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Corporate Responsibility: Law Interactions

  • Duane WindsorEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71067-9_3-1

Definition

Corporate responsibility – law interactions are the set of relationships between conceptions of corporate responsibility and relatively formal institutions of hard law and soft law affecting the role of business in achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other broader expectations for environmental, social, and stakeholder responsibilities.

Introduction

The SDGs of September 2015 – the “2030 Agenda” target date – apply to developed and developing countries. The 2030 Agenda addresses 17 key issues in economic, environmental, and social development. The ultimate target is increased human welfare – especially in developing countries. Some issues bear directly on corporate responsibility (listed in an alphabetical order): climate change, innovation and infrastructure, partnerships, responsible consumption and production, and work and economic growth. All businesses have an explicit role in each of these issues. Other goals are less directly linked to...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jones Graduate School of BusinessRice UniversityHoustonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Monica Thiel
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Public Administration and School of Business AdministrationUniversity of International Business and Economics & China University of PetroleumBeijingChina