Professionals' Perspectives of Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Samuel O. Idowu
  • Walter  Leal Filho

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Business and Management

  3. Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Velázquez Luis, Munguía Nora, Zavala Andrea, Esquer Javier, Marin Amina
      Pages 177-189
    3. Nikolaos A. Panayiotou, Konstantinos G. Aravosis, Konstantinos Saridakis
      Pages 191-208
  4. Environment, Estate Management and Valuation and the Built Environment

  5. Not-for Profit Organisations and Leisure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269

About this book

Introduction

Since the general acceptance of the field of corporate social responsibility worldwide, corporate entities and those who act for them either as executives or "ordinary" employees are expected to be socially responsible. Being socially responsible has a number of quantifiable and unquantifiable benefits for the entity and its stakeholders. It improves the entity’s bottom line results, protects jobs, and is also better for the environment. As such, it makes good sense for professionals and those that they interact with as colleagues, suppliers of goods and services, lenders etc to want to take the issue of CSR seriously. This perhaps explains why this book has chosen to explore how nineteen professions across the world have integrated and continue to impress upon their staff the importance of CSR in their operational activities. We are constantly reminded that our world’s natural resources are exhaustible; we can therefore no longer live for today alone if we do not want to cause substantial problems for future generations.

Keywords

CSR Corporate Responsibility Corporate Social Responsibility Environment Fairness Globalization Social Responsibility Stakeholder Sustainability Sustainability Reporting

Editors and affiliations

  • Samuel O. Idowu
    • 1
  • Walter  Leal Filho
    • 2
  1. 1.London Metropolitan Business SchoolLondon Metropolitan UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Wissenschaften HamburgHochschule für AngewandteHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02630-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-02629-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-02630-0
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