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Cameroon: a case study of Chinese corporate social responsibility

When a continent as forest rich as Africa becomes the target of direct foreign investment – no matter what the origin – what are the risks and negative impacts on communities, agriculture and forestry? This question is considered at the micro-level

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Saudi Aramco launches ‘Umrah for the disabled’ program

Saudi Aramco has given new meaning to corporate social responsibility (CSR) by introducing an initiative for people of special needs. Called “Umrah for the Disabled — A Lifetime Experience,” the program reaffirms the company’s commitment to CSR. The initiative was

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6 Key Findings on the Rising Role of Corporate Social Responsibility

Across the globe, consumers have come a long way in what they value and can do to make the world a better place through the different roles they play in society. On the one hand, in their primary role as

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‘Unsustainable consumption, production threaten environment’

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahidullah Khan, has said that unsustainable patterns of consumption and production are one of the pre-dominant causes of the persistent deterioration of the environment, which pose a grave risk to the sustainability of

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CSR is driving innovation in telecommunications, finance and insurance

Innovative corporate social responsibility practises are helping more companies than ever before to access new markets, according to the 2015 State of CSR in Australia and New Zealand Annual Review, released today by the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR).

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Pay Governance: Shareholders Gain Ground On Corporate Social Responsibility Proposals

A new report from executive compensation consulting firm Pay Governance finds that shareholder proposals seeking to influence corporate policies on environmental or social issues at U.S. public companies have increased significantly in the past five years. While proposals advocating for

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3 Ways Brands Can Use Corporate Social Responsibility Principles To Create Better Advertising

Dove’s “Real Beauty” campaign. Chipotle taking a stand on factory farming, with an assist from Fiona Apple. Patagonia giving away boatloads of lightly worn clothing. These advertising campaigns all have one thing in common: They take corporate social responsibility (CSR)

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Does hearing about a company’s charitable donations raise your opinion of their products?

According to a new study in the Journal of #consumer Research, corporate social responsibility leads consumers to believe products are better quality. “Corporate social responsibility can lead consumers to believe that the products of companies engaged in socially responsible activities

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