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CSR and Sustainability
From the Margins to the Mainstream: A Textbook
Paper: 978 1 78353 446 3 / $56.95
Published: January 2016
Cloth: 978 1 78353 444 9 / $120.00
Published: January 2016
6 1/8" x 9 1/5"
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is steadily moving from the margins to the mainstream across the spectrum of private companies, NGOs and the public sector. It has grown from being a concept embraced by a small number of companies such as The Body Shop in the early 1990s to a widespread global movement. At its weakest level, it is represented by a few philanthropic gestures by organizations, but when applied in its most complete form, it can steer the organization or sector to deliver a fully fledged, system-wide, multi-stakeholder operation, accompanied by multiple types of certification.
For the first time, a book brings together key issues relating to CSR as they apply to different aspects of business; it is not another generalist title about CSR. Michael Hopkins, a leading expert in the field, is joined by a number of outstanding contributors to the book, to explain how CSR has evolved since the 1990s and to offer ground-breaking insights and practical and specific applications of the concept. For example, Mervyn King explains Integrating Reporting, Deborah Leipziger looks at CSR, Branding and the Supply Chain, George Starcher provides a framework for Socially Responsible Restructuring, and Adrian Henriques explores Social Accounting and Stakeholder Dialogue.
Table of Contents:
Theoretical Dimensions - More than Greenwash but Is CSR still relevant?
. Introduction and Summary of Book by Michael Hopkins
2. CSR and Sustainability by Michael Hopkins
3. CSR and International Development by Michael Hopkins
4. History of Corporate Social Responsibility by Michael Hopkins and Ron Cambridge
CSR in practice
5. CSR Measurement and Impact Analysis by Michael Hopkins and Enrique Torres
6. CSR, Social Accounting and Stakeholder Dialogue by Adrian Henriques
7. Small Business Social Responsibility by Vivek Soundararajan and Laura Spence
8. Socially Responsible Restructuring by George Starcher
9. CSR, Branding and Supply Chain Laws, Voluntary Standards and Verification by Deborah Leipziger
Business and CSR in Society
10. Business and Human Rights by Olga Lenzen
11. Labour/Employment and CSR The Need for a Planetary Bargain by Michael Hopkins
12. The Business Case for CSR by Jacques Bogh
13. Socially Responsible Investment by Julian Roche
14. CSR and Sustainable Development in Practice Country Based Examples by Michael Hopkins
15. CSR and Sustainability in the Oil Sector by Tom Stephens
Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility
16. Practical Implementation of CSR by Michael Hopkins and Adrian Payne
17. CSR and Strategic Management by Michael Hopkins and Abby Ghobadian
18. Integrated Reporting by Mervyn King and Michael Hopkins
19. Communication Strategy for CSR by Lawrence Gikaru
20. Concluding Remarks by Michael Hopkins
Table of Contents
Guest Post on CSRWire Talkback
Michael Hopkins on Dukascopy
Reviews & Endorsements:
"As you would expect from the expert author, this textbook on CSR contains both breadth and depth in terms of concepts and practice. It is essential reading both for newcomers to the field as well as seasoned practitioners and academics. This book will serve well as both a textbook and a reference book. The selection of contributors is impressive and represents a diverse spectrum of viewpoints and experiences that will augment the current and future research and practice of CSR."
- Archie B Carroll, Professor Emeritus
Terry College of Business, University of Georgia
"I was simply fascinated about this book. The moment I saw it, I started reading and could not stop until the evening. This book is both necessary and timely, as it enriches the European discussion on CSR that somehow got a little out of hand. It puts things back in perspective and by the contribution of world class authors, all experts in their fields, Michael has put together a very readable and understandable textbook that will remain a source of inspiration for academics, business and politicians alike for many years."
- Dr Thomas Osburg, Director of Europe Corporate Affairs
Intel Europe Corp
"I am a great supporter of social responsibility in football and am happy to see that Michael has developed a strategy for social responsibility. Not only does the book provide a roadmap for CSR but it also shows how CSR could be applied to football.
In the wider context, football is watched by an estimated 3.5 billion or half the world's population. Football bodies such as FIFA are increasingly aware of the role of its social responsibility because young people take as role models not only the players but all those involved in the game.
As such, football, and FIFA in particular, can be a strong player in bringing improvement to our societies. Michael looks at all stakeholders of football; they include both internal ones in management, and the coaches, owners and players, as well as external ones such as fans, local communities, media and government. Football crosses all boundaries and spectators can see the rainbow coalition of the players in many of the world's top clubs, thereby giving a platform for increasing diversity and anti-racism in society.
We saw, too, in the 2014 Brazil World Cup that ruling bodies such as FIFA cannot ignore social issues such as widespread poverty, corruption and impunity when building luxury stadiums for a few that then stay as monuments and are sometimes disused once the games are over. The stakeholder model that Michael has developed, and that can be applied to football institutions, provides a powerful basis to address not only issues within the game of football but also wider issues in our societies."
- Jerome Champagne, former Under-Secretary General
"A terrific book with state of the art thinking about corporate social responsibility."
- Ed Freeman, Professor
Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
"This book on CSR is a functional and business-like guide on CSR operational strategies. As an independent Director on various companies in a country where CSR is statutorily mandated, I find its practical outlines extremely helpful. Its a must-read."
- Yoginder Alagh, former Director of Tata Chemicals and Chancellor
Central University of Gujarat
"Michael has edited and published an invaluable treatise on Corporate Social Responsibility that will be a classic for a long time. He has clearly and boldly embedded a comprehensive and thought-provoking framework for asserting CSR in every institution in society."
- George Njenga, Dean and Vice Chancellor (Research)
Strathmore Business School
"It has always made business sense to listen to customers and to be a good neighbour. This book charts the way in which the Corporate Social Responsibility movement has helped businesses understand what is needed, measure what is achieved, and talk about their wider role. It is a good resume of a large and complex field of activity."
- John Redwood, Businessman
former Head of the Prime Minister's Policy Unit and MP, UK
"I am especially pleased to recommend to every decision-maker in private or public life this outstanding book as a holistic work that will enhance our understanding of the responsibility as well as the opportunities- that corporations have as part of our global society. I have admiration for Michael and the other authors for a unique achievement and our sincere appreciation for their contributions towards a better understanding of shared responsibilities towards the future. The maxim CSR is always good business for a corporation is certainly true and the UN encourages academia to plant that seed as early as possible in someones career. Michael will definitely galvanize many people in the classroom and in the boardrooms, as well as in the Cabinet rooms of many nations."
- Alex Mejia, former Vice Minister of Economy for the Republic of Ecuador and Director, Manager
UNITARs Decentralized Cooperation Programme
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