CSR and Sustainability: From the Margins to the Mainstream: A Textbook, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

CSR and Sustainability

From the Margins to the Mainstream: A Textbook, 1st Edition

Edited by Michael Hopkins


491 pages

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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 the laws and standards for CSR, Branding and the Supply Chain, George Starcher provides a framework for Socially Responsible Restructuring, and Adrian Henriques explores Social Accounting and Stakeholder Dialogue.


… A valuable textbook that serves as a guide for practitioners and an initial eye opener for younger scientists starting their careers in the areas of CSR and sustainability. To that end, the textbook is a useful, essential, and must-read for students, newcomers, and practitioners. - Journal of Sustainable Development; Vol. 9, No. 5; 2016 - Cesar Poveda

Table of Contents

List of figures, tables and boxesComments on this bookAcknowledgementsGlossary and definitions of main CSR termsPart I The theoretical dimensions of CSR1. Introduction and summary of bookMichael Hopkins2. CSR and sustainabilityMichael Hopkins3. CSR and international developmentMichael HopkinsPart II: CSR in practice4. CSR and business ethicsMichael Hopkins5. CSR measurement and impact analysisMichael HopkinsEnrique Torres6. CSR, social accounting and stakeholder dialogueAdrian Henriques7. Small business social responsibilityVivek Soundararajan and Laura Spence8. Responsible enterprise restructuringGeorge Starcher9. CSR, branding and supply chains: Laws, voluntary standards and verificationDeborah LeipzigerPart III: Business and CSR in society10. Business and human rightsOlga Lenzen11. Labour, employment and CSR: The need for a planetary bargainMichael Hopkins12. The business case for CSR: Estimating future earnings and impacts of CSR projectsJacques Bogh13. Socially responsible investment (SRI)Julian Roche14. CSR and sustainable development in practice: Examples from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India and KenyaMichael Hopkins15. CSR in the oil and gas sectorTom StephensPart IV: Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility 16. Practical implementation of strategic CSRMichael HopkinsAdrian Payne17. How is traditional business strategy linked to CSR?Abby GhobadianMichael Hopkins18. Integrated reportingMervyn KingMichael Hopkins19. Leveraging your CSR initiatives: Strategic communication to build your reputation with key stakeholdersLawrence Gikaru20. In conclusionMichael HopkinsAbout the authorAbout the contributors

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate Governance