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dc.contributor.authorWatts, Stephanieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-03T18:54:51Z
dc.date.available2017-07-03T18:54:51Z
dc.date.copyright2010
dc.date.issued2010-09
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/22724
dc.descriptionThis repository item contains a single issue of Issues in Brief, a series of policy briefs that began publishing in 2008 by the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.en_US
dc.description.abstractCorporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a widely used term to describe how large companies adopt practices and policies that curb the potential negative impacts their operations can have on the surrounding environment and the community in which they are based. But companies’ claims of CSR behavior can be difficult to verify. This brief calls for the development of a “Corporate Social Conscience Index” as a mechanism for exerting some degree of transparency and accountability for CSR programs of large multinational companies. The author argues that by developing an index that provides insights to corporations’ excessive, unproductive spending as well as their activities related to environmental sustainability, job creation, and supply chain transparency, consumers along with policy makers, employees and researchers would be able determine whether a corporation is truly practicing corporate social responsibility and pressure more corporations to adopt meaningful CSR programs.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBoston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Futureen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIssues in Brief;16
dc.rightsCopyright 2010 Boston University. Permission to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted provided that: 1. The copies are not made or distributed for direct commercial advantage; 2. the report title, author, document number, and release date appear, and notice is given that copying is by permission of BOSTON UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES. To copy otherwise, or to republish, requires a fee and / or special permission.en_US
dc.subjectCorporate social responsibilityen_US
dc.subjectCorporate social conscience indexen_US
dc.subjectCorporate accountabilityen_US
dc.titleCall for a corporate social conscience indexen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
dc.rights.holderBoston University Trusteesen_US
dc.identifier.issue16


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