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Essential CSR

A long-running debate about the purpose of business has exposed some of the differences between Western and Asian approaches to corporations. While the Western model has long focused on creating shareholder value, companies and governments in South Asia, including Pakistan, have tended to agree – but also emphasise their contributions to development of societies, economies […]

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The Rise And Rise of CSR

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today. (Evan Esar) What has happened to CSR since I started working on the subject over ten years ago? My involvement with CSR was stimulated by the feeling that the public agencies with which we had worked ” ILO, […]

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The Renaissance Brand & Its CSR Implications

For any company entertaining the idea of implementing a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme in their business, the main barriers to adoption have always been the high startup costs and inadequate return on investment; but perhaps we should reframe the question and consider the cost of not doing so. With the rise of consumer expectations […]

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Reshaping Lives

Khaliq shares his personal and professional passions Passionately responded Zouhair A. Khaliq, CEO Mobilink, when TBL asked him how he feels about CSR. It is part of where we come from and a part of our religion to look after our environment and our people, he continued. If you look at it from the corporate […]

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