Professionals´ Perspectives of Corporate Social Responsibility
Idowu, Samuel O., Leal Filho, Walter (Eds.)
2010, XVIII, 445 p.
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Offers extensive examples of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in all industries and regions
Serves as the perfect follow-up to the book Global Perspectives of CSR
Since the general acceptance of the field of corporate social responsibility worldwide, corporate entities and those who act for them either as executives or "ordinary" employees are expected to be socially responsible. Being socially responsible has a number of quantifiable and unquantifiable benefits for the entity and its stakeholders. It improves the entity’s bottom line results, protects jobs, and is also better for the environment. As such, it makes good sense for professionals and those that they interact with as colleagues, suppliers of goods and services, lenders etc to want to take the issue of CSR seriously. This perhaps explains why this book has chosen to explore how nineteen professions across the world have integrated and continue to impress upon their staff the importance of CSR in their operational activities. We are constantly reminded that our world’s natural resources are exhaustible; we can therefore no longer live for today alone if we do not want to cause substantial problems for future generations.