The Government sees Corporate Social Responsibility as good for society and good for business?

September 1, 2010

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is about how businesses align their values and behaviour with the expectations and needs of stakeholders – not just customers and investors, but also employees, suppliers, communities, regulators, special interest groups and society as a whole. CSR describes a company’s commitment to be accountable to its stakeholders.

Answer: I would agree that theres probably no one who would disagree with your question/quote. With the exclusion of the actual corporations who often dont really abide by any real social responsibility. The old adage is that corporations are not responsible to society, merely to their stakeholders. This may be changing slowly in some quarters but remember, the primarly goal of any corporation is and always will be — profit.

Source: Bauman’s Globalization


Best books for CSR ( corporate social responsibility)??

September 1, 2010

Hey! I would like to know which are the best training/ courses books for Corporate Social Responsibility ( CSR) ?
Thank you.

Answer: My mentor introduced Virtues Guide to me. Totally different fr other management books. But materials/virtues used helped me in my CSR esp when running an NGO against family violence.
Rather odd that such a book can be a guide to better CSR.
http://www.amazon.com/Family-Virtues-Gui…


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Question?

August 19, 2010

Question: Which is the most odd industry you’ve found CSR in? and what do they do? many thanks!

Answer:

Unfortunately can’t answer this one directly as CSR is starting to become quite widespread.

As a guide you can check out the following link to see what kind of corporate social responsibility jobs are being offered by various industries and sectors to help you determine which is the “oddest” you can find:

http://corporatesocialresponsibilityjobs…

Source(s):

http://corporatesocialresponsibilityjobs…

Do You Think Companies Have a Vested Interest While Engaging in CSR Activities?

August 19, 2010

Question: Business and social development were earlier considered to be parallel lines which cannot meet. Today, corporate houses are expected to invest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives aimed at poverty alleviation, global development and environmental conservation. Evaluate this trend by taking up the example of one foreign multinational company and one leading Indian company. Do you think companies have a vested interest while engaging in CSR activities? Give reasons to support your views.

Answer: The Economist magazine did a special issue on CSR few years ago. Maybe you can find it in the library. They argued that CSR is just a form of PR for companies, and social development should be done by governments.


Is the Social Responsibility and CSR Same?

August 19, 2010

Question: Is the social responsibility and CSR same? please help me pass my subject…

Answer:

CSR stands for Corporate Social Responsibility. I would say basically there are rather much the same, but of coz you can also refer to Government social responsibility and so on.

Social responsibility is the obligation of organization management to make decision and take actions that will enhance the welfare and interests of society as well as the organization. Social responsibility is quite important to the society, organization and human.

Source(s):

http://socialresponsibility.vinsign.com/

Should the Corporation Have Corporate Social Responsibility?

August 19, 2010

Question: should the corporation have corporate social responsibility?
why?

Answer: Companies should be a good citizen of the communities they serve. Most employees like to feel good about the companies they work for and socially responsible companies attract and retain the best employees.
However, if you look at the overall best performing companies, they are sometimes in industries like oil and gas, which are not always the most socially responsible companies.


What view of Corporate Social Responsibility do you support and why?

August 19, 2010

Question: The broad view that corporations are responsible for all areas not just profit maximization or the narrow view that corporations should only maximize profit.

Answer:

I argue broad view. That corporate social responsibility extends beyond just maximizing profit and that it needs to act as a responsible member of society. But having said this, part of the reason it should act in this way is to support making a profit. Let me explain by way of a couple of examples.

Lots of corporations now place a great emphasis on how their operations effect the environment. Its an issue that doesn’t just impact the company, but society as a whole of which the company is a part of. If the environment collapses and contributes to, e.g. declining population, then there will be less consumers for the company’s products and services, in turn leading to less profit.

Another reason Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an area of growing concern for lots of companies, is that many stakeholders (employees, investors, suppliers and customers) in a corporation now look for it to act more responsibility in many areas the affect society in general. Profit is a motivating factor as with many advancements in the area of business, as those businesses that take on and address these new challenges put themselves at a competitive advantage against their competition, because they are addressing the concerns of more socially conscience consumers.

You can argue that a company’s sole motive should be profit, however this must be put into the context of today’s world. In the end, a business that does not change to address stakeholder and social concerns will see profits dry up, and cease to exist.

You can check out this site for more information on the subject:
http://corporatesocialresponsibilityjobs…

Source(s):

http://corporatesocialresponsibilityjobs…

Why is It Important for a Company to Follow Corporate Social Responsibility?

August 19, 2010

Question: I want to ask why is it important for a company to follow corporate social responsibility?

Answer:

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an area of growing concern for lots of companies. The reason being, many stakeholders (employees, investors, suppliers and customers) in a corporation now look for it to act more responsibility in many areas the affect society in general. For example lots of companies now place a great emphasis on how their operations effect the environment, contribute to warming of the planet, an issue that doesn’t just impact the company, but society as a whole.

As with many advancements in the area of business, those businesses that take on and address these new challenges put themselves at a competitive advantage against their competition, because they are addressing the concerns of more socially conscience consumers.

Many people also want to do more day-to-day good for the world, so they take on positions in companies that allow them to help solve some of the worlds problems.

Check out the following link for more info on this subject:

http://corporatesocialresponsibilityjobs…

Source(s):

http://corporatesocialresponsibilityjobs…

What is Corporate Social Responsibility?

August 19, 2010

Question: What is corporate social Responsibility (CSR)?

Answer: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is all about companies playing a positive role in the communities they operate in. It can range from minimizing the impact the company has on the environment right through to contributing to local charities and initiatives to help make the community a better place.

For example my company gives its staff a week off every year to do voluntary work which the company co-ordinates including everything from clearing waste ground, refurbishing community centres, spending time helping out in local schools with reading and writing practice, acting as mentors to young offenders – there’s something to suit everyone.

Whilst I’m not naive enough to think that companies have an active CSR agenda for altruistic reasons, I think CSR is a win-win-win situation. The local community benefits, employees get the double feel good factor of volunteering and knowing they work for a responsible employer, and of course, the company’s image is improved.


Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is flourishing from non-existence to real existence. Elaborate this conc?

August 19, 2010

Question: Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is flourishing from non-existence to real existence. Elaborate this concept in the country we are living in, Pakistan.

Answer: In Pakistan, companies like EBM, Nestle, Unilever etc have realized their social responsibility. Nestle Pakistan Ltd has a unique CSR profile which is inbuilt into its business model, their concept is to integrate rural development with market mechanism. If we look at EBM, their cultural ethos is of a “Caring Corporate Citizen”, that is giving back to community as a responsibility and obligation of a good management. EBM portrayed itself as a responsible company by responding immediately to the victims of earth quake and providing them not only funds but free of cost biscuits. Unilever is also actively participating for the betterment of society. Rose Petal is donating a proportion of their sales proceeds to WWF Pakistan for the preservation and nature conservation.


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