Articles on Corporate Social Responsibility

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Ambiguity of the transformation rules made it possible for mining companies to renege on their commitments. Shutterstock

Disconnect between business and state contributed to Marikana massacre

A lesson from the 2012 massacre of mineworkers is the need for government to retain its role as primary governance agent, enforcing clear rules and ensuring the provision of public goods and services.
Zara says it will only use sustainable textiles in the future to do its part in the climate crisis. This image is from a Zara shop in Singapore, 2019. Shutterstock

Fast fashion lies: Will they really change their ways in a climate crisis?

Zara, a fast-fashion clothing company, recently pledged to produce its line using only sustainable textiles. But it is not enough to curb the company's significant impact on climate change.
Heading for failure: shifting the burden of social development programs to business enterprises may prove to be a huge mistake by India’s national government. Shutterstock

India’s grand experiment in corporate social responsibility is heading for trouble

India requires large enterprises to spend 2% of their profits on corporate social responsibility projects. It's a bold idea, but looks doomed to fail.
In a survey of 1,000 Australians, 35.4% agreed banking and financial institutions show ‘no leadership for the greater good’. Shutterstock

One-third of Australians think banks do nothing for the greater public good

More than a third (35.4%) of respondents surveyed by the Australian Leadership Index believe banking and financial institutions show "no leadership for the greater good".
Virgin Australia is a dogged publicity hunter. The nation’s second-best known Minogue, Dannii, helped launch its first flight from Sydney to Hong Kong in June 2018. AAP Image/Supplied by Virgin Australia

On the offensive: why Virgin Australia gets called a publicity hound

Virgin Australia’s great military blunder of 2018 is a case study in corporate social responsibility gone wrong.
‘I helped my neighbour move yesterday - you can’t rescue everyone.’ Photographee.eu/Shutterstock

How we use good deeds to justify immoral behaviour

Think you are a moral person? Research shows that we are often prone to act immorally when we think we're moral.
Harvard Business School classroom. mleiboff/Flickr

Debate: Do we really need business schools?

Since the financial crisis, business schools have been accused of every evil -- inequality, oppression, environmental devastation. So why should management schools be preserved?

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