A Handbook of Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility by Güler Aras, David Crowther

By Güler Aras, David Crowther

The present fiscal state of affairs has highlighted deficiencies in company governance whereas additionally exhibiting the significance of stakeholder relatives. It has additionally raised the profile of the debates concerning company social accountability and proven the inter-relationship with governance. And the 2 jointly are crucial for sustainable enterprise. The social and environmental contexts of industrial are ordinarily thought of to be as major because the financial and monetary contexts and sturdy governance will tackle all of those elements. the combo of those elements bargains long-term advantages for a company, equivalent to decreasing chance and attracting new traders, shareholders and extra fairness in addition to sustainable functionality. Written via specialists from around the globe, A instruction manual of company Governance and Social accountability is the main authoritative single-volume consultant to the connection among sturdy governance and social accountability and the truth of handling either. as well as the speculation and perform of governance and CSR, the ebook contains case reviews from huge and small businesses and NGOs to focus on examples of fine and undesirable perform, and to teach foreign and cultural similarities and variations whereas whilst furthering the controversy concerning the courting among sturdy governance and social accountability.

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Of course all firms reporting on the London Stock Exchange are required to comply with this code, and so these firms are doing no more than meeting their regulatory obligations. Many companies regard corporate governance as simply a part of investor relationships and do nothing more regarding such governance except to identify that it is important to investors/potential investors and to flag up that they have such governance policies. The more enlightened recognise that there is a clear link between governance and corporate social responsibility and make efforts to link the two.

What was that? Tell you what exactly you should be doing for CSR? Tough question, really… I’d suggest that you try to enhance your organization’s responsivity and reflexivity… The remainder of this chapter may be read as a translation of the words of the Luhmannian for the manager. Niklas Luhmann was very much aware of the fact that modern society faces enormous and complex social and environmental problems. He did discuss the fact that these problems may even become life-threatening for society as such (Luhmann, 1990; Bakken, A Luhmannian in the Playground 21 2000:300).

The Rational Argument for Corporate Social Responsibility Can there be a rational argument for CSR? The CSR literature offers several possible rational arguments: CSR might work as a (social) insurance against criticism, boycotts and so on. This is also discussed under the headings of ‘retaining your license to operate’ or ‘avoiding interference by pressure groups’. ) Doing business the socially responsible way might actually increase profits. This is because reputable firms may find it easier to attract able employees and sell their products, and because the business community as a whole may benefit from a socially stable business environment (for discussion, see Porter & Kramer, 2006; Mintzberg, 1983; Waddock & Graves, 1997; McWilliams & Siegel, 2000; Hillman & Keim, 2001; Vogel, 2005).

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