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Corporate Governance, Ethics and Csr
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The rise of CSR (corporate social responsibility) is creating a paradigm shift in contemporary corporate culture and organizational behaviour with shareholder and stakeholder activism on the rise as international banking crises and global corporate scandals dominate the headlines. Through accountability and transparency, fiduciary capitalism is being challenged to tie sustainability and corporate conscience to the bottom line. With the emergence of impact investing, social responsibility and ethics in corporate governance is becoming essential to long-term success in the new global marketplace. Corporations need to demonstrate that ethical, environmentally conscious business practices and profit are no longer mutually exclusive. Justine Simpson and John R. Taylor's Corporate Governance Ethics and CSR gives the reader a comprehensive guide to today's requirements for governance and reporting that organizations must adopt to successfully strike a balance between financial gain and socially responsible, green business practices that enhance the greater good. Employing current examples (Walmart, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup) and case studies in both the public and private sectors, Simpson and Taylor have compiled a thorough and fascinating roadmap, including historical context, for anyone seeking to understand the complex workings of the international corporate economy that affects us all. This book is perfect for students of, and those wishing to participate in, this revolutionary wave sweeping our planet.
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Demonstrates the realities of balancing social responsibility with modern business practice Takes a practical approach to a complex topic Includes private and public sector examples

Table of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: The need for trust;
    • Chapter - 02: Corporate culture;
    • Chapter - 03: Ethical behaviour;
    • Chapter - 04: Principles of corporate governance;
    • Chapter - 05: The role of the senior executives/board;
    • Chapter - 06: Assessing performance and remuneration of directors and senior executives;
    • Chapter - 07: The audit function;
    • Chapter - 08: Corporate governance and other stakeholders;
    • Chapter - 09: Corporate Social Responsibility and its reporting;
    • Chapter - 10: Corporate Social Responsibility, its measurement, theories and models;
    • Chapter - 11: Small companies, charities and other not-for-profit organizations;
    • Chapter - 12: Emerging issues

About the Author

John Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in accounting and auditing at Leeds Metropolitan University. He has substantial experience of working as an accountant in the audit profession and was formerly financial director of a company in the clothing industry. Justine Simpson is a Principal Lecturer in Accountancy Financial Services at Leeds Met. She teaches professional accounting qualifications (CIMA, CIPFA, ACCA) and management accountancy, project management, forensic accounting and financial management modules on BA Accounting Finance degree and MSc Accounting.

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"[H]olistic approach to the issue of the role organizations play in society... Several books, even ones previously reviewed here, attempt to discuss these three topics individually. Corporate Governance, Ethics and CSR intertwines all three and, as the book's back cover seamlessly concludes, "demonstrates the realities of balancing social ly responsible business with modern business practice in a diverse range of organizations, using case studies from both the private and public sector.""--Nikki Lazenby "Internal Auditing "

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