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Corporate Social Responsibility and the Consumer - 3.6 Corporate Social Responsibility and the consumer Due to the intensification of Social demands from consumers to companies, many research studies have being developed in order to clarify the effects that CSR has had on members of the organizations as well as on its external participants. In terms of the workforce, the application of a CSR scheme according to Herbst and Lloyd (2009) improves their morale and a sense of satisfaction of working in a responsible company makes them more loyal to the organization, creating a better atmosphere as well as increasing the effectiveness of the employee....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 1434 words
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Corporate and Individual Social Responsibility - Social responsibility is a moral principle of an entity, be it an organisation or individual, to act towards betterment of society at large. It is a duty that every firm and individual should perform so as to maintain the balance between the environment and economy. Their actions should lead towards sustainable development so as to safeguard the interests of the coming generations and at the same time fulfilling the needs of present population. The responsibility can be active, by performing activities that directly advance social goals, or passive, by avoiding any engagement in socially harmful act....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 372 words
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Views on Corporate Social Responsibility - Corporate Responsibility While the concept of an individual having responsibility is commonly recognized, modern views have lead to the emerging issue of corporate responsibility. Business Directory.com defines corporate social responsibility as, “A company’s sense of responsibility towards the community and environment (both ecological and social) in which it operates. Companies express this citizenship (1) through their waste and pollution reduction processes, (2) by contributing educational and social programs, and (3) by earning adequate returns on the employed resources.” But such a concept has been much disputed since a...   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 1003 words
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Chiquita Corporate Social Responsibility - After reading Kreitner’s (2008) Chapter 3 and the case study at the end, there are several reasons Chiquita has done the right thing in cleaning up their act. Corporate social responsibility is defined as “A company’s sense of responsibility towards the community and environment (both ecological and social) in which it operates. Companies express this citizenship (1) through their waste and pollution reduction processes, (2) by contributing educational and social programs, and (3) by earning adequate returns on the employed resources” (BusinessDictionary.com, n.d.)....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 464 words
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Business and Social Responsibility - The problem that was investigated consisted of a question that Milton Friedman posed in one of his articles, which was featured in The New York Times Magazine in 1970. The question was, “What does it mean to say that “business” has responsibilities” (Friedman, 2007, p. 173). Friedman (1970) elaborated on how businesses cannot have assigned responsibilities. Furthermore, he described how groups or individuals should be the only ones that can hold responsibilities, not businesses. He stated that associating responsibilities with the word business is too ambiguous....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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Our Individual Social Responsibility - Individual Social Responsibility is a moral belief where we as individuals, have a responsibility toward society. Being "socially responsible" is about all individuals behaving ethically and sensitively towards social, economic, and environmental issues. It is about being accountable for our actions and being conscious of the impact your actions have on others, our communities, and the environment. By taking an active participation in resolving some of the issues, we as individuals should all strive to set good examples by applying and adhering to socially responsible practices, such as improving the quality of lives for individuals and their families, volunteer energy and time towards impro...   [tags: Personal Social Responsibility, PSR] 423 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - Introduction This paper will discuss what major corporations doing with regard to corporate social responsibility. It will then investigate thoroughly five five major corporations which are leaders in community outreach and involvement: General Electric, DuPont, Motorola, ExxonMobil and Microsoft. Many large corporations are taking corporate social responsibility into account and making it a part of their everyday routine. Various companies have modified their ways of conducting day-to-day business routines and manufacturing processes in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint and help maintain sustainability....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility in Business - 1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2.0 INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY As a result of modern corporate scandals and rapid development of international business environments, social responsibility (SR) has become a key aspect of corporate competitive contexts. (Brammer, Williams and Zinkin, 2007). Businesses are under increasing pressure to incorporate SR amongst their profit-driven aims and have become increasingly accountable for their social and environmental actions. Increased interest in CSR developed in the mid 1990s as consumers began to lack their former trust in companies due to both environmental and financial scandals and it became noticeable that society was m...   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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Climate Change: Corporate Social Responsibility - 1. Introduction: In recent year, fighting climate change is a one of pivotal issues which require an interference from variety aspect in society, not merely a responsibility of government but also mandate of businesses. To defend a substanable growth of the business, taking care of stakeholder’s right should be paid attention, especially energy companies which directly integrate with government, community and environmental issue. A corporation is likely to obtain several perquisites throughout treats in a socially responsible manner, among them: the elevation of financial achievement and the mitigation of operating costs; the enrichment of the organization image and reputation; the upgrad...   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 2583 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Chapter I: Introduction 1.1 Background Corporate social responsibility according to Henderson (2001) can be defined as the commitment of organizations to help society by improving working and living conditions of employees, their families, and the community as a whole. The use of CSR as a discipline has its foundation on past centuries, when some kind of social awareness was practiced by companies at the time, nevertheless most authors concur that from the 1960’s onwards, the developmental pace of the subject increase considerably and it became the real basis in which CSR stands in current times, each of the last five decades has played an important role for the discipline, especial...   