MNEmerge Newsletter April 2015

Baltic Rim Economies Special Issue on Corporate Social Responsibility published

BRE 2 2015 coverThe 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.

Expert articles:

  • Guy Ryder: Corporate Social Responsibility and decent work
  • Juha Väätänen: How to make the world a better place?
  • François Passant: Which role for capital markets in promoting sustainability?
  • Dolores Gallardo-Vázquez: Does Corporate Social Responsibility motivate competitive success of firms?
  • Liisa Rohweder: The next wave of innovation is clean, big and profitable
  • Janne Sivonen: Fairtrade’s growth strengthens the corporate social responsibility trend
  • Xiaolan Fu & Jun Hou: China’s direct investment in Africa and its impact
  • Shyama V. Ramani: Sanitation – providing safe toilets through public-private partnerships
  • Vidhi A. Chaudhri: The promise and challenge of collaboration for CSR – corporate-NGO engagement
  • Valerie Nattrodt, Leonardo E. Bremermann & Mauro Rosa: The Light for All Programme – the Brazilian case of the MNEmerge project
  • Matthias S. Fifka: Corporate Social Responsibility in Russia – the long and winding road in between western influence and Russian tradition
  • Maxim A. Storchevoy: Business ethics and CSR in Russia – an outlook of 2015
  • Marzena Strzelczak: Polish CSR in brief
  • Linda Piirto: The Finnish CSR policy – aiming to be forerunners
  • Mikko Routti: How is Finnish business creating sustainable and inclusive growth?
  • Vappu Kunnaala-Hyrkki & Olli-Pekka Brunila: Corporate Social Responsibility trends in maritime logistics
  • Neil Bellefontaine & Tafsir Johansson: Ocean governance and the EU “macro-regional” strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
  • Hanna Mäkinen: Concluding remarks on the Special Issue on Corporate Social Responsibility

You may download the issue free of charge here.

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.

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