Category | CSR : Strategizing for the future

Strategic CSR and Competitive Advantage for Pakistan

CSR is good for business if taken as a strategic approach to running a company or institution. Thus CSR goes further, much further, than a purely philanthropic handout. Corporate Social Responsibility is concerned with treating the key stakeholders of a company or institution ethically or in a responsible manner. ‘Ethically or responsible’ means treating key [...]

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CSR Strategy in Developing Countries

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is often a priority for companies in developed countries, but in recent years, the discussion has extended to the developing world. In the developed world, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) accuse multinational corporations (MNCs) of mistreating host countries – the example of Shell in Nigeria being one of the most prominent. In addition, [...]

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Going Beyond Lip Service to Women’s Rights at The Workplace

When the ‘Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace’ Act was passed in March 2010, the response in many people was one mixed with surprise and relief. It was surprising that it took this long for the legislation to come through or that it did not exist before, and a relief that at last [...]

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In The Downturn, Green Companies Outperform

A recent study by global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney indicates that firms with “true commitment to sustainability” outperform industry peers in the financial markets. The study, called Green Winners: The Performance of Sustainability-Focused Companies During the Financial Crisis, found that in 16 of 18 industries, sustainability focused companies outperformed their peers by 15 percent [...]

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