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 1275 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - The term Corporate Social Responsibility refers to a company’s responsibility to provide a benefit to the society the company affects. Corporate social responsibility incorporates dimensions of corporate responsibility, and corporate policy which include a company’s policy to hire minority or disabled workers, or taking a stance on social and political issues that benefit the community. The social portion of corporate social responsibility includes corporate charitable business contributions and expands on this common social business practice by invoking corporate social initiatives....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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Business Social Responsibility - According to Riahi (2009), organisations (FirstGroup plc etc) can in fact be deemed as social units deliberately constructed to seek specific goal. In such respect, further resonating catalytic for pro and pessimistic dialogue: Milton Friedman argued within a 1970 New York Times magazine article that the only “social responsibility of business,” is to “increase its profits.” “The corporation,” he wrote in his book, Capitalism & Freedom, “is an instrument of the stockholders who own it, if the corporation makes a contribution, it prevents the individual stockholders from himself deciding how he should dispose of his funds.” (M....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 624 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Corporations deal with a wide variety of social issues and problems; some directly related to their operations, some are not. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) can be defined as “the actions of an organization that are targeted toward achieving a social benefit over and above maximizing profits for its shareholders and meeting all its legal obligations” (Ghillyer 78). If this is the case, establishing appropriate and practical ethical guidelines in the workplace seems to be a reasonable request as a basis for corporate operations....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Introduction and the TRIGOS Rating A recent study published by Ernst and Young (2011) stated that 80% of top companies in Austria do not report their performance in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility. Reports that are published are not well integrated in the annual financial statements and are often not verified by external auditors. However, more and more companies adopt standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and become more and more aware of the importance of these issues. In identifying businesses that embrace a CSR concept, the TRIGOS award for companies with good CSR offers a well known and reliable source of information....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Introduction of CSR Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a widespread topic in business issues and critical sector. In the fast fast companies are facing fast change and consumers always on the topic of traceability of food chain. Consumers and governmental organizations are increasingly focusing their attention on corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. CSR research has evolved over the last 50 years (Carroll, 1999). CSR is divided as a four parts pyramid (Carroll, 1991). Firstly, the meaning of economic responsibility, organization should be profitable....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 1574 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - According to the Business Wire (2011), corporate social responsibility refers to organizations embracing responsibility for their actions and participating in activities that bring positive impacts to the environment, in which they operate, the consumers, employees, communities, general members of the public and all the stake holders. It involves proactively promoting the public stakeholder interests, and eliminating any practices that may harm the public. The decision maker puts into consideration the impact of the organization activities to the people, the environment and their profits....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Contemporary business is one of the most important factors to promote social development and six elements have significant influence on it. They are corporate social responsibility, technological paradigm shifts, financial market, legislation, environment issues and business ethics. Corporate social responsibility is called CSR for short. The definition of CSR is companies should be responsible for suppliers, costumers, environment and community besides earn profit and responsible for their shareholders....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 2783 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Business organizations regularly run into demands from various stakeholders groups when conducting day-to-day business. These demands are generated from employees, customers, suppliers, community groups, governments, and shareholders. Thus, according to Goodpaster, any person or group of people that can shape or can be shaped by attainment of the objectives by an organization is considered a stakeholder. Most business organizations recognize and understand their responsibilities to these groups and endeavor to honor and fulfill them....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 1916 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Company X is a plastic injection molding manufacturer located in Highland, Michigan. The company had started in 2005 and survived the hard economic times. Company X started out by first doing applique and added 6 months ago injection molding. There are two owners, and there are less than 75 employees. Every company small or large should take social responsibility. A1. Environmental considerations and recommendations (Planet). Just doing what is right and following the laws will make your company a good citizen, but is that really enough....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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Global Ethics and Social Responsibility - Background From time, Peru had been ruled by several prominent civilizations which had made changes to its agriculture, infrastructure, and central controlled government. Peru was ruled by the Incas from the 12th to 16th century. Peru then after achieving independence from Spain in 1821, was later categorized by political instability by the tyrant government. Juan Velasco a Peruvian General who ruled Peru from 1968-1980, under nationalistic movement supported industrialization, agriculture and elimination of foreign capital....