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Exploring a Flawed Paradigm: Why Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not enough

Exploring a Flawed Paradigm: Why Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not enough | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is outdated and counterproductive to successful enterprise and the global sustainability imperative."

 

Chad Park, Executive Director of The Natural Step Canada, explains why incorporating environmental and social considerations into a business-as-usual approach is a flawed sustainable business paradigm.

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Commission’s “responsible business” package remains stuck in old concepts

Commission’s “responsible business” package remains stuck in old concepts | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"The European Commission presented on 25 October a package of measures to support social entrepreneurship, reduce red tape for small businesses and make the extracting and logging industry more transparent in its reporting of activities with foreign governments."

 

Read my critical evaluation of the EU's new proposals on CSR and social businesses.

 

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Deloitte: Integrated Reporting by Businesses Will Bring Extensive Benefits to Organizations and to Stakeholders

The movement toward integrated reporting on environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues continues to gain momentum despite the relatively slow spread of regulatory mandates in this area, according to a recent paper, "Integrated Reporting: A better view?" by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL).

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Top 12 Predictions for Corporate Responsibility in 2012

Top 12 Predictions for Corporate Responsibility in 2012 | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Senior Vice President and Director of Global Marketing at Fenton, Susan McPherson shares her predictions for corporate responsibility in 2012.
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More responsible businesses can foster more growth in Europe

More responsible businesses can foster more growth in Europe | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

The European Commission presented on 25 October a package of measures to stimulate "responsible business".

 

It is remarkable to see how the Commission still frames this within the CSR (corporate social responsbility) and growth narrative and seems to have little knowledge of recent progress in thinking and practices on the role of businesses in a resource-constrained world.

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