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Frameworks to Measure SREs

  • Michael Hopkins

Abstract

One of the main tasks of this book is to identify a set of indicators that can be used to measure the different aspects of social responsibility of enterprises. Most of the work in this area to date has been in the development of indicators within a social audit framework, or within screens designed to identify ethical investments. Before I present some of the theoretical work that has been carried out to underpin a set of indicators (in Chapter 8), and then attempt to apply these indicators in an empirical setting (in Chapter 9), I discuss, in this chapter, first the social audit framework and then a number of the most prominent social screens.

Keywords

Corporate Social Responsibility Business Ethic Social Responsibility Chief Executive Officer Corporate Reputation 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Simon Zadek: ‘Trading Ethics: Auditing the Market’, Journal of Economic Issues, xxviii, (2) (June 1994).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    P. Pruzan and O. Thyssen: ‘The Renaissance of Ethics and the Ethical Accounting Statement’, in Educational Technology (January 1994) 23–8.Google Scholar
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    Robert Ackerman and Raymond Bauer: Corporate Social Responsiveness, Reston Publilshing, Prentice-Hall, Reston, Virginia, 1976, p. 15.Google Scholar
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    Dale Kurschner: ‘The 100 Best Corporate Citizens’, Business Ethics (May-June 1996) 24–35.Google Scholar
  5. 13.
    Peter Kinder, Steven Lydenberg and Amy Domini, Investing for Good, Kinder, Harper Business, New York, USA, 1993.Google Scholar

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© Michael J. D. Hopkins 1999

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