In these pages lie the answers to questions such as:
The reference also lists and describes the most important organizations and landmarks in the field of CSR.
The book comprises 339 terms, which are split into core concepts, key words and definitions to form the standard reference for managers, academics, teachers, students, officials and volunteers in the field of CSR.
This is a timely and innovative contribution to the field of Corporate Social Responsibility – the definitive terminology reference on CSR, business society relations and the organizations and standards in the field.
Professor Dirk Matten holds the Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility and is a Professor of Policy at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto. Until 2006, he had a chair in business ethics and was director of a research centre on sustainability issues at the Royal Holloway College of the University of London, UK. He has 12 books and edited collections and more than 150 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers to his name. Prof. Matten has taught and undertaken research at academic institutions in Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy and the US. His work has won numerous international awards, most recently the ‘Max Weber Textbook Award’ of the Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft, awarded by Germany’s deputy chancellor Franz Müntefering in November 2006 in Berlin.
Professor Manfred Pohl is the founder and CEO of the Institute for Corporate Culture Affairs (ICCA). Born in Bliesransbach, Germany, in 1944, he received his PhD in History from the University of Saarbrücken, Germany, in 1972. Since 1972 he has been an Honorary Professor at the University of Frankfurt. He is currently the Deputy Chairman of the European Association for Banking History e.V and of Konvent für Deutschland e.V. In October 2001 he received the European Award for Culture at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. From June 2002 Manfred Pohl was head of the Corporate Cultural Affairs department at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, responsible for all cultural activities as well as charitable donations and sponsoring within Deutsche Bank globally before retiring in May 2007. Prof. Pohl has written over a hundred books, articles and monographs on topics as varied as business history, culture, politics, ethics and travel.
Nick Tolhurst is Managing Director of the Institute for Corporate Culture Affairs (ICCA) which he joined in April 2004. Before joining ICCA, Nick Tolhurst worked for the British Foreign Ministry in Germany, advising British companies in Germany and German companies investing in the UK. Previously, Nick Tolhurst worked for the European Commission at DG II (Economics and Financial Affairs) preparing for the introduction of the Euro in differing cultures and economic systems. Nick Tolhurst studied at London Metropolitan University (UK) and completed a Masters’ Degree at Osnabrück University (Germany) both in European Studies specialising in Economics and Cultural Studies. His thesis dissertation was on the role of differing cultural and economic contexts with regard to the European Monetary Union process. Nick Tolhurst has written and edited publications on CSR, Corporate Culture and Economics including, most recently, the ICCA Handbook on CSR.
The Integrated Reporting Movement explores the meaning of the concept, explains the forces that provide momentum to the associated movement, and examines the motives of the actors involved. The book posits integrated reporting as a key mechanism by which companies can ensure their own long-term sustainability by contributing to a sustainable society. Although integrated reporting has seen substantial development due to the support of companies, investors, and the initiatives of a number of NGOs, widespread regulatory intervention has yet to materialize. Outside of South Africa, adoption remains voluntary, accomplished via social movement abetted, to varying degrees, by market forces. In considering integrated reporting’s current state of play, the authors provide guidance to ensure wider adoption of the practice and success of the movement, starting with how companies can improve their own reporting processes. But the support of investors, regulators, and NGOs is also important. All will benefit, as will society as a whole.
Readers will learn how integrated reporting has evolved over the years, where frameworks and standards are today, and the practices that help ensure effective implementation—including, but not limited to an extensive discussion of information technology’s role in reporting and the importance of corporate reporting websites. The authors introduce the concepts of an annual board of directors’ “Statement of Significant Audiences and Materiality” and a “Sustainable Value Matrix” tool that translates the statement into management decisions. The book argues that the appropriate combination of market and regulatory forces to speed adoption will vary by country, concluding with four specific recommendations about what must be done to accelerate high quality adoption of integrated reporting around the world.
Based on more than 150 interviews with experts in business, international organizations, NGOs and universities from around the world, this book brings together all the pieces of the business and sustainability puzzle including:What sustainability is, why you should be interested, how to get started, and what a sustainable organization looks like. A wide range of tools, guidelines, techniques and concepts that you can use to implement sustainability practices. Information on how to be a sustainability champion or intrapraneur in your organization including how to sell these ideas to your team and how to incorporate them into any job. A survey of the exciting trends in sustainable business happening around the world. A wealth of links to interesting resources for more information.
The Sustainable MBA Second Edition is organized like a business school course, allowing you easy access to the relevant information you need about sustainability as it relates to Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Finance, Marketing, Organizational Behavior and HR, Operations and Strategy.
The Sustainable MBA Second Edition has been updated to reflect global developments in this evolving field to remain the definitive guide to sustainable business. Additional resources to accompany the book are available at www.thesustainablemba.com.
In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.
Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.
Corporations and Citizenship addresses the role of modern for-profit corporations as a distinctive kind of social formation within democratic national states. Scholars of legal studies, business ethics, politics, history, and anthropology bring their perspectives to bear on particular case studies, such as Enron and Wall Street, as well as broader issues of belonging, social responsibility, for-profit higher education, and regulation. Together, these essays establish a complex and detailed understanding of the ways corporations contribute positively to human well-being as well as the dangers that they pose.
Contributors: Joel Bakan, Jean Comaroff, John Comaroff, Cynthia Estlund, Louis Galambos, Rosalie Genova, Peter Gourevitch, Karen Ho, Nien-hê Hsieh, Walter Licht, Jonathan R. Macey, Hirokazu Miyazaki, Lynn Sharp Paine, Katharina Pistor, Amy J. Sepinwall, Jeffery Smith, Jeffrey L. Sturchio, Greg Urban.
Divided into bite-size easy-to-read chapters complete with practical checklists or "dos and don'ts", Responsible Business provides perspectives across different industries and sectors from running micro-finance at an international banking group to CSR in small companies as well as personal insights into a CSR manager's role in the automotive sector, the IT sector, the hotel business and many more.
"If CSR is ever to happen in real time, it will be in the corporate trenches, honed by managers driving CSR beyond academic ideal to practical workplace results. This new book from Europe's ICCA has it all in one place. A brilliant display of actual corporate accomplishments, workable tools, and organisational work-around strategies. Real stuff by real professionals."
—William C. Frederick, author of Corporation, Be Good! The Story of Corporate Social Responsibility
"The work of Nick Tolhurst and the ICCA in this publication and beyond is vital to the field of CSR, as well as to the interdisciplinary fields and sectors that it affects in the private sector, public sector and civil society. I suggest this book become required reading for each sector."
—Mark C. Donfried, Director and Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, sharing the insights he’s gained developing, managing, selling, buying, investing in, and supervising technology companies. A lifelong rap fanatic, he amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs, telling it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in.
Filled with his trademark humor and straight talk, The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz's personal and often humbling experiences.