Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance

Theory and Practice

  • Samuel O. Idowu
  • Claus Strue Frederiksen
  • Asli Yüksel Mermod
  • Morten Ebe Juul Nielsen

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maria-Gabriella Baldarelli, Mara Del Baldo, Caterina Ferrone
      Pages 3-38
    3. Sarah Jastram, Julia Prescher
      Pages 39-61
    4. Myrthe Roelofsen, Vincent Blok, Emiel F. M. Wubben
      Pages 63-88
  3. Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethical Values

  4. Reporting Corporate Social Responsibility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Claus Strue Frederiksen, Morten Ebbe Juul Nielsen
      Pages 211-225
    3. Claus Strue Frederiksen, Morten Ebbe Juul Nielsen
      Pages 241-252
  5. Instrumental Corporate Social Responsibility

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 337-343

About this book


This book deals with the role of international standards for corporate governance in the context of corporate social responsibility. Based on the fundamentals of moral theory, the book examines governance and CSR in general, addressing questions such as: Is “good governance” not affected by moral concerns? How do the principles and practices of CSR standards adhere to or conflict with insights from business ethics and moral theory? To what extent do the standards and governance models provide normative guidance? Do the standards and governance guidelines provide an adequate means of benchmarking and auditing? Are these standards a help or a hindrance to stakeholder engagement and transparency? The book provides insightful and thought-provoking answers to these and many other important questions concerning CSR standards, and offers a valuable resource for practitioners, academics and students at business schools and other institutions.


Accountability Auditing Benchmarking Decision making Moral theory Triple bottom line

Editors and affiliations

  • Samuel O. Idowu
    • 1
  • Claus Strue Frederiksen
    • 2
  • Asli Yüksel Mermod
    • 3
  • Morten Ebe Juul Nielsen
    • 4
  1. 1.London Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law, London Metropolitan UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Media, Cognition and CommunicationUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  3. 3.Economics and Administration SciencesMarmara UniversityBeykoz IstanbulTurkey
  4. 4.University of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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