Tag Archives: corporate social responsibility

Transformational CSR Leadership: “Triple Transformation” for Best Practice

A version of this post appeared in CSRWire Talkback. We often hear about transformational leaders in popular media. These individuals are supposed to be larger than life, provoking and implementing deep-seated changes in established systems. But this way of thinking about leaders and transformations ignores several key issues, especially in the context of environmental sustainability […]

Review Essay: Four Books on CSR

I wrote an extended review essay for Organization on four recent books about corporate social responsibility. The books are: Managing Corporate Social Responsibility: A Communication Approach, W. T. Coombs and S. J. Holladay. Chichester: Wiley, 2011. 200 pp. £23.50. ISBN 9781444336450 Stakeholders Matter: A New Paradigm for Strategy in Society, S. Sachs and E. Rühli. Cambridge: […]

Where’s the Leadership in CSR?

This post also appeared in CSRWire Talkback. One of the projects I’m currently working on examines the role of leadership in corporate social responsibility. The first thing that struck me while going through all the available CSR material was how little it had to say on leadership, compared to (say) stakeholders, the “business case” or even global/local adaptations. Oh, we […]

The 5-Step Primer: Culture, CSR, and Globalization

This post also appeared in CSRWire Talkback. What then would a glocal approach to CSR entail? Here’s a 5-step primer:

Culture, CSR, and Globalization?

This post also appeared in CSRWire Talkback. The thought that culture presents yet another challenge to formulating global best practices of corporate social responsibility is likely to come as an “uh-oh” moment for several CSR practitioners and activists, especially those active at the global/international level. In our quest to hold companies from across the world […]