CSR and Sustainability

CSR and Sustainability

The Big Issues of the Day

By Michael Hopkins

CSR and Sustainability promotes the need for social responsibility and sustainability and highlights their link with the big issues of society. It shows how science and positive thinking by humankind can prevent oft-vouched disasters due to human rights violation, global warming, growing income inequality (relative poverty), racism, gender discrimination and continuing absolute poverty.

Paperback, 286 Pages

ISBN:9781839985164

April 2022

£29.99, $49.95

  • About This Book
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About This Book

CSR and Sustainability promotes the need for social responsibility and sustainability and highlights their link with the big issues of society. It shows how science and positive thinking by humankind can prevent oft-vouched disasters due to human rights violation, global warming, growing income inequality (relative poverty), racism, gender discrimination and continuing absolute poverty. It looks at CSR in the US context and compares it with what has been going on in Europe, as well as elsewhere.

Reviews

'Michael Hopkins has explored new aspects of corporate activity, widening the concept of CSR to include all corporate bodies, such as NGOs, the public sector and social enterprises. In this book he is widening the concept even further to include the currently fashionable term of ‘sustainability’ and explores how CSR/Sustainability have expanded the corporate worlds vision to take previously taboo subjects in new directions.’ - Professor Guy Standing, SOAS University of London and father of Basic Income, as well as former Director at ILO, UK.

‘Michael Hopkins knowledge of the field is extensive and well-documented in this book. His focus on the SDGs opens this book potentially to audiences beyond just CSR professionals and practitioners but to everyone interested in the relationship of business to societies. It has refreshing directness, and serious commitment to a post-COVID exposition of CSR based on a lifetime of work.’- John Lawrence, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, Former Director at UNDP, and a mountaineer with a mountain range named after him in Antarctica, USA

‘Professor Michael Hopkins is one of the leading authorities worldwide on CSR and sustainability. As such, this cogent book based on his deep knowledge and experience should be of great interest to a wide audience of professionals and practitioners in a corporate context, as well as students and academics in business schools and elsewhere. It will pleasingly add to the growing literature on this vitally important and highly topical subject.’- Professor Mike Saks, Provost/Chief Executive at University Campus Suffolk, Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, UK

'Michael Hopkin's contribution to the CSR discipline has been tremendously valuable as a practitioner and a scholar, a contribution which amongst other recognitions, had earned him the title of an honorary doctorate by London Metropolitan University. In this book, Hopkins skillfully reintroduces the reader to the concept of CSR and highlights its ever-growing importance especially given the turbulence of today’s world, with a particular focus on our society across the globe.' - Dr.Ron Cambridge, senior lecturer at London Met University, UK.

'This book is an inspiring contribution to an important topic. It is a must-read for all who are interested in CSR. I believe that the contributions in this book are an excellent starting point for all those delving into the question of how corporations can contribute to the pursuance of sustainable development goals. One of the strengths of the book is the personal first-hand account of the author.' - Professor Manuel Castelo Branco, University of Porto, Portugal.

Author Information

Prof. Dr. Michael Hopkins is both an academic and a businessman, as well as a widely published author on CSR and sustainability. He has worked for IBM, ITT, BAT etc in the corporate sector, the United Nations (ILO in Geneva for 13 years as senior economist), advises UEFA on CSR, and has been an academic (IDS, University of Sussex, UK). In 1988, Michael set up the research and advisory company on CSR and sustainability, MHC International Ltd (MHCi), with headquarters in London, UK. Currently he is Adjunct Professor of CSR at George Mason University, Virginia, USA; Visiting Professor at Management University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya; Visiting and Adjunct Professor at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, India.

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS; Preface; Chapter One : Introduction to CSR, the Turbulence Today and Why Social Responsibility Is Needed More than Ever Before; Chapter Two : Where Is CSR Today and Where Is It Going?; Chapter Three: CSR/Sustainability and Big Issues: A New Charter for Business; Chapter Four CSR/Sustainability Model (H-CSR-M) Defined; Chapter Five : My Own Experience In Applying CSR; Chapter Six : The Planetary Bargain Updated; Chapter Seven : Is It the Responsibility of Corporations to Create Jobs?; Chapter Eight : nequality and Poverty Increase as Calls for Basic Income Rise as a Result; Chapter Nine : CSR and the SDGs: The Role of the Private Sector; Chapter Ten : Immigration plus Business in Conflict Areas; Chapter Eleven : National Social Responsibility Index (NSRI); Chapter Twelve : International Development and CSR Updated; Chapter Thirteen : Do the Media Incite Terrorist and Militarization Outrages: Would More Social Responsibility Help?; Chapter Fourteen Other Big Issues Climate Change, Corruption, Human Rights; Chapter Fifteen : Leadership Responsibility and Implications; Chapter Sixteen : Gender – Women May Not Need CSR; Chapter Seventeen : Good and Bad CSR Examples; Chapter Eighteen : CSR Covers Sustainable Philanthropy and Social Enterprise; Chapter Nineteen : Conclusion: Next Steps and for Whom?; Annex; Index

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