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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Social marketing reflects corporate social responsibility - Introduction This assignment will initially describe social marketing and then indicate how corporations affect stakeholders through companies’ social marketing and responsibility. Following that, the importance and functions of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and social marketing will be demonstrated. Finally, it will explain how organizations reflect CSR and make a short conclusion to indicate the relationship between social marketing and CSR. Social Marketing In the past decades, the marketing environment has been changed radically....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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Corporate Social Responsibility in Transition Economy of Romania - Overview of the research: “Corporate Social Responsibility in transition economy of Romania” August 2010 Abstract The paper will look very concisely at the historical evolution of the social theory in order to emphasize the complexity of contemporaneous concept and their importance in researching management issues. This paper will also enunciate the role of the theoretical framework in researching management topics identifying theoretical orientation or paradigm of the research, formulating hypothesis and clear defining the aim and expectations of the research....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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Ben and Jerry´s: Balancing Financial Responsibility with Social Responsibility - Ben & Jerry’s was established by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield which met on seventh grade (1966) which led them to open the first ice-cream shop (1978) with a $12.000 investment in an old gas station situated in Burlington, Vermont (Ben & Jerry’s, 2013). Initially, they considered making bagels but apparently, they could not afford the necessary equipment (Cohen and Greenfield et al., 1997). The success that came from this shop lead them to pack ice-cream in pints (1980) for distribution across the region....   [tags: social responsibility, corporate culture]
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The Social Responsibility of a Software Engineer - The Social Responsibility of a Software Engineer Abstraction: The social responsibility is one of important responsibilities defined by ACM in its ethic codes for software engineer. Compare to other responsibilities, social responsibility is more remote and ambiguous. When a software engineer obtained the privilege to practice his/her right from the society, he/she is required to take corresponding responsibilities. But the definition of the responsibilities is not unified in computing professional community but heavily depended on the software engineer's personal life experience and the social environment around him/her....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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Coporate Social Responsibility of Leading Property Companies in Hong Kong - Leading Property Companies in Hong Kong, such as San Hung Kai Properties and Henderson Land Development Comapny Ltd are one of the sectors that are most influencing and profitable in this city. Holding a majority of lands, buildings and much capital, these firms have been being a major concern of the public in regard of their influence on the society. In this essay, differnet views on the coporate social responsibility (CSR) are examinated and justified using the shareholders theory, stakeholders theory and Peter Drucker's view on CSR....   [tags: corporate social responsibility]
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The Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility - The Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility With the interest in Corporate Social Responsibility growing, increasing numbers of organisations are incorporating CSR into their business operations in an effort to be seen acting as good corporate citizens, so what is CSR & what is it's role in today's organizations. The term CSR refers to a company?s obligation to maximize its positive impact on society, accommodating changing social, market & stakeholder pressures in an effort to achieve sustainable economic, social & environmental development throughout its operations and activities....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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Corporate Social Responsibility: Now and Then - With the recent corporate scandals involving such companies as Enron and Martha Stewart, the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has once again made its way to the forefront of contemporary management ideologies. However, CSR itself is not a new concept. In fact, societies as far back as the Ancient Mesopotamians (circa 1700 BC) incorporated CSR in their businesses. “King Hammurabi introduced a code in which builders, innkeepers or farmers were put to death if their negligence caused the deaths of others, or major inconvenience to local citizens.” With each new “Enron” managers of similar corporations are suddenly placed in the spotlight, causing plans to be put into action to...   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 1517 words
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Smokers’ Social Responsibility: Supporting Cigarette Ban in Outdoor Areas - Smokers’ Social Responsibility: Supporting Cigarette Ban in Outdoor Areas Audience: Smokers in the city Genre: An article in local newspaper Results of many researches have proven that concentrations of tobacco smoke in outdoor areas possess the risk to individuals, kids and environment. Even cigarette butts are equally hazardous for environment and many creatures, especially in sea. Therefore, the recently laid ban on smoking in outdoor area in our city is a good move. However, the support of smokers is very much needed to make it successful....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 1010 words
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Corporate And Social Responsibility - Corporate And Social Responsibility In recent years, Corporate and Social Responsibility has become an ever increasing concern and source of community debate. It is now socially accepted that corporations have some ongoing responsibility, though sometimes ignored, to set a good example, make decisions based on social good and on ensuring positive environmental practices. The two articles reviewed both focus on this corporate responsibility but they have very different approaches and draw very different conclusions....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 990 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility CSR - Corporate social responsibility ‘Corporate social responsibility’ (CSR) means that the firm has wider responsibilities in relation to objectives and people apart from the owners or shareholders (Beal and Goyen 2005). These responsibilities are achieved when the firm adapts all of its practices to ensure that it operates in ways that meet, or exceed, the ethical, legal, commercial and public expectations that society has of business. Objectives often associated with CSR include a responsibility to manage natural assets sustainably and not to pollute by chemical discharge, smell, noise, dust or other irritants; fair treatment of employees and ethical attitude towards clients....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 1352 words
