© 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility in Brazil

The Future is Now

  • Christopher Stehr
  • Nina Dziatzko
  • Franziska Struve


  • Up-to-date – including recent developments in Brazilian corruption scandals

  • Examines the challenges, conditions and opportunities for corporate social responsibility in Latin America, with a particular focus on Brazil

  • Includes a number of well informed case studies on the practice of sustainable business in Brazil

  • Especially focuses on corporate responses to anti-corruption laws


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Standards and Reporting

  3. Finance

  4. Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Mirian Albert Pires, Luciana Mourão, Fátima Bayma de Oliveira, Anderson de Souza Sant’Anna
      Pages 191-210
  5. Compliance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Rafael Küster de Oliveira, Cleverson Vitório Andreoli, Priscila da Mata Cavalcante
      Pages 213-240
    3. Till Alexander Backsmann, Carmen Backsmann
      Pages 277-285
  6. Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Anderson de Souza Sant’Anna, Fátima Bayma de Oliveira, Daniela Martins Diniz
      Pages 289-308

About this book


This book examines the practice of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Latin America, with a particular focus on Brazil. Drawing on historical developments and theoretical reflections alike, it introduces readers to the state of the art in Brazilian CSR. The authors present a range of regulatory and entrepreneurial frameworks that form the basis for business and CSR activities in Brazil. In a number of detailed case studies from various Brazilian institutions and enterprises, the book provides revealing insights into the practice of sustainable and responsible business conduct in this country. Subsequent chapters show the effects of anti-corruption laws, which have since informed corporations’ compliance agendas, and discuss recent, massive corruption scandals. Generally speaking, the book provides a highly informative and practice-oriented resource that successfully reconciles an ostensible contradiction – corporate social responsibility and Brazil.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher Stehr
    • 1
  • Nina Dziatzko
    • 2
  • Franziska Struve
    • 3
  1. 1.German Graduate School of Management and LawHeilbronnGermany
  2. 2.Diversia ConsultingFreiberg am NeckarGermany
  3. 3.German Graduate School of Management and LawHeilbronnGermany

About the editors

Dr. Christopher Stehr is professor for international management and the German Graduate School of Management and Law gGmbH in Heilbronn, Germany. His research interests are Globalisation of Small and Mid-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Intercultural Competency of Individuals and Organisations. Moreover he is the founder of polymundo GmbH & Co. KG which provides consultancy in the areas of intercultural management, strategic management and coaching. 

Dr. Nina Dziatzko is currently working at the Weleda AG as HR Manager in diversity management and HR development. Before, she worked as Change Management Consultant in the Automotive Sector and did research on Change Management at the University of Applied Sciences Esslingen. She did her PhD on intercultural communication strategies within multicultural teams. She is intercultural trainer and coach.Her interest for CSR is based in an intercultural and a change perspective: how different nationalities handle the issue of Corporate Social Responsibility and how the process of becoming more socially responsible influences coporate culture. 

Franziska Struve is Project Assistant for International Study Tours and  CSR at the German Graduate School of Management and Law gGmbH. In addition she is doing her pert-time MBA in Corporate management at the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA). Moreover she is the co-editor of the book CSR und Marketing published 2017 by Springer and works part-time at the polymundo GmbH & Co. KG​

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