Corporate social responsibility and international development : is business the solution?

Michael Hopkins

The business of business is business. So why should corporations be involved in development? This groundbreaking new book makes the case that governments and their international agencies, grouped under the umbrella of the United Nations, have failed in their attempts to rid the planet of underdevelopment and poverty. If development is the objective then it seems that the solution and the responsibility lies with the private sector - particularly through the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes of large corporations, with their tremendous power and economic strength. Written by noted CSR practitioner Michael Hopkins, this book is the first to explicitly link CSR with development. It spells out what corporations are doing on development, what more they could do and how CSR can be a useful tool to promote economic development via corporations. This is important and challenging reading for all of those in government, business and NGOs who think that there must be a better, more effective and dynamic way to kick-start development and eradicate poverty.

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[目次]

  • Can CSR Pave the Way for Development? * What is CSR all About and Where is it Going? * Corporate CSR Development Case Studies: Failures and Success * Failures of Development: A Global View * Corporations Should Abandon Philanthropy and Concentrate on CSR * A Critique of CSR and Development * CSR and Poverty * Supply Chain Issues * CSR in developing countries * Limitations of International Agencies * Socially Responsible Investment in Developing Countries * Main Actions for Companies Involved in Development * Index

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書名 Corporate social responsibility and international development : is business the solution?
著作者等 Hopkins, M.
Hopkins Michael
書名別名 Corporate social responsibility & international development
出版元 Earthscan
刊行年月 2007
ページ数 xvi, 243 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9781844073566
NCID BA80745537
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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