Corporate Governance, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility examines the three separate strands relevant to the new demands of organizational behaviour and reporting, including coverage of both private and public sector organizations.
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.
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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