09 Dec '11, 1am

Myths About CSR in Developing Countries

As part of the Quest for CSR 2.0 series Are concepts and models of corporate social responsibility (CSR) developed in the West appropriate for developing countries? I decided to first tackle this question by setting out what I believe to be Seven Popular Myths about CSR in developing countries. Most of these myths exist as a result of the feeding frenzy that inevitably occurs every time the media has hunted down and sunk its teeth into one or other juicy story of corporate exploitation. They, however, become sustainable because they are spread by whole legions of largely well-intentioned people who have vested interests in promoting their particular brand of the truth about CSR. The Seven Myths: Economic growth is not compatible with CSR. Multinationals are the biggest CSR sinners. Multinationals are the biggest CSR saviours. Developing countries are anti-multinational. De...

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