Investing in Corporate Social Responsibility: A Guide to Best Practice, Business Planning & the UK's Leading Companies

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Kogan Page Publishers, 2005 - 359 pages
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The rapid growth of ethical investment funds reflects a growing desire for investors to back socially responsible companies. And there are other sound reasons why companies that are seen to be ethical, environmentally friendly, good employers etc, can see real benefits to their bottom line. Recent revisions to stock market rules have made ethical funds available to a much wider group of advisors and investors. This important book explains the issues and the benefits of corporate social responsibility in the context of an analysis of the 300 quoted UK companies currently listed on the prestigious FTSE4Good index. Part One covers recent corporate ethics issues and the damage that revelations of dishonesty and unethical practice can do to stock markets. It explains how businesses can avoid these problems and why it is good to do so. The criteria whereby companies are seen to be 'socially responsible' and the growing importance of SR to investors and other stakeholders are addressed. The performance of the FTSE4Good index and compares the sector to the general market are analysed in detail. Part Two contains a full directory of the 300 companies listed on the FTSE4Good index, and table
 

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Corporate social responsibility bottomline issue
5
Corporate citizenship as part of the business model
15
Legislation litigation activism and threats
27
Measuring corporate social responsibility
39
What makes a multinational company a global citizen?
49
Corporate social responsibility the investors perspective
67
Managing the interests of stakeholders an investor
79
Mutual benefit and responsible business practice
97
Waste management and recycling
143
Environmental risk management
155
Corporate social responsibility as part of the business
167
1R professionals 185 Conclusion
195
FTSE4Good
211
rating and comparing social
251
A selection of profiles of contributing organizations
269
Human rights in the global workplace The UN Human
305

Corporate governance best practice
111
Human rights in the global marketplace
125
Why are pharmaceutical and chemical companies at risk? 131 Why
133

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John Hancock the consultant editor, was Ethical Investment Journalist of the Year in 1999 and is a journalist with over 20 years' experience in financial services.

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