Corporate Social Responsibility? Human Rights and the New

With this booklet, Charlotte Walker-Said and John D. Kelly have assembled an important toolkit to higher know how the notoriously ambiguous inspiration of company social accountability (CSR) features in perform inside diversified disciplines and settings. Bringing jointly state of the art scholarship from prime figures in human rights courses round the usa, they vigorously interact many of the significant political questions of our age: what's CSR, and the way may possibly it render confident political swap within the genuine world?

The booklet examines the various methods to CSR, with a selected concentrate on how these ways are siloed inside of discrete disciplines equivalent to company, legislations, the social sciences, and human rights. Bridging those disciplines and addressing and critiquing all of the conceptual domain names of CSR, the publication additionally explores how CSR silos strengthen as a functionality of the contest among diversified pursuits. finally, the members exhibit that CSR activities throughout all arenas of energy are interdependent, always in discussion, and collectively constituted. Organizing a various variety of viewpoints, this publication bargains a much-needed synthesis of a vital component of today’s globalized global and asks how companies can, via their activities, make it higher for everybody.

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Another Knowledge Is Possible: Beyond Northern Epistemologies (New York: Verso, 2007); Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Democratizing Democracy: Beyond the Liberal Democratic Canon (New York: Verso, 2007). 40. Sen, Development as Freedom, 284. 41. Friedrich Hayek, The Road to Serfdom (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1944); Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962). 42. Anne-Marie Slaughter, A New World Order (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005).

While the project went through despite pleas for a moratorium by NGOs, the bank attached unprecedented conditions on transparency, disclosure, oversight, and even how revenues could be spent. Chapter 2: Two Cheers for CSR 39 The government of Chad eventually undermined the conditions, but they set in motion new demands for transparency and oversight. In response, the World Bank president, James Wolfensohn, launched the Extractive Industry Review, a worldwide consultation on investment in the extractive sector.

In principle, there remained a major difference between the two companies. Levi’s developed one of the fi rst codes of conduct and clearly took human rights in the supply chain seriously. Nike did not. But Levi’s still found itself caught in scandals related to work conditions, and Nike’s recalcitrance provided essential fuel to the rise of a hugely successful public advocacy campaign. The campaign was launched in 1992 by Jeff Ballinger, a labor organizer and activist, with a Harper’s magazine article annotating the pay stub of an Indonesian worker.

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