Corporate Social Responsibility in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sustainable Development in its Embryonic Form

  • Stephen Vertigans
  • Samuel O. Idowu
  • René Schmidpeter

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Southern Africa

  3. Eastern Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Thomas Kimeli Cheruiyot, Daniel Kipkirong Tarus
      Pages 87-110
    3. Samuel E. Fulgence
      Pages 111-152
  4. Western Africa

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 275-284

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of corporate social responsibility and its development in Africa. It provides in-depth studies on 11 sub-Saharan countries, demonstrating that corporate social responsibility is forming and going through different stages of metamorphosis in the continent. Though corporate and individual attitudes towards sustainability in Africa still leave a lot to be desired, this book showcases how things are rapidly changing for the better in this regard. It demonstrates and provides evidence for the fact that corporate social responsibility contributes significantly to the way sub-Saharan African economies are being transformed, with service sectors expanding, commercial activities diversifying and industrial bases growing through the initiatives of small, medium and large organizations and innovators supported by widespread higher-education program rollouts. The book highlights how progressive and wide-ranging CSR approaches have emerged, and how much they differ from the obsolete approaches of the past, which promulgated negative stereotypes, marginalized communities and positioned them as victims or beneficiaries of development.


CSR Corporate Social Responsibility philanthropy business ethics in Africa sustainable management stakeholder engagement multi national companies and communities

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen Vertigans
    • 1
  • Samuel O. Idowu
    • 2
  • René Schmidpeter
    • 3
  1. 1.Robert Gordon UniversitySchool of Applied Social StudiesAberdeenUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.London Metropolitan UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Cologne Business SchoolCologneGermany

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