Key Concepts in Corporate Social Responsibility

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  • Copyright: 2011-01-28
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Introducing the key concepts in corporate social responsibility, Suzanne Benn brings together the essential issues relevant to the responsible management of businesses, not-for-profit organizations and government.With detailed coverage and cross-referencing for each concept and over 50 concepts introduced, this guide to both the theory and implementation of CSR and sustainability, provides an indispensable reference for any student of the subject.Key concepts include: accountability; business ethics; corporate citizenship; corporate environmental reporting; definitions of CSR; ethical consumerism; human rights; NGOs; risk management; stakeholder theory and sustainable development.

Author Biography

Suzanne Benn is Professor at Maquarie University. Dianne Bolton is Associate Professor at Swinburne University of Technology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Agency Theoryp. 1
Business at the Bottom of the Pyramidp. 3
Business Case for CSRp. 8
Business Ethicsp. 13
Business Networksp. 17
Civil Societyp. 22
Codes of Conductp. 27
Community Relationsp. 31
Complexity Theoryp. 36
Corporate Accountabilityp. 41
Corporate Citizenshipp. 46
Corporate Responsibility Reportingp. 51
Corporate Social Responsibilityp. 56
Corporate Sustainabilityp. 63
Corporate Sustainability Strategiesp. 68
Eco-Efficiencyp. 74
Employee Engagementp. 77
Employee Health and Safetyp. 82
Environmental Discoursesp. 86
Environmental Policy Toolsp. 90
Ethical Consumerismp. 94
Fair Tradep. 97
Globalisationp. 101
Governancep. 106
Green Marketingp. 111
Greenwashp. 115
Human Rightsp. 119
Intergenerational Equityp. 124
Intragenerationai Equityp. 127
NGOsp. 133
Performance Evaluation and Measurementp. 139
Philanthropyp. 143
Pollution and Waste Managementp. 148
Postcolonialismp. 152
Product Stewardshipp. 157
Resource-Based Viewp. 161
Responsible Leadershipp. 167
Risk Managementp. 171
Social and Societal Marketingp. 175
Social Capitalp. 179
Social Entrepreneurshipp. 183
Social Partnershipsp. 187
Socially Responsible Investmentp. 192
Stakeholder Theoryp. 196
Stewardshipp. 205
Sustainable Developmentp. 209
Sweatshopsp. 213
Systems Approachesp. 217
Triple Bottom Linep. 222
Voluntary Regulationp. 226
Indexp. 231
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