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Corporate Social Responsibility?Human Rights in the New Global Economy$
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Charlotte Walker-Said and John D. Kelly

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226244273

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226244440.001.0001

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Corporate and State Sustainability in Africa

Corporate and State Sustainability in Africa

The Politics of Stability in the Postrevolutionary Age

(p.278) Chapter Thirteen Corporate and State Sustainability in Africa
Corporate Social Responsibility?

Charlotte Walker-Said

University of Chicago Press

This chapter analyzes the corporate social responsibility agenda of sustainability as a movement that is maturing into one of the prevailing credos of human rights, as well as development economics and global finance. Today, the ethics, policy programs, and science of sustainability are coalescing within corporate strategies to maximize long-term growth and state agendas for managing national economies, national landscapes, and their citizenries. Sustainability not only authorizes decentralized corporate consensus building, it also signals the potential emergence of a new “utopia,” or hopeful vision and project to rid the world of violence and inhumanity: the transgovernmental order. As a critical component of the new world order, sustainability is not just a struggle over practices, but also over the locus of authority of governance, as well as an assessment of corporations’ and governments’ obligations to support the rule of law, freely compete, manage resources efficiently, and relieve suffering.

Keywords:   corporate social responsibility, sustainability, integrated reporting, Cameroon, South Africa, corruption, environmentalism, finance

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