July 2020: A thank you to the readers of the Council on Business & Society CoBS Insights
Dinka Sabalic, IE Business School runner-up in the CoBS 2020 CSR article competition, explores the rise in stakeholder pressure for extractables to adopt cleaner operations – not only to benefit people and planet, but also profit.
Extractive companies may be far from perfect, but nothing is impossible if the industry lets go of its conventional way of thinking and sets the pace for change with consumers leading the way. Doing good while doing bad? A near impossibility? Megha Sureshkar of ESSEC Business School Asia-Pacific explores.
The Environmental and Social Sustainability of Social Enterprise
Fatima Alam, Warwick Business School, analyses the impact, lessons and opportunities that the Covid crisis presents for people and the globalised economy.
Carlo Alberto Calchera of ESSEC Business School explores the shadows of greenwashing and brings light to the powerful argument for corporate responsibility.
In a pure market economy, there is no explicit obligation to uphold social and ethical responsibility. Fans pay big money for their enjoyment; clubs and athletes put on a spectacle. This is theoretically a fair deal for both producers and consumers. Nevertheless, there are still incentives for the sports industry to respect and conduct CSR, whether the motivation comes from staying true to its aforementioned team spirit, or from simply expecting a greater future cash flow.
Joyce Sano, FGV-EAESP runner-up in the 2020 CSR article competition, takes a caustic look – not without a twist of provocative humour – at greenwashing and how companies can or cannot get away with it.
Ruth Viera Melo: how women have been fighting for their rights and how companies can integrate this fight and contribute to reshaping old values that facilitate the maintenance of violence against women
Social Entrepreneurship: Definition and research trends