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Responsible CSR: A new agenda beyond governance

Responsible CSR: A new agenda beyond governance

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2018) Responsible CSR: A new agenda beyond governance. In: 12th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, 9 - 10 February, 2018, Bengaluru (India).

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Abstract

Have boards been too concerned with preventing downsides and mitigating risks in order to protect a limited range of interests, rather than stepping up to address the challenges facing a wider range of stakeholders? Are companies contributing enough to society in return for the privilege of limited liability? As trust in many companies and business leaders continues to fall, do companies need a new mandate to operate in the face of pressing environmental, social, employment, sustainability and inclusion challenges? Do responses from boards need to be more holistic, innovative and fundamental than meeting minimum legal and regulatory requirements? Given that many of the challenges facing mankind affect large numbers of people of varying nationalities, social classes, religions and political views, addressing them can be evidence that an entity is vibrant and needed.

This Theme Paper for the forthcoming 12th International Conference on Social Responsibility raises questions for intending delegates and others to consider in a number of areas including to whom boards are accountable and responsible; the wider CSR and market environment; corporate citizenship; the board and CSR; strategic CSR; embedding CSR into business strategy; Government intervention; creating shared value; social innovation for economic growth and business sustainability; social entrepreneurship, CSR and inclusion; the challenges of funding CSR projects; implementing CSR and meeting obligations; partnering with social enterprises and NGOs; social media as a driver of CSR; expanding business globally; assessing and measuring the impact and performance of CSR; and reporting CSR performance.

Published as: Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2018), [Theme Paper for 12th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility], Responsible CSR: A New Agenda Beyond Governance, www.iodglobal.com, [http://www.iodglobal.com/images/csr2018/iccsr2018-theme-paper.pdf] 3rd January

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Additional Information: Theme Paper for 12th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility.
Uncontrolled Keywords: CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance, Governance, Boards of directors, Responsible business, Responsible leadership, Trust, Trust in business, Trust in business leaders, Government intervention, Regulatory requirements, Circular economy, Environmental sustainability, Sustainability, Climate change, UN development goals, Paris climate change agreement, integrated reporting, CSR strategy, Leadership, to whom boards are accountable and responsible; the wider CSR and market environment; corporate citizenship; the board and CSR; strategic CSR; embedding CSR into business strategy; Government intervention; creating shared value; social innovation for economic growth and business sustainability; social entrepreneurship, CSR and inclusion; the challenges of funding CSR projects; implementing CSR and meeting obligations; partnering with social enterprises and NGOs; social media as a driver of CSR; expanding business globally; assessing and measuring the impact and performance of CSR; and reporting CSR performance
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Business > Leadership & Organisational Behaviour Research Group (LOB)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Leadership & Organisational Behaviour Research Group (LOB)
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Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 11:13
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/18493

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