Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development
Is Business the Solution?
By (author) Michael Hopkins
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Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development by Michael Hopkins
Book DescriptionThe 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844073566
(234mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Hopkins
Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development, Paperback (October 2008)
Link Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with development. This book 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.
Planetary Bargain, Paperback (June 2003)» View all books by Michael Hopkins
Encroaching on corporate social responsibility (CSR) are concepts such as corporate sustainability and corporate citizenship, and older concerns with business ethics, business in society and the ethical corporation. This title explains the relations among these concepts.
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Author Biography - Michael Hopkins
MICHAEL HOPKINS is CEO of MHC International Ltd (London and Geneva), a research and service company that specializes in social development issues for the public and private sector. He is also Professor of Corporate and Social Research at Middlesex University Business School, UK, Visiting Professor at Brunel University, UK and author of The Planetary Bargain (2003, Earthscan).
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