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Business and Social Responsibility - Business and Social Responsibility It is widely known that for a business to be successful it needs to provide a good or service that is desired by the public and also to obtain a profit in providing said good or service. Now while these are the most important components to a successful business, they are not the only ones. The social responsibilities of a business include the following: environmental protection and preservation, employee safety and morale, product safety for the consumer. The financial manager must keep these three social responsibilities in mind when making any and all decisions....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 413 words
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Astrazeneca And Social Responsibility - In this essay I am going to look at AstraZeneca PLC one of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies. By describing several relevant cases and commenting on them I will try to evaluate the extent to which the Company acts under the principles framing its corporate governance and corporate social responsibility policies. To give brief overview, AstraZeneca PLC, formed on April 6, 1999, by the merger of British Zeneca Group PLC and Swedish Astra AB, is one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 1637 words
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Motivation And Social Responsibility Of The Free Market - There are more factors that affect job satisfaction and motivate employees to work for a particular company than the salary and benefits paid for their services. According to Hackman & Oldman's Job Characteristics Model, jobs should contain various characteristics in order to be a motivating job and to contribute to employee or job satisfaction. These characteristics are: skill variety, task identity, task significance, autonomy, and feedback. Along with this job's characteristics a motivating job should be structured in a way it allows for employee personal realization and goal achievement....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 892 words
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The Theme of Social Responsibility in Victorian England - How does dickens explore the theme of social responsibility in Victorian England. Charles dickens wrote ‘A Christmas Carol’ for a certain reason, and that reason was that he wanted to make people aware of the terrible situation the children of the poor were in. He visited a school in 1843 and was appalled by what he saw there. It was a school for the poorest children to teach them basic reading and writing skills. The children’s employment commission had also shocked him. At first dickens had the idea of writing a pamphlet called ‘an appeal to the people of England on behalf of the poor mans child’ but soon realised that seen as he was the most popular novelist of the time people would take...   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 720 words
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Wal-Mart and Corporate Social Responsibility - Wal-Mart and Corporate Social Responsibility The Wal-Mart Corporation is a multi-billion dollar low-cost retail organization, consisting of 6400 stores and 1.8 million sales associates worldwide. Wal-Mart’s influence on the retail world and the enormity of their corporate size is unparalleled. Wal-Mart can easily report sales of $312.4 billion dollars per fiscal quarter and net profits of $3.8 billion dollars. Wal-Mart promises her customers "Always low prices. Always!" and upholds this motto by providing low prices to her customers and high return on investment to her stockholders....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 1340 words
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Citigroup Corporate Social Responsibility Evalutation - Citigroup Corporate Social Responsibility Evaluation Corporate social responsibility has become a hot term in the past few years as corporations have become larger and even more powerful. Watch-dog organizations have been formed to monitor the actions of corporations and report “rogue” companies who do not mean their standards for being socially responsible. Recently, many companies have started to issue corporate social responsibility reports along with their annual reports. Citigroup, a financial services firm is one of these companies....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 1343 words
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Corperate Social Responsibility - A report outlining corporate social responsibility and it application by Circle Club Manchester. CONTENTS Page 3 – Summary Page 4 – Introduction Page 5 – Main findings Page 7 – Analyses Page 8 – Conclusion Page 9 – Recommendations Page 10 – Bibliography SUMMARY This report looks in to the subject of corporate social responsibility and focuses into a specific part of the subject. This report practically homes in on the recycling and waste management issues. The business this report is looking in to is the VIP venue of the circle Club in Manchester situated in the Barton arcade....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 1499 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Corporate social responsibility is becoming a key initiative and an essential tool in the growth of multinational corporations and the development of third world countries throughout the globe. The two concepts can work hand in hand to provide benefits for all; however difficulties in regulating and implementing corporate social responsibility need to be overcome before effective changes can be made. Definitions of corporate social responsibility can be somewhat varied depending on the perception and perspective an individual or group has towards the situation; the definition has also varied through time....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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Social and Individual Responsibility in Frankenstein - Social and Individual Responsibility in Frankenstein   Mary Shelly wrote Frankenstein in a time of wonder. A main wonder was whether you could put life back into the dead. Close to the topic of bringing life back into the dead was whether you could create your own being, like selective breeding but a bit more powerful. Close to where Mary lived there was a man named Vultair was experimenting putting electricity through Frogs to see if they could come back to life. With that going on close to her as well as the fear of a revolution and the pressure on her to think of a ghost story it is not surprising she thought of a horror story that would still be popular in the 21st Century....   [tags: Social Responsibility in Frankenstein] 1089 words
