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Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry Author Michael Murray
ISBN-10 9781134233007
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 414
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The construction process, right through from planning and design to use and demolition, has a major impact on society. Traditionally, concern has been focused on its environmental impact and the quest for sustainability, but this has now extended into the wider remit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Essentially, this means that businesses must act (voluntarily) in a socially ethical manner by developing a policy that encompasses the core principles enshrined by CSR. A unique presentation on a topic of emerging importance, Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry is essential reading for all built environment undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as CEOs and senior managers within construction businesses who may be about to embark on developing a CSR strategy.



Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry Author Michael Murray
ISBN-10 9781134232994
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 414
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The construction process, right through from planning and design to use and demolition, has a major impact on society. Traditionally, concern has been focused on its environmental impact and the quest for sustainability, but this has now extended into the wider remit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Essentially, this means that businesses must act (voluntarily) in a socially ethical manner by developing a policy that encompasses the core principles enshrined by CSR. A unique presentation on a topic of emerging importance, Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry is essential reading for all built environment undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as CEOs and senior managers within construction businesses who may be about to embark on developing a CSR strategy.



Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry Author Mike Murray
ISBN-10 9780415362085
Release 2008-08-28
Pages 410
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The construction process, right through from planning and design to use and demolition, has a major impact on society. Traditionally, concern has been focused on its environmental impact and the quest for sustainability, but this has now extended into the wider remit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Essentially, this means that businesses must act (voluntarily) in a socially ethical manner by developing a policy that encompasses the core principles enshrined by CSR. A unique presentation on a topic of emerging importance, Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry is essential reading for all built environment undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as CEOs and senior managers within construction businesses who may be about to embark on developing a CSR strategy.



Social Enterprise in the Construction Industry

Social Enterprise in the Construction Industry Author Martin Loosemore
ISBN-10 9781317583936
Release 2015-08-27
Pages 230
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Through the emerging lens of social enterprise, this book examines how the global construction industry can engage more effectively with the communities in which it builds, addressing disadvantage and environmental degradation to leave a positive legacy for future generations. Combining insights from leading research and real-life case studies of social enterprise in the construction sector, the result is a practical framework which will help social enterprises, clients, consultants and construction firms work collectively to build a thriving social enterprise sector. Readers of this timely book will learn to embrace social enterprise and an important new sector in the global construction industry. They will learn to see community involvement as an opportunity rather than a risk, and fully understand the broader role they can play in building a fairer and more sustainable society.



Corporate Social Responsibility in Management and Engineering

Corporate Social Responsibility in Management and Engineering Author Carolina Machado
ISBN-10 9788793609617
Release 2018-03-07
Pages 260
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Referring to an organizations responsibility for their impact on society, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is greatly relevant for the competitiveness, sustainability and innovation in the management and engineering arena of organizations, and the economy worldwide. Taking in account its these concerns, Corporate Social Responsibility in Management and Engineering covers the issues related to corporate social responsibility in management and engineering in a context where organizations are facing, day after day, high challenges for what concerns issues related to their social responsibility. The book looks to contribute to the exchange of experiences and perspectives about the state of the research related to CSR, as well as the future direction of this field of research. It looks to provide a support to academics and researchers, as well as those that operating in the management field need to deal with policies and strategies related to CSR.



The UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact Author Maria-Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez
ISBN-10 9781784412944
Release 2015-01-29
Pages 240
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Since the launch of the UN Global Compact, over 12,000 organisations worldwide have voluntarily adopted and promoted its values and Ten Principles. This edited volume brings together international contributions that explore specific implications for business from managerial, legal, behavioural and sociological perspectives.



Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mining Industries

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mining Industries Author Natalia Yakovleva
ISBN-10 9781351948371
Release 2017-05-15
Pages 324
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Based on the concept of corporate social responsibility, this book analyses modern approaches adopted by mining companies that could minimise negative impacts of mining and enhance positive benefits to corporate stakeholders. Using a case study of two mining sectors (gold and diamond mining) the book evaluates policies and practices of mining companies within four key areas of corporate social responsibility: environmental protection, health and safety, employee relations and community development. Also included is an assessment of three models for community development that are developed within the mining industries: company-led approach, establishment of corporate foundation and tri-sector partnership. The study analyses management of corporate social responsibility issues with specific reference to mining in the Russian Federation and provides a comparison with global mining companies.



