The Planetary Bargain: Corporate Social Responsibility Comes Of Age

Hardcover | December 15, 1998

byMichael Hopkins

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Unemployment remains stubbornly high in the richest nations of the world, and large transnational corporations continually downsize. A few get richer, but many are wondering where they will find customers for their goods amid the growing impoverishment of many developing countries. This book touches on the problem by examining the issue of corporate social responsibility, arguing that it is both good for business and essential for future prosperity and stability. It presents the case for a worldwide agreement, or "planetary bargain," between the private and public sectors and looks at the implications of such an idea. The book includes case studies of international companies who have adopted socially responsible programs and analyzes research in this area over the past two decades.

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Unemployment remains stubbornly high in the richest nations of the world, and large transnational corporations continually downsize. A few get richer, but many are wondering where they will find customers for their goods amid the growing impoverishment of many developing countries. This book touches on the problem by examining the issu...

Michael Hopkins runs a London-based international research and consulting company that specializes in international social development issues for both the public and private sectors.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:247 pages, 8.78 × 5.72 × 0.91 inPublished:December 15, 1998Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan

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ISBN - 10:0312218338

ISBN - 13:9780312218331

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Table of Contents

Why Socially Responsible Enterprises * The Need for a Planetary Bargain * The Seven Azimuths: Who are the Stakeholders * Codes of Ethics * SRE in Practice * SRE in Selected Industrialized Countries * Frameworks to Measure SRE * How Best to Measure What is a SRE * Empirical Application of SRE Indicators * Developing Country Implications of a Planetary Bargain * Conclusion: The Next Millennium *