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Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development
Exploring the nexus of private and public interests

ISBN 9781138304208
Published June 16, 2017 by Routledge
236 Pages

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Book Description

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  2. Corporate Human Rights Risk: Reconciling Law and Firm Behaviour  Part 2. Community Interests and Responsibilit3. A Space of Isolation: entrepreneurship in a time of crisis in Italy  4. Locating Local Community Interests between Government’s Assurances and Investor’s Expectations  Part 3. Reconciling Stakeholder Expectations  5. Health and well-being vulnerability of the socio-economically disadvantaged: The role of food  6. Explaining Corporate Social Performance through Multilevel Analysis Part 4. Effecting Sustainable Partnerships  7. A Theory of Public-Private Sustainable Development Partnerships  8. Meta-regulation for Environmental Monitoring and Corporate Sustainability Reporting  9. Timber companies and state building in the Congo Basin  Conclusions

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Lez Rayman-Bacchus is Visiting Research Fellow at University of Winchester Business School, UK.

Philip R. Walsh is Associate Professor at Ryerson University, Canada.