Social entrepreneurship
Corporate responsibility


This presentation can be used if you have been asked to give a presentation on CSR or if you want a bird’s eye view of the topic at a glance.


This publication by George Starcher and Marcello Palazzi introduces the concept of CSR, the need for it in the current “white waters” environment of decision-making and its potential for transformation within corporations. The entire stakeholder concept is considered.



Angie Mullins sent a recent comprehensive guide to CSR for small and medium sized businesses which covers everything from why it’s important to practical examples. Created by Dale Cudmore:



Claude Fussler, Aron Cramer and Sebastian van der Vegt, Raising the Bar : Creating Value with the UN Global Compact. Sheffield, UK : Greenleaf Publishing, 2004.

Collins, J., Good to Great, New York : Harper Collins, 2001.

Elkington, J., Cannibals with Forks : The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business Oxford, UK : Capstone Publishing, 1997

Ellsworth, Richard. Leading with Purpose : The New Corporate Realities. Stanford University Press, 2002.

Elkington, J., The Chrysalis Economy : How Citizen CEOs and Corporations can Fuse Values and Value Creation ,Oxford, UK : Capstone Publishing, 2003.

David Grayson and Hodges, Adrian, Corporate Social Opportunity ! steps to make CSR work for your business. Sheffield, UK :Greenleaf Publishing, 2004

Holiday, C.O., Jr, S. Schmidheiny and P. Watts, Walking the talk : The Business Case for Sustainable Development. Sheffield, UK. Greenleaf Publishing, UK. 2002.

Michael Hopkins, The Planetary Bargain : CSR Matters. Earthscan, 2003.

Leipziger, Deborah. The Corporate Responsibilty Code Book. Sheffield, UK : Greeleaf Publishing, 2003.

Malcolm McIntosh, Sandrea Waddock and Georg Kell, Leaning to Talk : Corporate Citizenship and the Development of the UN Global Compact. Sheffield, UK : Greenleaf Publishing, 2004.

Porritt, Jonathon. Capitalism as if the World Matters. Earthscan, UK. 2006.

Prahalad, C.K. The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid : Eradicating Poverty through Profits. Pearson Education, Inc. 2005.

Vogel,David The Market for Virtue : The Potential and Limits of CSR. Brookings Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 2005.

European Commission : The Business Case for Diversity : Good Practices in the Workplace. 2005

European Multistakeholder Forum on CSR : Final results and recommendations 29 June 2004 Final Report. DG Employment, European Commission.

This 131 page Final Report offers a complete analysis of CSR determing factors : drivers, obstacles and critical success factors and future initiatives and recommendations. Includes four round table reports as well. Can be found on the EU website.

CorporateSocial Responsibility, Accountability and Governance – globalperspectives

Edited by Istemi Demirag, Professor of Accountingat Queens University Belfast

The book contains international andinterdisciplinary case studies and new insights into the missinglink between CSR and governance, capable of embracing truestakeholder accountability.

Profits with Principles

by Ira Jackson, Jane Nelson

“Over the past twelve years the context for doing business has changed almost beyond recognition. This rapod and unprecedented period of change has challenged even the best-laid plans and most creative corporate visions. At a time when unethical business practices continue to dominate the business press, this book, offers persuasive proof that when businesses combine profit-making with a concern for values and the greater good, they do better in the marketplace than those that concentrate only on the bottom line.

What matters most

by Jeffrey Hollender, Stephen Fenichell

How a Small Group of Pioneers Is Teaching Social Responsibility to Big Business, and Why Big Business Is Listening (Hardcover)



Ethical Corporation

News, comments, analysis and conferences.

CSR Wire

The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire Service.

Harvard Business Review on Corporate Responsibility

Harvard Business School Publishing, 2003This collection of articles gathers the latest thinking on the strategic significance of corporate social responsibility.

The Journal of Corporate Citizenship

Greenleaf Publishing, published quarterlyPeer-reviewed journal integrates theory about corporate citizenship with management practice.


