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CSR: A concept often confused and misused in Bangladesh PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 20 January 2012 09:38

It seems CSR or `Corporate Social Responsibility' has become a buzzword in Bangladesh. We often make confusion over charity and CSR, and are indulging in several activities in the name of CSR. I once heard the chief executive officer (CEO) of a bank terming their sponsorship of 'Indian Idol' singers in a social club as part of their CSR. Yet another CEO termed their compliance with regulatory norms as CSR. A chamber leader, at a TV talk show, repeatedly urged reducing the SME loan interest rate, as part of the bank's CSR. Of course, at height of everything the mid ranking defense personnel wrote to the banks to allocate a portion of their CSR funds for the development of their golf course.

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Sabah MCA reminds MAS of its social responsibility PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2012 10:26

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah MCA chief Datuk Edward Khoo yesterday reminded Malaysia Airline (MAS) that it has a social responsibility to the people in Sabah and Sarawak. “If you want us to treat you (MAS) as our national airline, then you have to treat us better,” the Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister stressed.

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The role of business in scaling up sustainable consumption PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:58

We live in a context of abundance. Over five billion mobile phones are in circulation with penetration rates rising by 35% each year; over a period of just two weeks in August 2008, 4.7 billion people (70% of the world’s population) tuned in to watch the Beijing Olympics on television. But somehow, the message of resource scarcity does not reach the consumer.

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Ministry defends progress on human rights PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 10:47

BEIJING - China objects to other countries' interference in its   internal affairs and the violation of China's judicial sovereignty by making an issue of human rights, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

In response to US Ambassador Gary Locke's latest criticism of China's human rights record, spokesman Liu Weimin said the progress of China's human rights is obvious to all.

According to AFP, Locke claimed on Monday that China's human rights record was deteriorating.

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Do Chinese consumers care about CSR? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 January 2012 14:47

During Christmas, New Year and Spring Festival holidays, many businesses in China offer big discounts hoping to entice customers into parting with hard earned money. Not all of those discounted products, however, will be legal or ethically produced; many products sold over the holiday season will be fake or counterfeit and produced in conditions inconsistent with the CSR for which a greater number of locals are now calling.

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Thai firms may need CSR for European ties PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 02:40

Sweden, for one, looks for social responsibility in the companies it does business with.
It is widely believed that while big companies involved in exporting know a lot about the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR), smaller companies don't care very much.

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