Corporate Social Responsibility

by Becky Toal and Veronica Broomes

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Books

Cannibals with forks: the triple bottom line of 21st century business

John Elkington, published by Capstone Publishing (UK), 1999, 425 pages

This key publication sets out the concept of the three aspects of the business bottom line in an accounting context and launches the idea of Triple Bottom Line (TBL), which has now been taken on board as CSR. Managers will find detailed information about the origins of the concept of TBL reporting and the link with CSR.

Corporate Social Responsibility – implications for Small and Medium Enterprises in developing countries

Prepared by Peter Raynard and Maya Forstater in cooperation with staff of UNIDO’s Small and Medium Enterprises Branch, published by UNIDO (Vienna), 2002

The civil corporation

Simon Zadek, published by Earthscan (London), 2007, 288 pages

If your company is a global/multi-national business, you may find the following two books helpful in setting your CSR agenda:

The bottom billion – why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it

Paul Collier, published by Oxford University Press (New York), 2008, 224 pages

Although nearly five billion of the world’s people are beginning to climb from desperate poverty and benefit from globalisation’s reach to developing countries, there is a ‘bottom billion’ of the world’s poor whose countries, largely immune to the forces of global economy, falling farther behind and in danger of falling apart, separating permanently and tragically from the rest of the world.

The fortune at the bottom of the pyramid – eradicating poverty through profits

C K Prahalad, published by Wharton School Publishing (New Jersey), 2009, 432 pages

  • How to serve the world’s poorest people and make a profit
  • New strategies and tactics for building winning businesses in today’s emerging markets
  • New bottom of the pyramid trends in technology, healthcare, consumer goods, finance, and beyond
  • Insights from top CEOs succeeding in emerging markets
  • New and updated case studies – from Jaipur Rugs’ revolutionary supply chain to Reuters’ data services for farmers

Corporate Social Responsibility as risk management, working paper no 10

Beth Kytle, John Gerald Ruggie, March 2005

A working paper of the Corporate Social Responsibility Group, Harvard University, John F Kennedy School of Government

Other references

EU green paper on promoting a European framework for Corporate Social Responsibility

Published by the Commission of the European Communities (Brussels), 2001

Building corporate accountability: emerging practices in social and ethical accounting, auditing and reporting

Simon Zadek, P Pruzan and R Evans, published by Earthscan (London), 1997

Corporate Social Responsibility as risk management, working paper no 10, a working paper of the Corporate Social Responsibility Group

Beth Kytle, John Gerald Ruggie, published by Harvard University, John F Kennedy School of Government (Boston), 2005

Online article by Ian Worthington: Stakeholders and how they affect your business

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