The new Baltic Rim Economies Special Issue on Corporate Social Responsibility introduces articles on the responsibility of businesses for their impact on society from various perspectives. The themes covered in this issue include, for instance, the variety of benefits obtained with CSR both for companies and the society as a whole, as well as the importance of the involvement of both public and private stakeholders in the CSR dialogue. The writers include, among others, Guy Ryder, Director General of International Labour Organization, who in his article discusses CSR and decent work.
The Special Issue, published as a part of the MNEmerge project, includes several articles from researchers involved with the project. MNEmerge project director, Professor Juha Väätänen from Lappeenranta University of Technology discusses the contribution of MNEs to the socio-economic development in developing countries through FDI. Professor Xiaolan Fu and Research Officer Jun Hou from the University of Oxford, on the other hand, analyse China’s direct investment and its impact in Africa. Professorial Fellow Shyama Ramani from UNU-MERIT focuses on the improvement of sanitation coverage in India through public-private partnership. In addition, Valerie Nattrodt, Research Fellow Leonardo Bremermann and Director of Science and Technology Mauro Rosa from INESC P&D Brasil present the Light for All public social programme in Brazil. Finally, the main themes discussed in the issue are summarised in the concluding remarks of Project Researcher Hanna Mäkinen from the University of Turku.
You can download the issue in pdf format through this link.
The Pan-European Institute at Turku School of Economics, the University of Turku, Finland, publishes a discussion forum, Baltic Rim Economies (BRE), which focuses mainly on the economic development of the Baltic Sea region. In the BRE review, high-level public and corporate decision makers, representatives of Academia and several other experts contribute to the discussion. For more information, please visit the BRE website.