Political CSR in India: analysis of Indian participants in the United Nations Global Compact in the pre and post mandate period

Shirodkar, Vikrant (2017) Political CSR in India: analysis of Indian participants in the United Nations Global Compact in the pre and post mandate period. In: Mitra, Nayan and Schmidpeter, René (eds.) Corporate social responsibility in India: cases and developments after the legal mandate. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 51-67. ISBN 9783319417806

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Abstract

Research on the political connotations of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been gaining momentum. Political CSR includes social and philanthropic activities undertaken by firms that enable them to access political stakeholders while safeguarding their legitimacy and reputation at the same time. One such activity includes participation in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), which, since its inception in 2000, has provided an opportunity for organisations to voluntarily participate in addressing social challenges from a global multi-stakeholder perspective. However, governments in several emerging-market countries have been making CSR mandatory to address social and environmental issues at a local (or domestic) level. In this study, I analyse the Indian participants in the United Nations Global Compact in the pre and post CSR mandate period (passing of the Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013). By doing so, this study aims to explore how the CSR mandate could potentially have implications on Political CSR.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5387 Business ethics
Depositing User: Vikrant Shirodkar
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 06:49
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2017 07:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/61450
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