1. Inclusive Green Growth: The Pathway to Sustainable Development
In the 2012 report Inclusive Green Growth: The Pathway to Sustainable Development, World Bank economists set out an economic argument and framework for countries to begin greening their growth. Read more
2. Sustainability Valuation: An Oxymoron?
The report outlines a direct and indirect approach companies can use to put a value on sustainability, including long term, difficult-to-quantify benefits. Read more
3. Corporate Social Responsibility and Government in Western Europe and Northeast Asia from a National Governance Systems Perspective
This paper explores the relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and government. Read more
4. On Track for Rio+20? How are Global Companies Responsible to Sustainability?
With the UN’s 2012 Rio+20 Earth Summit coming up in June, the research house applied its Sustainability Ratings methodology to measure the sustainability performance of 2,063 global companies from the FTSE Aall World Developed Index. Read more
5. Long-Term Growth, Short-Term Differentiation and Profits from Sustainable Products and Services
Accenture has released a new report about sustainable business and commercial growth. Read more
6. Handling Objections: A Professional’s Guide to Overcoming Objections to Sustainability Adoption and Implementation
This discussion paper summarizes the ideas shared at a Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series workshop event facilitated by author and sustainability expert Bob Willard on February 16, 2012. Read more
This paper explores the relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and government. It relies on the national governance systems literature, under whose rubric is included ‘national business systems’ and the ‘varieties of capitalism’ to fame the discussion.
Given the rising importance of CSR, authors demonstrate that there is a varied role that the governments can play in order to promote CSR in accordance with the wider national governance systems.
Whilst CSR – often viewed as self-regulation – and government reflect no obvious relationship for many, by following the CSR practices in Western Europe and Northeast Asia (Japan, South Korea, and China), historically and dynamically, we identify six types of CSR-government relations:
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