1st Edition

Business and Sustainable Development in Africa Medicine or Placebo?

    228 Pages 3 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    228 Pages 3 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The book offers new critical insights into the relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development in Africa.

    The extent to which CSR initiatives can contribute to sustainable development in Africa remains debatable. This book examines in a very clear structure how, when, and whether CSR initiatives are able to contribute to the realization of the sustainable development goals, peace, and environmental sustainability at the micro-levels of society. It also explores some macro-level issues such as the relationship between taxation and CSR, CSR and human rights, and CSR and public governance and, in so doing, challenges existing CSR dogmas.

    With themes aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this book provides useful practical guidance for policymakers and business leaders seeking to better understand the strength and limitations of CSR as a vehicle for advancing sustainable development in Africa. It will also appeal to scholars, researchers, and students of African studies, development studies, international business, strategic management, and business and society.

    Introduction: The Nexus of Business, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Sustainable Development in Africa

    Uwafiokun Idemudia, Francis Xavier Tuokuu, and Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong

    1. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainable Development in Africa: A Critical Overview

    Uwafiokun Idemudia

    2. Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights

    Raymond A. Atuguba

    3. Corporate Social Responsibility and Conflicts in Africa

    Francois Lenfant

    4. Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development in Africa: Issues and Prospects

    Uwafiokun Idemudia, Francis Xavier Dery Tuokuu, Marcellinus Essah, and Emmanuel Graham

    5. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Taxation in Africa: The Battle for the Ethics of Tax and Responsible Governance

    Adaeze Okoye

    6. Tackling Climate Change in Africa through Corporate Social Responsibility

    Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong, Olushola Emmanuel Ajide, and Oluyomi Abayomi Osobajo

    7. Corporate Social Responsibility and Institutional Strengthening: A RARE Model for Anti-corruption in Africa

    Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong

    8. CSR and Environmental Sustainability Implementation in Mining: Perspectives from Ghana

    Prince Amoah and Gabriel Eweje

    9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goals Through Corporate Social Responsibility

    Uwem E. Ite


    Uwafiokun Idemudia is a professor and chair of the Department of Social Science at York University, Canada. He teaches in the Business and Society, Development Studies, and African Studies programmes.

    Francis Xavier Dery Tuokuu is a lecturer in sustainability at Bournemouth University, UK.

    Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong is an associate professor of strategy and international business at the School of Management, University of Bath, UK.