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Public Sector Roles in Strengthening Corporate Social Responsibility: A Baseline Study

Tom Fox, Halina Ward, Bruce Howard

Report/paper, 35 pages

This report categorizes and discusses the range of roles that public sector agencies have played in providing an “enabling environment” for corporate social responsibility (CSR). The starting point is a broad definition of CSR that goes well beyond a more limited understanding of CSR as being about business activities that go “beyond compliance”. A broader definition that considers the overall potential commitment of business to sustainable development is better suited to understanding public sector roles in CSR.

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  • IIED code: 16017IIED
  • Published: Oct 2002 - World Bank Group
  • Theme: Governance
  • Language: English

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