Information for G02257
Stakeholder Engagement, ISO and Corporate Social Responsibility: CSR standardisation issue papers 1-3
These three papers were produced by a partnership of six sustainable development-oriented organizations, as part of a collaborative project that seeks to build understanding on key issues in relation to moves by the International Organisation on Standardization (ISO) to enter into the CSR agenda.
The papers present a general overview of three issues that deserve particular attention in discussions on the development by the International Organization for Standardization of international Social Responsibility standards (ISO). They address issues related to small and medium-sided enterprises (SMEs); stakeholder capacity to engage in CSR; and national differences in CSR definitions and priorities.
While written with an international focus, the papers are drawn particularly on insights from Chile, India and South Africa. For more information on the project, please visit IISD's corporate social responsibility web pages