Social responsibility

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

There are many, if not the majority, of leading companies out there with publicized CSR charts and statements. CSR is an integral part of today’s way of doing business. Consultants and business advisers, lawyers, financial experts… many tell and show us the benefits of CSR from their specific point of view. 

With this much social conscience, why are we still witnessing growing inequalities, increasing pollution and contamination, financial scandals at the highest corporate levels and corruption?

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF PRIVATE ENTERPRISE

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF PRIVATE ENTERPRISE

In this speech, Harry S. Truman introduced the “FAIR DEAL ACT” which is essentially a call for social responsibility. Social responsibility is a part of the industrial scene, and has always been. President Truman’s 1949 speech could be given again today without changing a word (Ok… maybe change a number or two!). So what has happen in 65 years? Have these efforts been wasted?

Part of that answer lies in the structure of the system itself: We are using the same economic tools in the same way as in 1949. The same dashboards and performance indicators, we are analyzing data through the same filters and biases, we are promoting the same values and ideals.