Posts Tagged ‘Yawen’

CSR & Government – Updated

In my previous post, I discussed about the possibility for the market economy to self-regulate and extract virtue out of companies, as well as the need for governments to internalise the positive externalities of CSR. I then found another article which provides a setting for the discussion (which should actually be read first in order to appreciate the contents of the previous post!).

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CSR: a prevention measure?

I chanced upon an interview on CSR with Chip Pitts, who currently serves as president of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and lectures on CSR and business/human rights at Stanford Law School and Oxford University. The interview explores the questions how CSR might have helped head off Wall Street’s precipitous failure or have avoided the scary economic development of the past two years.

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The Role of Governments in CSR

We have been discussing CSR on a market level thus far. Is it possible for the market economy to self-regulate and extract virtue out of companies? What is the role of governments in sustaining this practice?

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Communicating Internal CSR

We have been discussing about BP and its external corporate social responsibility so far. Nevertheless, the most successful ethical companies are those whose images is not an image at all: it’s reality, as echoed by Ethical Corporation. As such, this post will discuss about internal CSR, placing emphasis on Internal CSR Communications with Intel as a case study.

BP’s unresponsive response



Both Images by AP Photographer Charlie Riedel from Caught in the Oil

Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, 2010 and killed 11 workers.
46 days or more than a month later, BP has yet to find an effective solution to salvage the situation.
As the surface oil spreads out, birds are the first to feel its weight.
You can also visit to see the extent of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Tentacles of Responsibilities.

Immediately after the unprecedented oil spill from Deepwater Horizon explosion, many discussions have been centered around the question of responsibilities. In response to the accident, Barack Obama demanded for BP to take responsibilities and “pay for all the damages caused”. It seemed like BP must be the main (and sole) culprit because they are the one which has the means to pay for the damages and resolve the situation.