Aspen Institute

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

The Auditing Practices Board (APB)


Business in the Community

Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)

Canadian Business for Social Responsibility

Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College

Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES)

The Copenhagen Centre

Corporate Responsibility Group

CSR Academy

CSR Europe

CSR News

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Entreprises pour l’environment

European Academy of Business in Society

European Baha’i Business Forum

European Business Ethics Network

European Partners for the Environment

European Union

FTSE for Good

The Future 500

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

International Busiess Leaders Forum

International Environment Forum

International Federation of Accountants

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Institute for Business Ethics

Institute for Global Ethics

Istituto Ethos

New Economics Foundation (NEF)

Responsible Business Initiative

Social Accountability International

Social Venture Network

Sustainable Development Switzerland

Sustainable Investment

SRI World Group



Tomorrow’s Company

World Business Council for Sustainable Development



General Codes

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

UN Global Compact

Global Reporting Initiative

Caux Round Table Principles for Business

Global Sullivan Principles of Social Responsibility

Principles for Global Corporate Responsibility

International Code of Ethics for Canadian Business

U.S. Model Business Principles

AccountAbility AA 1000

Consumer Charter for Global Business

Code of Ethics on International Business for Christians, Muslims and Jews

Social Venture Network Standards of Corporate Social Resoponsibioity

Clarkson Principles of Stakeholder Management

Keidanren Charter for Good Corporate Behavior

Canadian Business for Social Responsiblity Guidelines for Corporate Social Performance


CERES Principles

International Chamber of Commerce Business Charter for Sustainable Development

ISO 14001

Eco-Management and Audit Scheme

Kyoto Protocol

International Environment Forum

Rio Declaration onEnvironment and Development

The Earth Charter


ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy

ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

The Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code

Social Accountyability 8000 (SA 8000)

Worker’s Rights Consortium Model Code of Conduct

Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production Principles

Corporate Governance

OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

Principles for Corporate Governance in the Commonwealth

Toronto Stock Exchange Guidelines for Improved Corporate Governance (Dey Report)

Cadbury Code of Best Practices

Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Amnesty International Human Rights Principles for Companies

Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

UN Proposed Draft Human Rights Code of Conduct for Companies

UN Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Fairtrade Labeling Organization

Source : Compendium of Codes of Conduct and Instruments of Corporate Responsiblity, Voluntary Codes Research Group Group, 2003. kmckague(at)



AIESEC International


Conversations with Disbelievers

European Union – DG Enterprise CSR Forum

Business in the Community

And (Community Mark)

Business for Social Resonsibility

CJD (Centre de Jeunes Dirigeants)

Conversations with Disbelievers: an online resource with case studies, reports and latest news on the business case for corporate responsibility particularly for SMEs.

CSR Europe

UK Department of Trade and Industry

Fundación Entorno (Spain)

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

International Business Leaders Forum

International Labour Office

International Network for Environmental Management


UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Wuppertal Institute

European network of organizations in community involvement (Finnish Business & Society) (Samenleving & Bedrift) (Sodalitas – Italy) (Italy) ( promotes CSR in Spain)

diktio(at) (promotes CSR in Greece)

Centres of Ethics

Aspen Institute – Business and Society Program

Boston College – Center for Corporate Citizenship

Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College

Center for Ethical Business Culture

(Formerly Minnesota Center for Corporate Responsibility)

The Centre for Tomorrow’s Company

Cercle d’Ethique des Affaires

Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies

The Conference Board

The Copenhagen Centre

Entreprises dans la Cite

European Baha’i Business Forum

European Business Ethics Network

Global Compact

The Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership

Institute for Business Ethics

New Academy of Business

Philias Foundation

Social Venture Network

Social Venture Network Europe

Society for Business Ethics


Transparency International


World Bank Institute

World Bank – The Global Classroom

World Business Academy



Business Ethics Briefing

Download here this two pager summary answering the question:

“How can a business ensure that its procurement practices are in line with its core values?”

This IBE Briefing considers ethical issues relevant to procurement/purchasing. It provides guidance to those responsible for procurement, suggests examples of good practice and links to corporate purchasing policies.

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