Corporate Social Responsibility: The Role of Business in Sustainable Development

Corporate Social Responsibility: The Role of Business in Sustainable Development

by Oliver F. Williams


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415824972
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Series: Global Institutions Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Oliver Williams is a member of the faculty of the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame and is the director of the Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business.

Williams is the editor or author of 15 books as well as numerous articles on business ethics in journals such as the Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, the Journal of Business Ethics, Business Horizons and Theology Today. Recent books include Economic Imperatives and Ethical Values in Global Business: The South African Experience and Global Codes Today (co-authored with S. Prakash Sethi) and Peace Through Commerce: Responsible Corporate Citizenship and the UN Global Compact.

He served as associate provost of the University of Notre Dame from 1987-94 and is a past chair of the Social Issues Division of the Academy of Management. In 2006, he was appointed a member of the three-person Board of Directors at the United Nations Global Compact Foundation. The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative with over 7,000 businesses around the world as members.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Corporate social responsibility: its history and development 2. The purpose of business: the basic issue 3. Stretching the limits of CSR: breaking the bounds of the market logic 4. Corporate social responsibility as an instrument of global governance: the UN Global Compact 5. Conclusion: moving from incremental progress toward transformational action in shaping an inclusive and sustainable economy

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