1st Edition

Corporate Social Responsibility and Law in Africa
Theories, Issues and Practices

ISBN 9781003009825
Published March 31, 2020 by Routledge
236 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book examines the conception of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Africa, expanding it’s frontiers beyond corporate reporting, voluntary corporate charity and community development projects.

Taking a corporate law perspective on CSR, the author combines theory and practice to explain how CSR interacts with of sustainable development and sets an agenda for effective operationalization in Africa. The book not only devises an enforcement mechanism towards embedding effective CSR and sustainable development in Africa but also addresses CSR greenwash on the continent. The author critically examines CSR practices, legal and regulatory techniques in Nigeria and South Africa in the context of contexts of international regulatory dialogues and shows how corporate socially responsible behaviour can be effectively embedded within business communities in Africa.

Increasing our understanding of the theoretical, legal and regulatory frameworks supporting corporate responsibility, this book will be of interest to scholars, policy makers and practitioners in the fields of Africa law, corporate law, corporate social responsibility and African business.

Table of Contents

Part I: Background, Theories And Global Outlook  1. Introduction  2. Theoretical Underpinnings of CSR Practices  3. CSR Implementation and International Regulatory Framework  Part II: CSR Conceptual and Regulatory Framework in Africa  4. CSR In Nigeria  5. CSR In South Africa  Part III: CSR And Regionalism in Africa  6 . Roadmap to Embedding CSR In Africa  7. Model CSR Policy Framework for Africa - The Responsible Stakeholder Model 

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Nojeem A. Amodu is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa (CCLA), Department of Commercial Law of the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. He also holds an appointment as a Research Associate in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) School of Law, University of London, United Kingdom.