Over the years I have come to understand what an economist said more than a century ago: there are no absolute truths in the social sciences (except this, he added). Therefore, I will not say yes or no to benchmarking Social Responsibility. However, answering this question well requires us to talk at length about what […]
PODCAST | The Panama Papers Huge Scandal
The Panama Papers are nothing new, but some aspects like the volume of the data and amount of VIPs involved make this case of tax evasion different.
CSR: What are the reasons of so much skepticism?
Consumers are suspicious of business ethics – especially corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. What are the counter-arguments and managerial solutions to address this skepticism? Arguments Against CSR First up, the hidden agenda behind business ethics and CSR programs is often called into question. A recent survey by the Center for Business in Society shows over […]
Corporate Governance, Compliance and Social Responsibility
There is a wide enough consensus now that social responsibility (SR) must somehow begin with the board of directors. That is not exactly the most ingrained practice at the moment, but . The board must assume the role of controller, promoter and judge of the company’s SR framework, making it a mandate for the board chairman/CEO and senior […]