Corporate responsibility and sustainable development are two concepts that may be able to reconcile many of the big challenges facing the world; challenges such as tensions between respect for the natural environment, social justice, and economic development; the long view versus short-term imperatives and the competing priorities between developed and developing economies.
This book explores the gaps and overlaps between corporate responsibility and sustainable development. These concerns overlap because they implicate corporate practices, state development policy challenges, the concerns and priorities of non-governmental organisations, and the potential for innovative forms of organisation to address these challenges. This collection examines these questions in terms of tensions and interdependencies, between competing claims to resources, rights and responsibilities, strategy and governance, between public and private interest, and the implications for equity and the common good over the long term.
This is a valuable resource for researchers, lecturers, practitioners, postgraduate and final year undergraduates in business strategy, international business and international management, public sector policy and management, international development, political economy. It is also suitable for more specialist courses on sustainability, corporate responsibility, governance and international development.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1. Challenging Corporate Accountability 1. Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Accountability: A Historical Overview Alexios Antypas,, Magdalena Paszkiewicz, and Stephen Stec 2. Corporate Human Rights Risk: Reconciling Law and Firm Behaviour Audrey Mocle Part 2. Community Interests and Responsibility 3. A Space of Isolation: entrepreneurship in a time of crisis in Italy Michele Filippo Fontefrancesco 4. Locating Local Community Interests between Government’s Assurances and Investor’s Expectations Ciprian N. Radavoi Part 3. Reconciling Stakeholder Expectations 5. Health and well-being vulnerability of the socio-economically disadvantaged: The role of food Louise Manning 6. Explaining Corporate Social Performance through Multilevel Analysis Orr Karassin and Aviad Bar-Haim Part 4. Effecting Sustainable Partnerships 7. A Theory of Public-Private Sustainable Development Partnerships Duane Windsor 8. Meta-regulation for Environmental Monitoring and Corporate Sustainability Reporting Nadia B. Ahmad 9. Timber companies and state building in the Congo Basin Andrea Iff Conclusions
Lez Rayman-Bacchus is Visiting Research Fellow at University of Winchester Business School, UK.
Philip R. Walsh is Associate Professor at Ryerson University, Canada.