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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
Dr. TimothyCampbell, University of Dubai

Chapter Overview

Key Concepts

Business case; Business ethics; Ethical codes; Ethical consumerism; Social accounting; Socially responsible investment

By teaching social responsibility business schools can instil in each of their students the skills to change the world – and the intention to make a difference. (Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General)

The opening quote by Ban Ki-moon provides an indication of how widely accepted and endorsed corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become. It seems the transition of CSR from the periphery of business and societal thought to the mainstream is complete. Globally, governments are endorsing ...

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