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The Enlightened Shareholder Value Principle and Corporate Social Responsibility
A theoretical and qualitative analysis

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ISBN 9780367410247
July 8, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
233 Pages

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Book Description

The Enlightened Shareholder Value principle and Corporate Social Responsibility are areas of increasing academic and research interest. However, discussions on the ESV principle in relation to CSR are very limited. This book provides a critical analysis of the impact of the concept of ESV, embedded in the Companies Act 2006, on CSR and explores the scope for reform. Along with analysing existing empirical research, it presents the findings of an empirical study conducted to determine whether the concept of ESV is capable of promoting or assisting CSR.

The book also examines whether implementing an ESV approach has had any impact on the CSR practices of multinational corporations that originate in the UK and operate in developing nations, as in order to assess whether the ESV principle links to CSR both its domestic and international impact need to be considered. This analysis was undertaken through the lens of a case study on the ready-made garments industry in Bangladesh, with some focus on the Rana Plaza factory disaster. This study also assists in demonstrating the changes that need to be made to improve the current situation. Lastly, the book addresses the need for reform in the area and provides possible suggestions for reform.

This interdisciplinary book will be of great interest to students and scholars of corporate law, corporate governance and business studies in general as well as policymakers, NGOs and government departments in many countries around the world working in the fields of CSR, sustainability and global supply chains.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Background  2. Theories of Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility  3. The Enlightened Shareholder Value Principle  4. The Impact of ESV on CSR: Theoretical and Empirical Analysis  5. The ESV Principle, CSR and Multinational Corporations: A Case Study  6. The Scope for Reform 

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Taskin Iqbal is a Lecturer in Law at the City Law School, City, University of London, UK.