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Corporate Sponsored Education: The Limits Of Social Responsibility - Corporate Sponsored Education: The Limits Of Social Responsibility ABSTRACT: The business sector increasingly subsidizes financially challenged institutions. Representative examples would include health care, major sports arenas, and penal facilities. Among the recent beneficiaries of corporate largesse are schools. Such assistance blurs social roles and raises serious moral concerns, especially those of moral agency. Education, more so than other social institutions, determines the kind of citizen and moral character a person can become....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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Corporate Social Responsibility with HIV / AIDS Drugs - “Each year, just three diseases kill 5.4 million people worldwide. Malaria kills at least one million, mainly in developing countries, with 90% of the deaths in Africa. Tuberculosis causes 1.9 million deaths a year, almost all of them in developing countries, where resistance to the five major anti-tubercular drugs is spreading. Some 400,000 of the tuberculosis victims are also HIV positive. The yearly death toll for HIV/Aids is almost 2.5 million, with about 1.8 million concentrated in the Sub-Saharan Africa” The Times Higher 20/07/01 Assess the responsibilities of the pharmaceutical companies for providing low cost drugs to the poor people in the developing...   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 2477 words
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Social Responsibility of Physicians Regarding Health Care - Social Responsibility of Physicians Regarding Health Care I. Introduction The responsibility of physicians in the United States continues to increase as the country grows and becomes more diverse. Because social structures and religous concepts are so much a part of medicine, physicians must be aware of the responsibilities of social justice and cultural sensitivity. One of the ways that physicians must meet the demands of the increasingly diverse community is to become aware of the need for cultural sensitivity in the treatment of patients....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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Social Responsibility: Why Do We Support Sweatshops? - Scanning the conforming, ephemeral trendy masses, a large percent of the attire donned by the populace is made by cheap labor under horrible conditions. Many of the stores that fill malls and line streets are stocked with morally tainted products. Various popular brand names and stores use sweat shops as a means of production to maintain a low manufacturing cost, and reap a higher profit. Not only do these socially irresponsible conglomerates exist, they thrive on the blinded, and complacent materialistic society....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 741 words
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Social Responsibility in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Frankenstein: Social Judgement Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is a complex novel that was written during the age of Romanticism. It contains many typical themes of a common Romantic novel, such as dark laboratories, the moon and a monster; however, Frankenstein is anything but a common novel. Many lessons are embedded into this novel, including how society acts towards anything different.  The monster fell victim to the system commonly used by society to characterize a person by only his or her outer appearance....   [tags: Social Responsibility in Frankenstein] 786 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Customers are the end users of a company’s goods and services (1). They are possibly the largest stakeholder group that can be greatly affected by corporate social irresponsibility. They depend on businesses to meet their expectations, and businesses depend on them to bring them revenue. When customers place a value on a company’s goods and services, they trust that the business will give them what they are paying for. If the company does not perform to customers’ expectations, they will place a reputation on the company, and possibly spread that reputation amongst other customers of that same company....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 1014 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility and Rent To Own Centers - Critical Issues Rent-to-Own centers have a tremendous appeal for low income customers. The chain gives them immediate use of brand name merchandise without future obligations. The poor and nearly poor make up the vast majority of RTO customer, 80 per cent of the stores’ customers live within a three to five mile radius of the store. The main critical issues that we found regarding RTO business practices are: taking advantage of low income people, no credit checks, overcharging- 100 per cent to 300 per cent interest rates, high pressure sales, repossession tactics, and government regulations of the industry....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 1333 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - What would an even more complete CSR engagement look like. In recent years, many corporations in the US and in Europe has made efforts to include Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as part of their decision making process. In Europe, the European Commission, a political body has been a leading advocate for CSR and has set the widely accepted definition of CSR (Aßländer, 2011). The European Commission view CSR as companies not just fulfilling the legal compliance and regulations, but advancing human capital, the environment and the relations with all stakeholders....   [tags: european commission, co-responsibility]
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The Responsibility of the Individual to the Community - More than a destination at the end of the day, a community is a place people feel at home and a place where people want to feel safe at. Community responsibilities area unit a personality's duties or obligations to the community and embody cooperation, respect and participation. The thought goes on the far side thinking and acting as people to common beliefs concerning shared interests and life. A basic community responsibility is voting in elections. Being socially accountable means folks and organizations should behave ethically and with sensitivity toward social, cultural, economic and environmental problems....   [tags: Social Responsibility]
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The Problems of Social Responsibility - ... 2. THE PROBLEMS OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a main current issue with businesses and an important topic in industries in recent year. Many news Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) appeared via newspaper, television and other media in this few years. Nowadays, many companies engaged in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), among there have companies start Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in voluntary with carry out varying numbers of plans, few companies carry out Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in involuntary which means the force of government....   [tags: social, economic, and environmental dimensions] 1339 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility in Organizations - Is Corporate Social Responsibility being used as a mechanism to draft, keep and engage employees. As the days have gone by, employees are craving something extra. Paychecks are not the only incentives that are now drawing the talent. Ethical behavior and social responsibility are two appropriate ways that corporations should manage and conduct business (Phillips & Gully, 2012, p. 19). There are many favorable reasons for an employer to thoroughly engage its employees: competitive advantage, human resource administration, managing external impressions and straightforward honesty....   [tags: csr, ethical behavior, social responsible] 818 words
