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Keeping business on board : debating corporate social responsibility

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Abstract: There is a growing belief, known as the ‘business case’, that commercial profits can go hand in hand with social, economic and environmental benefits. This encourages the idea that the private sector can help combat poverty by practicing corporate social responsibility (CSR). There is a lot of debate surrounding the merits of CSR. One expert notes that it can be concluded that the business involvement in addressing the issue of poverty is far from settled, first by a lack of meaningful benchmarks, approaches and measurement tools. Second, too low ambitions – and too optimistic expectations – might also dampen the efforts of the business sector in explicitly addressing poverty.
Authors: Quak, E.
Category: General
End Page: 17
Serial number: 9
ISSN: 1874-2033
Journal: The Broker
Keywords: aid programmes , private sector , enterprises , sustainable development , poverty
Language: eng
Organization: The Broker
Year: 2008
Right: © 2008 IDP. This article has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported license.
Subject: Economic Development and Trade
Start Page: 16
Title: Keeping business on board : debating corporate social responsibility