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Responsible Business in a Changing World

New Management Approaches for Sustainable Development

  • Belén Díaz Díaz
  • Nicholas Capaldi
  • Samuel O. Idowu
  • René Schmidpeter

Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Samuel O. Idowu, Belén Díaz Díaz, Nicholas Capaldi, René Schmidpeter
    Pages 1-14
  3. Responsible Finance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Eva Pardo, Marta de la Cuesta-González
      Pages 17-31
    3. Andy (A. W.) Mullineux
      Pages 69-96
  4. Corporate Governance

  5. CSR Reporting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Songwit Charoenkitthanalap, Jiraporn Kradphet, Dararat Phoprachak, Theenida Buntornwon
      Pages 183-194
    3. Imane Allam, Simone Scagnelli, Laura Corazza
      Pages 195-211
    4. Elena Ferrer, Rafael Santamaría, Nuria Suárez
      Pages 213-232
  6. Global Perspectives and Cases

About this book


This book explores the current state of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from an international perspective, the goal being to share ideas and visions for a sustainable future and to provide useful guidelines for academics, practitioners and policymakers in the context of the 2030 “Agenda for Sustainable Development” released by the United Nations. Research on CSR has evolved considerably over the last three decades. However, there are still many unanswered questions concerning the sustainability of business in an increasingly changing world, for example: If most companies consider CSR to be valuable to their organizations, why do only 15% of them systematically implement Social Responsibility initiatives? If CSR has been found to be profitable for companies, why are they so reluctant to develop an active, internal CSR policy? Why are there such significant differences in CSR adoption from country to country? Why does it take a huge crisis to make politicians react and regulate certain core CSR issues? This contributed volume answers these questions, presenting a wealth of case studies and new approaches in the process. 


Sustainability reporting CSR disclosure Socially responsible finance ESG disclosure International perspectives on CSR Theory and praxis of CSR Climate finance Environmental resilience Cooperative social responsibility

Editors and affiliations

  • Belén Díaz Díaz
    • 1
  • Nicholas Capaldi
    • 2
  • Samuel O. Idowu
    • 3
  • René Schmidpeter
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and BusinessUniversity of CantabriaSantanderSpain
  2. 2.Faculty of Economics and BusinessLoyola University New OrleansNew OrleansUSA
  3. 3.London Metropolitan UniversityLondon Guildhall Faculty Business & LawLondonUK
  4. 4.Cologne Business SchoolCologneGermany

About the editors

Belen Díaz Díaz has a Ph.D. in finance. She is an associate professor of finance at the University of Cantabria, Spain, and the academic director at Santander Financial Institute (SANFI). Previously, she was the vice-dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and director of campus and social development at the University of Cantabria. She was a visiting researcher at the University of California in Berkeley, USA, the London School of Economics, United Kingdom, and the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. Professor Díaz Díaz is the author of several papers about CSR, corporate governance, banking and corporate finance in academic journals and books.

Nicholas Capaldi is the "Legendre-Soulé" distinguished chair in business ethics at Loyola University New Orleans, USA, where he also serves as director of the Center for Spiritual Capital. He is the founder and president of the Global Corporate Governance Institute. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. His principal research and teaching interest is in public policy and its intersection with political science, philosophy, law, religion, and economics.

Samuel O. Idowu is a senior lecturer in accounting and corporate social responsibility at London Guildhall School of Business & Law, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. He researches in the fields of corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate governance, business ethics and accounting and has published in both professional and academic journals since 1989. Samuel is the deputy CEO and first vice president of the Global Corporate Governance Institute. He is an editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility (IJCSR), the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Economics and Business Administration (AJEBA) and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Responsible Management in Emerging Economies (IJRMEE). 

René Schmidpeter holds the Dr. Juergen Meyer endowed chair of International Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility at Cologne Business School (CBS), Germany. He is also a professor at the Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, China as well as the director of the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM) at CBS. His research and teaching activities focus on the management of corporate social responsibility, international perspectives on CSR, social innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship as well as the relationship between business and society. He has published widely and is the editor of the German management series on corporate social responsibility at Springer.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Responsible Business in a Changing World
  • Book Subtitle New Management Approaches for Sustainable Development
  • Editors Belén Díaz Díaz
    Nicholas Capaldi
    Samuel O. Idowu
    René Schmidpeter
  • Series Title CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
  • Series Abbreviated Title CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-36969-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-36972-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-36970-5
  • Series ISSN 2196-7075
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-7083
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 392
  • Number of Illustrations 21 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Corporate Social Responsibility
    Corporate Governance
    Business Ethics
    Sustainability Management
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