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Planning Corporate Social Responsibility - The dependent variable of this study is awareness of CSR Planning. CSR awareness is about corporate responsibility in how the corporate inculcates knowledge and interest to ensure employees (Abdullah & Khairuddin, 2013) concern in the importance of CSR. Social awareness is seen as one of the key mechanisms of consciousness-raising, the other being social action (Greene & Kamimura, 2003). The meaning of planning is the process of making plans for something (Oxford Dictionary). According to the Bowen (1953) cited in Abdullah & Rashid (2012), social responsibility speak of to the responsibilities of businessman to pursue those rules, to make those conclusions or to follow those lines of action,...   [tags: environment and social factors] 654 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility - Corporate Social Responsibility Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an idea that has expanded over time so its meaning and definition is somewhat vague. Votaw (1973), as quoted by Carroll (1999), summarizes the difficulties of giving a definition of CSR when he notes that: The term [social responsibility] is a brilliant one; it means something, but not always the same thing, to everybody. To some it conveys the idea of legal responsibility or liability; to others it means socially responsible behavior in an ethical sense; to still others, the meaning transmitted is that of “responsible for,” in others, the meaning transmitted is that of “responsible for,” in bution; some take it to mean...   [tags: behavior, ethical sense, social problems]
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What is the Social Responsibility of Business? - Social responsibility is the business’s concerned for the welfare of the whole society (Nickels et al. 95). Sometimes the news reports a lot of information that pertains to the social issues or lack of social issues companies are facing. People’s view on companies may start to change and they may see those companies as having a negative impact on society. What a lot of people don’t know is that their view on the situation is at most times wrong. For example, there are companies that have a program which allows their employees to work for a non-profit organization for up to a year, while still receiving full salary benefits and job security....   [tags: Welfare, Society, Customers, Employers]
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Social Responsibility and Ethics in Marketing - According to Grayson (2003), there is a rising trend amongst the academicians as well as the professionals about social responsibility and ethics in marketing. The marketers and MNCs operating in different spheres and regions all over the world have started realizing the significance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and ethics in marketing along with their role in carrying out the business that takes care of the community’s interest at the same time maximizing the profit levels of their companies (Matten & Moon, 2004)....   [tags: rising trends among academicians] 2479 words
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Is Corporate Social Responsibility a Myth? - ... Why is CSR sometimes a myth. Poruthiyil, (2013) informs the reader that, there are complexities involved in furthering the business objectives in contexts, that are characterized by daunting combinations of resource scarcity, nationalism, ethnic and religious tensions, and pressing needs. Lorenzo-Molo (2009) cites Neron and Norman to point out that without ethics, CSR sometimes becomes a myth; Maximiano (2006) reminds corporate leadership and management that CSR assumes that practitioners are ethical....   [tags: modern awareness, CSR, Vaz]
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The social responsibility aspect of religion - Religion is the ideal concept that separates human kind from the rest of the animal kingdom through social responsibility and morality. It encompasses an institutionalized set of beliefs and attitudes that are formed and practised over generations. The social responsibility aspect of religion is what creates the foundation of laws and social structure for a society to evolve over time. The morality gives a path for guidance to accept friendship, love family and respect the rights of others in order to co-exist in this world today....   [tags: Religion]
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The Meaning of Coroporate Social Responsibility - ... Less-developed countries CSR To begin talking about less-developed countries I would have to define what under-developed countries are. A less-developed country is a nation with a low standard of living, less income per capita and an underdeveloped industrial base. in a 2004 survey, Asian companies had less of a commitment to employee development and vocational education. Within the companies own operations 29% of Asian companies had a policy on the protection of human rights. Labor standards in less-developed countries, examination of suppliers, and a code of ethics, including corruption we surveyed to have significantly different than those of the US and European corporations....   [tags: corporations, less-developed countries] 626 words
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The Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility - ... This transformation of the timber industry has been caused by the interplay of many variables over time, that may not only include supply, but also a number of other equally important factors such as demand, distance to market, productivity, capitalization, public policy on deforestation, and international competition. New and more efficient milling and manufacturing technologies, for example, have led to a decline in both mills and employment(“Economics Headwater”, n.d.). With all these problems affecting the community we find it necessary to plant more trees in the deforested area....   [tags: producing an overall positive impact on society] 1132 words
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Business Ethics and Social Responsibility - The notion of ethics deals with people’s behaviors within a company. Social responsibility involves a company’s moral obligations and the manner in which the organization makes its decisions. Although ethics and social responsibility are similar on a conceptual basis, each has its own unique characteristics that express their differences and its independence of the other. Ethics and social responsibility have to be present and coincide with one another for a business to be ethically sound. Ethics is the application of one’s personal beliefs and the impact on how a person makes decisions regarding the relationships involving a company....   [tags: Business, Corporate]
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Fallacies of Corporate Social Responsibility - FALLACIES OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY INTRODUCTION In a contemporary world, a business-society relationship has evolved well beyond a simple business model to a much broader - socially responsible - corporate stewardship. As of this result, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) emerged as a concept that encourages companies to be ethical and responsible with the environment it operates in so as to wider impact on society. Though, CSR is now argued so widely as to have become a subject matter for serious arguments....   [tags: CSR, business, milton friedman]