Making Corporate Social Responsibility a Global Concern

Making Corporate Social Responsibility a Global Concern Author Lisbeth Segerlund
ISBN-10 9781317102519
Release 2016-05-06
Pages 220
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In recent decades, claims have increasingly been made on transnational corporations to take responsibility for the promotion and protection of human and labour rights in countries where they operate. This behavioural obligation results from the persistent advocacy of non-governmental organizations and is commonly known as corporate social responsibility (CSR). Driven by the theory of the 'norm life cycle model', the book uses an interesting range of case studies, including Nike and the anti-apartheid movement, to trace the development of CSR as an international norm. The development is examined through five selected non-governmental organizations: Clean Clothes Campaign, Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International, Global Exchange, International Business Leaders Forum and the International Labor Rights Fund. The book makes a lucid contribution to an emerging scholarship, and will interest researchers and practitioners involved in issues of global governance and global civil society.



Responsible Corporate Strategy in Construction and Engineering

Responsible Corporate Strategy in Construction and Engineering Author Martin Loosemore
ISBN-10 0415459095
Release 2011
Pages 176
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The role that communities have to play in the evolution and implementation of an effective strategy is often overlooked, despite the fact that it is becoming increasingly important and complex. This book addresses how consulting and contracting firms in the construction and engineering industries integrate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into business strategy and how this translates into better business performance. In the context of the current global drive towards sustainability, it seeks to untangle the rhetoric and reality of CSR, providing a guide to effective and meaningful engagement with the community in the boardroom. Ideas, concepts, theories and debates in the previously separate areas of corporate performance; corporate social responsibility; corporate strategy and; corporate governance are integrated for the first time in this book, promoting a more liberal and wider debate about CSR. The result is an important and timely examination of a new challenge which faces every firm in the engineering and construction industry, from the very largest transnational corporations, to consultants and to the many thousands of small and medium sized enterprises that employ the vast majority of people in the industry. Contemporary research is integrated with practice throughout this book in a clear and easy-to-follow style. The extensive use of real-life examples ensures that the content is of value to managers who have to deal with the reality of the industry on a day-to-day basis. The case studies of some of the world's leading firms provide rich qualitative data to support the arguments and are an excellent source of learning and teaching material to the subject of CSR for students.



Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility Author Dongyong Zhang
ISBN-10 9781317609315
Release 2017-11-06
Pages 270
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an important concept in the last few decades. Although it originated in the developed countries of the West, the concept has been embraced and adapted by corporations and policy-making agencies in many developing countries. Not surprisingly, given the importance of growth and development as policy objectives in these countries, CSR has had a significant impact on sustainable development. Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility explores the evolution of CSR across the developed and developing world, with a particular focus on China and sustainable development. Through an extensive review of the literature and relevant case studies, the book examines whether CSR can make a contribution to sustainable development, how the patterns of CSR in developed Western economies compare to that in the rapidly growing economy of China, what trade-offs take place between CSR and economic growth as well as the future of CSR and its possible impact on the global sustainable development agenda. This book is a valuable resource for academics and upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of human/social geography, economics, business studies, sustainable development, development studies and environmental studies.



Managing Corporate Social Responsibility in Action

Managing Corporate Social Responsibility in Action Author Frank de Bakker
ISBN-10 9781317101857
Release 2016-05-13
Pages 280
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Since the mid 1990s political and public debates about the social responsibilities of firms have gained renewed force. Although CSR seems to be a well defined concept in management literature, in its diverse applications the CSR concept loses much of its pertinence. In Managing Corporate Social Responsibility in Action, the authors focus on different aspects of managing CSR in action to capture differences between discourse and practice. By examining the question from three angles - talking about CSR, doing CSR and measuring CSR - they attempt to make sense of the difference between practice and reality. This volume considers ways to overcome the difficulties that arise around CSR in action.



Corporate Social Responsibility Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Corporate Social Responsibility  Entrepreneurship  and Innovation Author Kenneth Amaeshi
ISBN-10 9781136176517
Release 2013-02-15
Pages 162
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Despite its recent popularity in literature, theory, and practice, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) remains a vague concept that struggles to define itself beyond the confines of corporate philanthropy or sustainability. In some circles, it is a response to the present and anticipated climate change challenges, while in others it focuses on fair trade, corporate governance, and responsible investment. What then is CSR, and how do we understand its purpose? In Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation, authors Kenneth Amaeshi and Paul Nnodim consider the governance of corporate externalities (positive and negative impacts of firms on society and the environment) as the main thrust of the CSR discourse – a field that hitherto only the state has regulated, with sometimes coercive actions. This book contributes to the theorization of CSR by presenting the meaning of CSR in a clear and distinct manner, giving the ongoing CSR debate a new direction anchored on a firm economic philosophy. It reinforces the view of firms as social institutions as well as economic actors, establishing CSR as a form of justice rather than philanthropy. Articulating CSR as private governance of corporate externalities, for the first time, this book provides researchers with a new paradigm to translate knowledge into action and offers reflective managers an alternative framework in which to explore their corporate strategies and decisions.



