publicpolicy_econference

publicpolicy_econference - W BI S ERIES ON C ORPORATE R...

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WBI S ERIES ON C ORPORATE R ESPONSIBILITY , A CCOUNTABILITY , AND S USTAINABLE C OMPETITIVENESS Public Policy for Corporate Social Responsibility July 7–25, 2003 Edited by Djordjija Petkoski World Bank Institute and Nigel Twose World Bank Group Jointly sponsored by the World Bank Institute, the Private Sector Development Vice Presidency of the World Bank, and the International Finance Corporation
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Contents Preface……………………………………………………………………………………1 Introduction ……………………………………………………….……………………2 Responses to Topics………. .…………. .……………………………………………. .3 E-Conference Participation ………………………………………………………….4 Summary of Each Week’s Discussion Week I: The range of roles that governments play in providing an "enabling environment" for CSR …………………………………………………………………. .5 Messages from Participants……………………………………………………. ..11 Week 2: Exploring the alignment between public sector priorities and CSR activities in the extractive industries …………………………………………………………….24 Messages from Participants……………………………………………………. ..27 Week 3: Understanding the relationship between CSR, trade and foreign direct investment ………………………………………. ..………….……….…………………43 Messages from Participants ……………………………………………………. .47 Appendix Comments by Participants about the E-conference……………………………………. ..57 Short Bios of Moderators & Commentators………………………………….…. .……. ..58 Additional Online Resources Relating to Public Policy and CSR……….………………61 WBI E-Conferences on Corporate Responsibility, Accountability and Sustainability……………………………………………………………………………. .62
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Preface to the Report Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the commitment of business to contribute to sustainable economic development, working with employees, their families, the local community and society at large to improve quality of life, in ways that are both good for business and good for development. Although the contemporary CSR agenda is maturing, the term “CSR” has not yet taken hold within many public sector agencies, either in industrial or developing countries. Few government initiatives have been undertaken explicitly as “pro-CSR initiatives” but nonetheless many have contributed effectively to the promotion of greater social responsibility. For example, the primary incentive of public sector activities that promote exports of sustainably produced goods and services might well be to earn foreign exchange, but they still have a positive impact by encouraging responsible production. Public sector agencies that do not use the
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