Corporate Governance And Corporate Social Responsibility Has On The Ethics And Sustainability Of The Business

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Julia Burton-Durham Grade 12.1 Current Affairs News Article Analysis Business Studies Trinityhouse High School Table on contents: Rationale page 1 News Article Analysis page 2-4 Glossary page 5-6 Reflection on task page 7 Reference List page 7-8 Appendix Rationale: The topic that I decided to research is “The impact that Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility has on the ethics and sustainability of the business”. The reason I decided to research this is due to the fact that personally, I believe that many of the companies have become focused on what they achieve rather than how they have achieved it. And for this reason, many businesses have been drawn in to either illegal activities or acts of pure greed whereby they do not look at giving back to the society or those in need. I believe for a business to be successful, it is pivotal for them to operate within the legal boundaries and participate in social upliftment initiatives which will lead to the business maintaining or gaining a positive public image. [As seen on page 69 section 7.8 in the NSC Business Studies book] As a South African citizen, I would prefer to give my support to businesses that have invested in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives or set up their own Corporate Social Investment (CSI) plans, rather than bus... ... middle of paper ... ...ncing: * Russell Y.; Topper S.; Ackerman L.; Oliviera J. 2013. Studying Business. NSC Business Studies. Grade twelve edition. PostNet Suite 75. Excom Publishers CC. * Drea De Foe. 16 May 2013. Arguments for and Against Corporate Social Responsibility. Hub Pages. Available: http://dreadefoe.hubpages.com/hub/Arguments-for-and-Against-Corporate-Social-Responsibility. 12 April 2014. * Nicole Dando. 8 August 2013. Corporate Governance: why the board must lead on ethics. Ethical Corporation. Available: http://www.ethicalcorp.com/business-strategy/corporate-governance-why-board-must-lead-ethics. 12 April 2014. * Pick and Pay Public Relations Department. 2014 . Foundation. Pick and Pay. Available: http://www.picknpay.co.za/foundation. 12 April 2014. * WebFinance Inc. 2014.Business Dictionary.com. Available: http://www.businessdictionary.com/aboutus.php. 20 April 2014.

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