NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN APPROACHES TO CSR
It is now obvious that CSR practices and its effectiveness vary across regions and localities. However, the mainstream CSR agenda still seems to neglect these differences and it can be criticized to be too Northern-oriented. The mainstream CSR agenda primarily focuses on Northern interests and priorities and does not consider Southern perspectives adequately.
These criticisms have resulted in the emergence of a Southern approach towards CSR, taking into account the needs and priorities of local communities in the South. In this approach, the CSR agenda which includes environmental and social responsibilities
, such as labor conditions and human rights, has been broadened to also include issues as poverty eradication and sustainable development
in developing countries.
THE CSR BUSINESS CASE
But because businesses have adopted CSR mainly as a business case, the extent to which private sector CSR practices can significantly contr (...) Read more? Sign up for free