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CSR has now moved beyond the stage of specialist or niche subjectto become an integral part of global business and society. Thistimely edition is destined to become the definitive guide to CSR,Sustainability, Business Ethics and the organizations and standardsin the field.

The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility is a uniquepublication and is the culmination of over a hundred of theworld’s leading thinkers, opinion formers, academic andbusiness people providing an easy-to-use guide to CSR: from generalconcepts such as sustainability, stakeholder management, businessethics and human rights to more specific topics such as carbontrading, microfinance, biodiversity, the Base of the Pyramid modeland globalisation. In addition to definitions of the most importantterms across the wide range of CSR associated topics, this bookalso covers all the most important codes and guidelines, such asthe Equator Principles, the UN Global Compact and ISO standards, aswell as providing background on organizations such as the WorldBusiness Council for Sustainable Development and TransparencyInternational and profiles of CSR in particular industries andregions.

This paperback edition includes all the latest developments inCSR as well as incorporating new sections on boardroom pay, thesub-prime market and the financial crisis.

Praise for the first edition:

"A complete reference guide...offers an invaluable combinationof lessons learned and best practice for the future...providesfirst–hand insights" (Forum CSR International, October2008)

"This is a timely and innovative contribution to the field ofCorporate Social Responsibility" (Retail & LeisureInternational, February 2008)

"...a handy reference to have on the shelf behind your desk..."(Ethical Performance, February 2008)

“You will not find a wider display of today’s keyglobal players and their action programs than here.”(CSR–News.net, May 2008)

“The book contains a great deal of detailedresearch.” (Supply Management, May 2008)

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