This book examines the relationship between two divergent fields – corporate activity and heritage conservation – linking the financing of conservation and its benefits with the corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals of the private sector. Through discussion of physical conservation, benefits to heritage site visitors, sustainable development impacts, and corporate benefits such as improved reputation, this book outlines the shared value of corporate support for cultural heritage sites, and encourages financial and in-kind support for conservation and responsible activity by the private sector. Providing a convincing commercial rationale for CSR managers to engage with cultural heritage sites, this book suggests how companies may reap the benefits of CSR for heritage. Author Fiona Starr offers advice for companies looking to specialize in a unique CSR endeavor, especially those looking to engage with emerging markets. The book also provides useful strategies for heritage managers to attract CSR and financial support, offering new look at the financing of heritage conservation at both international and local levels and providing a new approach to the future of financing of cultural heritage conservation
The Corporate Responsibility Code Book has become the go-to guide for companies trying to understand the landscape of corporate responsibility and searching for their own, unique route towards satisfying diverse stakeholders. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. A company may face quite different challenges if it operates in more than one part of the world. And yet stakeholders, especially consumers and investors, are keen for some degree of comparability with which they can evaluate corporate performance. There are countervailing forces at work within corporate responsibility: on the one hand is the need for convergence in order to simplify the large numbers of codes and standards; and, on the other hand, the need to foster diversity and innovation. Many of the best codes of conduct and standards are not well known, while some CR instruments that are well disseminated are not terribly effective. Some comprehensive codes of conduct achieve nothing, while other quite vague codes of conduct become well embedded into the organization and foster innovation and change. This landmark book explains the best CR instruments available, and distils their most valuable elements. In the fully revised third edition, Deborah Leipziger widens her lens to provide detailedanalysis of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Gender EqualityPrinciples and ISO 26000 while updating other key tools such as the Equator Principles, the OECD guidelines and GRI’s new G4 framework. The codes in this book cover a wide range of issues, including human rights, labour rights,environmental management, corruption and corporate governance. The book also includeshow-to (or process) codes focusing on reporting, stakeholder engagement and assurance.
Cultural Heritage in International Investment Law and Arbitration
Collection of articles addressing issues such as globalisation and human rights, worker's rights, environmental protection, affirming the rights of children, women and indigenous peoples, the impact of international trade regimes on cultural rights, business ethics and corruption. Includes a bibliography and an index Contributors are academics and business executives. Rees is director of the centre for peaace and conflict studies at the University of Sydney. Wrigth is senior lecturer in the faculty of law at the University of Sydney.
Over the last four decades Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has acquired distinctive organizational status and become the subject of an increasing number of social and environmental policies. This development has been reflected by an outpouring of literature that focuses on CSR and constitutes a distinct area of business education and research. This major work carefully and constructively brings together seminal articles to provide a comprehensive overview of the burgeoning, interdisciplinary, and international scholarly writing in the field. Papers will cover the following areas: Volume I: Theories and Concepts of CSR – providing a comprehensive grounding in the conceptual and normative CSR literature Volume II: Managing and Implementing CSR – providing a thorough overview of CSR as a practical phenomenon Volume III: CSR in Global Context – providing an integrated international perspective on CSR theory and practice
Corporate Social Responsibility in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
Increased tourism benefits local economies by creating more revenue and employment options as interest in the location grows. However, as the hospitality and travel industry continues to grow and adapt, it becomes imperative that they implement socially responsible procedures. Corporate Social Responsibility in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry discusses issues and challenges faced by organizations implementing responsible business practices within the travel, hotel, leisure and hospitality industries. Featuring best practices and theoretical concepts on the support of local economies, ethical sourcing of native goods, and sustainability procedures, this publication is a vital source for policy makers, academicians, researchers, students, technology developers, and government officials interested in emergent ethical and moral practices within the travel industry.
A Brief Look at Our Social Political Educational Cultural Heritage