"I really appreciate the suggestion that we reinforce practices that create safe, secure, and supportive working environments that honor all. During this time of hardship in our economy, if we all started supporting policies that benefit our society broadly, we could help our country to become a better place to live."—Pat Demasters, director, Career Management Group, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
"In this time of deep, pervasive mistrust and disillusionment with many of our institutions, including business, this book addresses a topic that receives far too little attention—the nature and practice of social responsibility. Exploring the integration of social concern into a wide variety of settings, it demonstrates that there is always opportunity to strengthen our commitment to the common good—and that we will profit from doing so."—Patricia Snyder, PhD, RN, retired nurse executive, chair, Health Care for All—California, Contra Costa County
"Many organizations, including ours, are deep in dialogue on the corporate role as it relates to social responsibility for our customers, our associates, and our business partners. This book provides valuable information to help organizations make that connection."—Audrey Southard, senior vice president, human resources, Follett Higher Education Group
"Ron Elsdon and his contributors provide a framework for social responsibility and how it can be put into action. Many inspiring examples bring this topic to life while also demonstrating the need for more action to counter rising inequality in our society. This is a very approachable book."—Jurgen Auerbach, CEO, Pronatec AG, Switzerland
"Business Behaving Well clearly lays out why being socially responsible is good for business, and how transparency in communication and relationships with the community—stakeholders, not just shareholders—is also good for business."—David Knego, executive director, Curry Senior Center
"A critical analysis of social responsibility through the lenses of different kinds of organizations and sectors, with examples and principles for practical implementation throughout.The perspectives from multiple contributors fully engage the reader. Clearly provides a call to action for individuals, businesses, nonprofits and the public sector to work together to make this a better society for all."—Dorothy M. Moser, vice president, human resources, Easter Seals, Inc.