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Business Ethics and Social Responsibility - This paper will compare and contrast the various interpretations of four separate authors in respect to ethics and social responsibility as they apply to business. The four articles to be reviewed are; “The Social Responsibilities of Business is to Increase its Profits” by Milton Friedman, “The Relevance of Responsibility to Ethical Business Decisions” by Patrick E. Murphy, “What is ‘business ethics’” by Peter F. Drucker and “To Be Ethical Not To Be: An International Code of Ethics for Leadership” by Ala’ Alahmad....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement - Reevaluation At the beginning of this course I wasn’t sure what was meant by social responsibility and civic engagement. During this course I realized the meaning of both and the responsibilities that both imply. A definition of social responsibility that I found particularly poignant and concise comes from Entrepreneur Magazine, “Acting with concern and sensitivity, aware of the impact of your actions on others, particularly the disadvantaged” (Entrepreneur Magazine.com). Social responsibility can be as simple as paying your taxes or recycling your glass bottles....   [tags: Sociology]
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JPMorgan - Corporate Social Responsibility - ... Arguably one of the largest blemishes on JPMorgan’s reputation is their reckless handling of several thousand military families mortgages, including active duty personnel in Afghanistan. The class action suit brought against the bank found that they were in clear violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act enacted in 1942 which lowers mortgage rates to 6 percent, and bars foreclosure proceedings of active duty personnel. According to Bloomberg, the bank agreed to pay $56 million to settle claims it overcharged service members and return homes that were wrongfully foreclosed on....   [tags: business analysis, strategies]
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Corporate Social Responsibility for Ikea - ... In terms of IKEA, (Birth et al., 2007) says that it is unethical for businesses to state they are responsible. In contrast being ethical involves acting and indicating they are responsible. Based on this view (Joyner and Payne, 2002) imply that for organisations to move forward and benefit, they are required to communicate their corporate social responsibility to the wider public. IKEA espouses a strategy which has changed from ‘trading to purchasing’. Therefore it reveals that as a substitute for connecting relationships with smaller suppliers, IKEA actively engages and maintains long-term working relationships with their diverse suppliers....   [tags: stakeholders, suppliers, ethics] 967 words
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Globalization and Corporate Social Responsibility - Globalization and Corporate Social Responsibility Events in resent history have made a clear statement to the executives of the world that Globalization and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are tightly linked in projecting a positive brand image. Most of the negative publicity surrounding the globalization debate is directed at one key area, the perceived lack of corporate social responsibility in the business culture of the developed world. The European Commission defines Corporate Social Responsibility as, “a concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis."(Europe...   [tags: transnational corporations, environment] 764 words
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Globalization and Corporate Social Responsibility - Globalization and Corporate Social Responsibility Events in recent history have made a clear statement to the executives of the world that Globalization and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are tightly linked in projecting a positive brand image. Most of the negative publicity surrounding the globalization debate is directed at one key area, the perceived lack of corporate social responsibility in the business culture of the developed world. The European Commission defines Corporate Social Responsibility as, “a concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis."(Europe...   [tags: cultural awareness, TNC, MNC, CSR] 2056 words
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What is Corporate Social Responsibility? - What is Corporate Social Responsibility. As characterized by investopedia the saying “Corporate Social Responsibility” states that, corporate activity to survey and assume ownership over the organization's impacts on nature’s turf and effect on social welfare. The term by and large applies to organization deliberations that go past what may be needed by natural assurance bunches”. (Definition of Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR, n.d) CSR may also be said to as "corporate citizenship" it is a business’ concern for welfare....   [tags: Breadtalk, Cultural Differences, Businessess]
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Companies: Ethics and Social Responsibility - Ethics and Social Responsibility In response to the brief presented case study, Company Q has stores in high crime areas, and has chosen to close these stores citing above average losses because of shrinkage or theft by both customers and employees. A. Evaluation of Company Q’s Attitude Toward Social Responsibility Company Q makes the assumption that its employees from these areas have no value and are predisposed to theft. Placing aside the axiom that people sometimes steal for basic survival, and in the efforts to create and maximize stakeholder value, Company Q has a responsibility to meet the need of the customers and employees in the areas in which stores are located....   [tags: costumers, employees, needs]
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What is Corporate Social Responsibility? - ... Practically all products and services are purchased by consumers “on the basis of price, convenience and quality”. One example for this is Starbucks. Although Starbucks has quite a reputation as a socially responsible company thanks to its various CSR initiatives, its shares has declined nearly 50%. This is partly caused by the rising reluctance of consumers to pay the price for a cup of coffee which is similar to the price of a gallon of petrol (Vogel, 2008). Also, high costs are incurred in doing CSR related programs or activities....   [tags: business environment, innovative, employees, ] 2045 words
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What is Social Responsibility? - ... - Customer : Customers will ensure goods and services provided matching the standards of quality , safety, durability and performance. These standards are considered as aware of CSR. - Employee : beside of gaining employment from an organization, employees expect organization meet a range of security, safe working conditions ,fairness and development. -Supplier : keeping trade values with clients, and developing their trade relations to long term relationship. -The Community : it is considered the central and important part in the creation of cooperation as it operate in same place customers and workers live in....   [tags: ethical ideology, theory, organization] 943 words
