees, business...

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Principles for Responsible Investment

The Principles for Responsible Investment provide the framework for investment professionals to incorporate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into the management of investment portfolios. Investors fulfilling their fiduciary (or equivalent) duty therefore need to give...

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Corporate Social Responsibility in China: An Analysis of Domestic and Foreign Retailers' Sustainability Dimensions.

This paper discusses the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in China through an exploration of the way in which CSR operates in large retailers both in the Chinese and the international context.

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International Initiatives To Promote Responsible Business: A Navigation Guide for Business

International Initiatives To Promote Responsible Business: A Navigation Guide for Business provides a user-friendly and impartial guide to help businesses to navigate their way through this maze. It seeks to articulate the key aspects of three cross-industry initiatives: The OECD Guidelines for...

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More Than Making Money – Listing of Standards, Guidelines and Principles Relevant to Corporate Impacts

More Than Making Money – Listing of Standards, Guidelines and Principles Relevant to Corporate Impacts, a listing produced by Business in the Community (BITC) and Corporate Citizen, consists of standards, guidelines and principles relevant to corporate impacts such as benchmarkable standards,...

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OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

OECD Principles of Corporate Governance are intended to assist OECD and non-OECD governments in their efforts to evaluate and improve the legal, institutional and regulatory framework for corporate governance in their countries. The Principles also provide guidance and suggestions for stock...

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Piloting innovative social assessment in a Colombian oil field

In 2005, Occidental Andina, LLC, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) collaborated with Ecopetrol S.A., a Colombian state oil company, and International Alert, a London-based conflict resolution and peace building NGO, to develop a socially responsible enhanced oil recovery...

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Enabling Corporate Investment in Peace

Enabling Corporate Investment in Peace: An Assessment of Voluntary Initiatives Addressing Business and Violent Conflict, and a Framework for Policy Decision-making, a briefing for corporate decision makers, reviews the provisions of voluntary codes, guidelines and initiatives that address the...

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Equator Principles

The Equator Principles (EPs) are a credit risk management framework for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in project finance transactions. Project finance is often used to fund the development and construction of major infrastructure and industrial projects.The EPs...