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PricewaterhouseCoopers Center has wide range of literature on the different aspects of Corporate Social Performance and Corporate Social Responsibility. The most attractive are the following ones. 

 

Note: The following titles can be found at the usual bookselling websites or at the publisher's.

CSR in Practice: Delving Deep

Ed. by Andrew Kakabadse and Nada Kakabadse

Palgrave Macmillan 2007

  • Seven chapters of original research delve deep into the reality of CSR pursuit. Paucity of CSR leadership emerges as central. From examination of CSR application within the supply chain of a global food manufacturer to a local French hospital, the inability to reconcile organisational requirements with social responsibility demands leads to social irresponsibility. Equally, shortage of ethical concern is emphasised in investment banking and especially private healthcare. Moral leadership is moving from the physician to the healthcare manager through promoting images of the body beautiful to attract vulnerable clients. Study of insider trading highlights the real concern, namely the influence of global corporations shaping markets in their favour and not the insider with privileged knowledge.
  • Astonishing in its breadth, this book concludes that CSR is here to stay. Needed however, are the skills for improved CSR adoption from the boardroom downwards. Integrating CSR and firm strategy remains the challenge.

 

The Business of Sustainability: Building industry cases for corporate sustainability

Ed.by Ulrich Steger

Palgrave Macmillan 2004

  • The result of an extensive and intensive research project carried out in a groundbreaking partnership between a conservation NGO (WWF) and a top European business school (IMD), the contents of this book reveal the economic logic behind corporate sustainability in a total of nine key industry sectors, 'big sinners' included. Unparalleled access to global companies through corporate membership of IMD's research initiative - the Forum for Corporate Sustainability Management - allowed IMD researchers to ground their research in the reality of perceptions and attitudes of both sustainability and other business managers within companies. This completely new approach to understanding the business case for sustainability has lead to a never-before attempted comparative scrutiny of the business case for sustainability across industries, and a product that managers can actually use: a set of practical diagnostic tools for managers. 

 

Sustainable Value: How the World’s Leasing Companies Are Doing Well by Doing Good

Ch. Laszlo

Greenleaf Publishing 2008

 

Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social, Environmental and Economic Impacts

M. J. Epstein

Greenleaf Publishing 2008

  • The best practices in corporate sustainability performance are no longer the exclusive domain of companies like Ben & Jerry's or The Body Shop, as they were a decade ago; now, large, multinational companies like G.E. and Wal-Mart are leading the way with significant financial and organizational commitments to social and environmental issues. However, good intentions aren't enough. Whether motivated by concern for society and the environment, government regulation, stakeholder pressures, or economic profit, managers and strategists need to continue making significant changes to more effectively manage their social, economic, and environmental impacts - and to remain competitive. The guidance they need to do that is in this book.
  • Marc Epstein has produced the ultimate "how-to-do-it" guide for corporate leaders, strategists, academics, sustainability consultants, and anyone else with an interest in actually making sustainability work for organizations. With a growing number of corporate leaders asking for urgent help in "getting this done," the timing of the book could not be better.

 

The Corporate Responsibility Code Book, Second Edition

D. Leipziger

Greenleaf Publishing 2010.

 

 

 

Stakeholder Politics: Social Capital, Sustainable Development and the Corporation

Robert Boutilier

Greenleaf Publishing 2010

  • When corporate management tries to engage with stakeholders, they often encounter a world of hardball politics full of hostile activists, self-interested elites and unpredictable attacks. This 'how to' guide teaches managers how to both play stakeholder politics and collaborate with stakeholders towards sustainability goals - and identify and improve the social capital patterns in their own networks.
  • "This is a one-of-a-kind book that explores the politics of creating value for stakeholders from a unique and very practical perspective. Managers will gain much insight into their business models from reading and applying this book. Stakeholder Politics can make a real difference to your business."
    R. E. Freeman, Olsson Professor of Business Administration, The Darden School, University of Virginia See more about the content on  http://www.corporateregister.com/publications/details/?p=2768

 

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