Emerging South-centered CSR Agenda

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Emerging South-centered CSR Agenda
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
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.

But because businesses have adopted CSR mainly as a business case, the extent to which private sector CSR practi...Sign up

CSR as a Development Tool
Ismael Bena - MBA, Management Consultant, Netherlands, SIG Leader
I believe you raised a very good point here, and it correctly raises concern since corporations increasingly seek to incorporate Corporate Shared Valu...Sign up

CSR is a Development Tool
Love Lonnroth, Management Consultant, Sweden, Member
Many companies, notably Unilever and H&M, are already pushing the development agenda with both suppliers and governments in their efforts to create su...Sign up

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