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By GSMIweb on 22-Apr-10 01:53.

The next five years of CSR - some progress An Article from Business Respect, Issue Number 69, dated 11 Jan 2004 By Mallen Baker In our first new year edition of Business Respect, two years ago, we made a number - nine no less - of predictions about what would happen in the world of corporate social responsibility over the coming five years. Two years in, and in the spirit of accountability, let's see how we're doing. 1. There will be a growing emphasis on the quality of management of corporate social responsibility - not just whether you do it at all. This prediction goes to the heart of the business case for CSR. All those who look for conclusive evidence of a link between CSR and the bottom line have to have some way of rating how well CSR policies are put into practice, not just what is the rhetoric. There is no other aspect of management where you would expect such a link to be automatic, regardless of the quality of your work.
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By GSMIweb on 22-Apr-10 01:52.

The next five years of CSR - some progress An Article from Business Respect, Issue Number 46, dated 29 Dec 2002 By Mallen Baker This time last year, we made a number of predictions about what would happen in the world of corporate social responsibility over the coming five years. It may not be five years later just yet - but it's worth nevertheless fearlessly casting an eye back on each of these to see whether trends since that time suggest the predictions will ultimately hold up or not. 1. There will be a growing emphasis on the quality of management of corporate social responsibility - not just whether you do it at all. This prediction centred of the heart of the business case for CSR. People ask the question whether you can draw a correlation between socially responsible business practice and economic performance or share price. But there is no other aspect of management where you would expect such a link to be automatic, regardless of the quality of your work. Progress: Not much yet. Whether a company 'does' CSR remains pretty much a yes / no question. However, the factors that led to the prediction remain in place, and we think it still holds pretty good.
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By GSMIweb on 22-Apr-10 01:51.

The Media and Social Responsibility An Article from Business Respect, Issue Number 70, dated 1 Feb 2004 By Mallen Baker The Hutton Report has placed the harshest possible spotlight on the social responsibility of media companies - a light that in the first instance has not been greatly flattering to the BBC. But what here is the real challenge of corporate social responsibility for media companies? Recently I attended a meeting of the UK's All Party Parliamentary Group on Corporate Social Responsibility - a session specifically focusing on the role of the media. Sadly, it was nothing of the sort. Rather, it became a lengthy discussion on how the media dealt with companies and social responsibility issues affecting them. Hardly surprising, I suppose. The MPs and Lords present were much more interesting in the relationship between their own work and the media that so often interpret it for the general public.
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By GSMIweb on 22-Apr-10 01:49.

Profitable poverty alleviation creates a new frontier for corporate responsibility An Article from Business Respect, Issue Number 79, dated 12 Dec 2004 By Mallen Baker Last week, the Financial Times carried a story about how GrupoNueva aims to target the world's poor as a potential market by aiming to design and sell affordable wood and water pipeline products to this vast segment of the world's population. The company, it said, was aiming to show how profitability and corporate responsibility can go hand in hand. The move is one of the first responses to the reasoning behind the recent book by C.K.Prahalad, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Prahalad's premise is that the intelligent application of markets can create a real breakthrough in tackling global poverty. After all, he points out, for more than 50 years the World Bank, donor nations, aid agencies, governments and others have taken what steps they could but have failed to eradicate poverty. It remains the world's most visible and daunting problem.
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By GSMIweb on 22-Apr-10 01:48.

Measuring corporate social impact - art or science? An Article from Business Respect, Issue Number 92, dated 7 Apr 2006 By Mallen Baker For years, people wanting to measure and report real performance in corporate social responsibility have been frustrated over one area in particular - the apparent impossibility in making any kind of real objective measurement of the company's social impact. Now, a new tool claims to solve this problem - the Social Footprint. The Social Footprint, produced by the Centre for Sustainable Innovation, promises great things. It is, according to the Centre, "a corporate sustainability measurement and reporting method that quantifies the social impact of organizations on people". Further, it "produces the true bottom-line oriented measures of impact" and says that this means that 'true Triple Bottom Line measures can now be taken and reported for the very first time'. This is heady stuff indeed.
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