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CSR is dead. What comes next?

Corporate Social Responsibility is, at best, only a partial solution — one which can be misused to create an illusion of responsibility.
CSR is dead. It’s over!

 GreenBiz   by Michael Townsend    Monday, January 12, 2015

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CSR isn't dead — but it may be fading

As a recruiting and consulting professional who interacts daily with job-seekers and employers in the sustainability space, I was intrigued by Michael Townsend’s recent article "CSR is Dead," which originally ran at 2degrees.

 GreenBiz   by Ellen Weinreb    Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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The Truth About CSR

Most companies have long practiced some form of corporate social and environmental responsibility with the broad goal, simply, of contributing to the well-being of the communities and society they affect and on which they depend.

 Harvard Business Review   by Kasturi Rangan,Lisa Chase,Sohel Karim    January 2015

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It's the value, stupid: 11 tools to boost the business case for CSR

Value for shareholders, value for local communities, value for stakeholders: these are the considerations that should underpin corporate social responsibility program and budget decisions and actions.

 GreenBiz   by Wayne Dunn    Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Crony Capitalism and its implications for CSR

“One of the greatest dangers to the growth of developing countries is the middle income trap, where crony capitalism creates oligarchies that slow down growth. If the debate during the elections is any pointer, this is a very real concern of the public in India today. An important issue in the recent election was whether we had substituted the crony socialism of the past with crony capitalism, where the rich and the influential are alleged to have received land, natural resources and spectrum in return for payoffs to venal politicians. By killing transparency and competition, crony capitalism is harmful to free enterprise, opportunity, and economic growth. And by substituting special interests for the public interest, it is harmful to democratic expression” -Raghuram Rajan,RBI chief, while delivering the Lalit Doshi memorial lecture in Mumbai, August 2014.

 Responsible Business India   by Amita Joseph   Friday,September 5, 2014

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