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The Corporate Social Responsibility - ... According to Baker (2004) defined “Corporate Social Responsibility as how companies manage their business process to produce an overall positive impact on society”. Furthermore, Holme and Watts in Baker (2014) defined “Corporate Social Responsibility as the continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the local community and society at large”. The above definitions clarify what CSR is about and the undertaking they are required to attain....   [tags: citizenship, governance, community] 665 words
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What's Corporate Social Responsibility - “Corporate Social Responsibility” “Corporations today are under a microscope. Virtually every aspect of operations is subject to scrutiny by consumers.” According to Ogilvy, If CSR issues are managed well, there will be opportunities for a company to build its reputation and differentiate itself. In today’s society, what you stand for as an organization matters way more than what you produce, sell or what services you provide. CSR is a commonly used as an abbreviation for “Corporate Social Responsibility”....   [tags: consumers, ethics, power]
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Business and Social Responsibility - When a business gets incorporated regardless of the business size and the nature of profession requires an adequate execution methods for being successful and to achieve its goals. Some of these goals can be short-term or long-term, depends on the nature of business. Likewise, these execution methodologies can be vary time to time as the corporate needs to satisfy different groups of people such as : top hierarchy stakeholders, staffs ,shareholders, and even non-related business groups such as environmentalists ....   [tags: environmental disaster, BP, oil spill]
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PWC Corporate Social Responsibility - There is a debate about the level of social responsibility of multinational and national companies there days. Various books have been written detailing the right approach to the problem covering different perspectives. The ideology is well developed, however, there is a lack of current case studies analyzing what is really happening in the corporate executive level to support the society. There are many mission statements written about social responsibility, however, it is essential to examine how companies approach the projects and how they educate their employees to involve them in their plans....   [tags: Business Ethics ]
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CSR- Corporate Social Responsibility - As the world become more globalized and civilized, it is important for any company to contribute to do the social responsibility beside their main purpose of making profits (Erhemjamts, Li, & Venkateswaran, 2013; Otubanjo, 2013). This paper aims to provide a description of corporate social responsibility (CSR) associating with its tremendous effects on international business both positively and negatively. In addition, the paper as well contains discussion about both shareholder’s and stakeholder’s point of views on corporate social responsibility as there have been quite a few controversial about their benefits when implementing CSR....   [tags: globalization, civilization, companies]
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Business Corporate Social Responsibility - ... BreadTalk created 'Ping Chuan Xiong' 平川熊 (Peace Panda) to make a difference and to give back to the society during a crisis as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility program. (BreadTalk Group Limited 2012) This would create the sense of satisfaction from the employees as they are deemed as a participant of a worthy cause, providing a need for those in need. The employees of BreadTalk would have a sense of belonging and they would be more dedicated to the organization. They would also learn that the organization they are working for care for the community with a sense of pride....   [tags: self-regulation, cultural difference] 685 words
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Investors and Social Responsibility - ... Not having to buy new wood will not use new trees when trees have already been cut and can be used again. Being socially conscious is knowing about what is going on and happening in the community. Our initiative is socially conscious because we are realizing what our community needs. We have realized that our community has money problems that will be explained later in this paper. Our initiative has a mission. The mission is to help people that are less fortunate in our community that need necessary renovations to be warm and comfortable in the winter....   [tags: being green, environment] 2796 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility Actions - Since the 1980s there has been an increased awareness by organisations regarding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The perception in the current world of business is that maximisation of profits is one of the organisational goals and that for a business to grow other goals need to be fulfilled (Werther and Chandler 2010). One of them is for the organisation in question to adopt a Corporate Social Responsibility agenda. Engaging in socially responsible endeavours for an organization has proved to be crucial for sustainability and success....   [tags: Human Resources, Community, Shareholders] 2140 words
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Itella's Corporate Social Responsibility - ... This activity fostered society development as well as reduction of emissions. The firm has been a member of the energy efficiency contract that focused on logistic and freight transportation since 2008. The contract formulated goals for boosting energy consumption more efficiently. The second important environment aspect of Itella is to cut the vehicle emissions by route planning more effectively. This led to all of delivers took part in training on economically driving. The company managed the replacement of old vehicles with the new ones, especially concentrated the efficient features of environment and energy....   [tags: environmental, emissions, electic] 543 words
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Social Problems and Social Responsibility Perspective - Over the course of this semester, among all the different perspectives, two that stayed on my mind the most are the social problems perspective and the social responsibility perspective. While both of these perspectives are similar in that they both cover theories about crimes, they differ greatly in the way in which each suggests crime occurs. The social problems perspective provides that people are not actually responsible for their actions, but rather that their actions were the result of a failure of society to prevent the problem....   [tags: society issues, theories about crimes] 523 words
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