Books

The Little Book of Quotations on Social Responsibility

By Wayne Visser

This unique collection of 100 quotations on social responsibility by Dr Wayne Visser is designed to challenge and question, as much as to inspire and inform. The quotes – taken from the extensive writings of Dr Visser – range from the role of business in society and companies’ accountability to stakeholders, to the importance of social justice and the need for transformative – rather than defensive, charitable, promotional or strategic – CSR. The key message is that, for business to survive and thrive in an age of responsibility, it must embrace an ambitious social purpose. Publication date: 2016. Order a copy.

The CSR International Research Compendium: Volume 1 – Governance

Edited by Wayne Visser, Ileana Magureanu, Karina Yadav

In this 550 page Compendium, CSR International has compiled summaries of the best research on corporate sustainability, social responsibility and business ethics since 2009. This first volume on Governance profiles over 450 research publications between 2009 and 2014 – including practitioner reports, market surveys and academic papers – from over 300 authors and more 250 organisations. Specifically, it contains research abstracts on the following governance-related topic areas: Accountability | Transparency | Ethical Behaviour | Responsible Investment | Stakeholder Interests | Fair Operating Practices. Publication date: 2015. Order a copy.

The CSR International Research Compendium: Volume 2 – Environment

Edited by Wayne Visser, Ileana Magureanu, Karina Yadav

In this 610 page Compendium, CSR International has compiled summaries of the best research on corporate sustainability, social responsibility and business ethics since 2009. This second volume on Environment profiles over 500 research publications between 2009 and 2014 – including practitioner reports, market surveys and academic papers – from over 80 authors and more 400 organisations. Specifically, it contains research abstracts on the following environment-related topic areas: Sustainable Development and the Green Economy | Sustainability Practices | Sustainable Resource Use | Prevention of Pollution | Climate Change | Protection of the Environment and Biodiversity | Sectoral Approaches. Publication date: 2015. Order a copy.

The CSR International Research Compendium: Volume 3 – Society

Edited by Wayne Visser, Ileana Magureanu, Karina Yadav

In this Compendium, CSR International has compiled summaries of the best research on corporate sustainability, social responsibility and business ethics since 2009. This third volume on Society profiles over 400 research publications between 2009 and 2014 – including practitioner reports, market surveys and academic papers – from over 180 authors and more 280 organisations. Specifically, it contains research abstracts on the following society-related topic areas: Human Rights | Labour practices | Consumer-Oriented CSR | Communication | Consumer Social and Environmental Responsibility | Community Involvement | Contribution Community Development. Publication date: 2015. Order a copy.

Disrupting the Future: Great Ideas for Creating a Much Better World

Edited by Wayne Visser

In 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next 40 Years (Chelsea Green, 2012), Jorgen Randers draws on his own experience in the sustainability area, global forecasting tools, and the predictions – included in the book as ‘Glimpses’ – of more than thirty thought leaders to guide us through the future he feels is most likely to emerge towards the middle of the century. At a meeting of 25 of the ‘Glimpse’ authors in Cambridge in October 2013, each participant was invited to present a ‘great idea’ (or thought, or development or fact) that they believed could improve on world developments over the next forty years. Disrupting the Future – Great ideas for Creating a Much Better Future is the result of this process and is a remarkable collection of ideas and proposals by a diverse set of thought-leaders, each of which has responded in their own creative way to Jorgen Randers’ concluding challenge in 2052: ‘Please help me make my forecast wrong. Together we could create a much better world.’ Publication date: 2014. Order a copy.

Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility

By Wayne Visser

Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility (CSR) – incorporating corporate responsibility, sustainable development, business ethics and corporate citizenship – has become a widely taught subject in business schools and practiced in companies around the world. Presented here is a comprehensive textbook that introduces students and practitioners to CSR theory and practice, looking at the past, present and future. The text includes 25 case studies and over 60 sets of discussion questions (nearly 200 questions), which allow teachers, students and practitioners to reflect on the presented content and to discuss, debate and dig deeper into the issues. The text itself is written in a highly readable style, without sacrificing academic rigour (there are over 200 references cited). The result is an inexpensive, accessible and searchable introduction to a management discipline that has become critical to the future of business, written by one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject. Publication date: 2013. Order a copy.

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