London School of Business and Finance
Contents Introduction 2 Research Question 2 Methodology 2 Case Study/Analysis 3 Conclusion 5 References 6
In global markets, modern corporates have significant power to exercise a positive influence in the countries, where they buy goods and services from global suppliers in bulk. Recognising this influence is the first step to understand the contribution of the modern corporates in developing countries’ economies and in turn their self-benefit. As being giant firms at one end of the buying chain with the cost reduction advantage, they shouldn 't be reluctant of getting involved and operate with the suppliers to improve working conditions and comply with the ethical trading regulations. Business Corporations should also think and take responsibility for the environment around them. Taking this responsibility is the first step to recognize Corporate Social Responsibility. Corporate Social responsibility is when a business monitors and ensures its active compliance with the spirit of the law and ethical standards. It is a process with the aim to embrace responsibility for the company 's actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere. The concept of CSR is well explained by Gordan Brown, Chancellor of Exchequer, that in this era Corporate Social Responsibility goes far beyond the old trend of the past (donating money to a good cause at the end of the year) And is now an all year round responsibility the companies accept for the environment around them. To provide best working practices, the engagement in local communities and for their recognition that brand name does not only depend on quality, price and uniqueness but how they interact with companies’ workforce, community and the environment.
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