The Practical Guide to Corporate Social Responsibility

The Practical Guide to Corporate Social Responsibility Author Stephen Asbury
ISBN-10 9781317450498
Release 2016-04-14
Pages 306
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Corporate social responsibility has gained substantial traction in recent decades but many still struggle with conveying the importance of integrating ethics and environmental and social values within the demands of a business world understandably concerned with making profit. First published in 2009 as ‘Do the Right Thing’, The Practical Guide to Corporate Social Responsibility guides you through the basics, teaching how to recognise CSR benefits and put principles into practice in a business-focussed way. This new edition helps readers get to grips with improving their organisation's environmental management, sustainability, health and safety and trading ethics with straightforward guidance and tips. A new ‘Do The Right Thing’ Model assists organisations with identifying risks and frames corporate social responsibility in a business context accessible to all. Features include: An updated Do the Right Thing Model aligned to the new ISO high level structure for management system standards 20 global case studies to demonstrate how the model can impact performance A corporate social responsibility policy template for your organisation’s use Helpful 'Test your thinking' exercises to check your understanding and stretch your working knowledge 100 practical actions for you to start implementing today This is an essential introduction to the complex areas of corporate social responsibility that affect health and safety practitioners, environmental managers, human resources personnel and those working with quality and business assurance. It will also be critical reading for those looking to understand how CSR fits into the new high level structure of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.



Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility Author D. Hawkins
ISBN-10 9780230625815
Release 2006-03-28
Pages 280
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Many companies recognize the importance of corporate social responsibility, but seek to understand how this can be harmonized with current profitability. This new approach draws upon many contemporary examples to show how to balance short term profitability with long term sustainability.



Corporate Social Responsibility Sustainability and Public Relations

Corporate Social Responsibility  Sustainability and Public Relations Author Donnalyn Pompper
ISBN-10 9781135007232
Release 2015-11-19
Pages 198
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While public relations offers numerous assets for organization-stakeholder relationship building and for ethical corporate social responsibility and sustainability communication, it also faces challenges linked to negative perceptions of the profession which can lead to accusations of "greenwashing." This innovative book critically explores the growing, complex and sometimes contradictory connections among public relations, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. This book advocates a postmodern insider-activist role for public relations which can transform organizations into moral places committed to people, planet, and profit. By amplifying voices of nearly 100 for-profit and nonprofit professionals, and using hermeneutic phenomenological theme analyses of CSR/Sustainability reports and websites, this book invokes public relations, postmodern and critical theories to empower public relations professionals to transform organizations into ethical, authentic and transparent actors in the public sphere. It is essential reading for scholars, educators and enquiring professionals working in public relations, corporate communication, sustainability and corporate social responsibility.



Corporate Social Responsibility and Urban Development

Corporate Social Responsibility and Urban Development Author E. Werna
ISBN-10 9780230236677
Release 2009-01-20
Pages 245
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Urban development cooperation needs innovative solutions. Despite many efforts, international assistance has failed to address the challenges faced by cities in developing countries. This book seeks to raise awareness about the value of corporate social responsibility as a tool in urban development assistance.



Corporate Social Responsibility and Development in Pakistan

Corporate Social Responsibility and Development in Pakistan Author Nadeem Malik
ISBN-10 9781134625406
Release 2014-08-13
Pages 168
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has not only become an important concept for corporate organizations but also civil society, community, state and the multilateral and bilateral development agencies. It has acquired great significance in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008, not only in the advanced economies, but also in emerging and developing countries. In contemporary Pakistan problems of poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, and human rights violations are frequent. These problems cannot be dealt with by the state and civil society alone and call for corporate involvement. Backed by rich empirical data, based on extensive fieldwork and complemented with the official data sources, this book offers a detailed analysis of the socially responsible corporate policies and practices of companies operating in the emerging economy of Pakistan. Employing qualitative and quantitative research methods, it examines the sensitivity of companies in Pakistan to CSR measured in terms of their policies and perceptions about CRS, their CSR development activities, perceptions about development Non-Governmental Organisations, and channels and forms of support for development projects(both monetary and non-monetary). Filling a significant gap in our understanding of an important part of contemporary Pakistan’s development and the outlook of companies towards CSR, the book will be of interest to policymakers and scholars working in the fields of Development Studies, Business Studies and Asian Studies.