The global response from business to social and environmental issues during the past decade has created a corporate responsibility movement. But what has been the impact of this movement? The financial crisis that began in 2007 has led more and more people to question the fundamentals of our economic system. Now, some within the corporate responsibility movement are developing a vision and practice of a new form of capitalism, one that will require collective action to achieve.
Bendell and Doyle draw on Lifeworth's annual reviews of corporate responsibility and explain how business leaders, stakeholders and related academe now need to experiment with new models that address the fundamental flaws of contemporary capitalism, including monetary systems, enterprise ownership, and regulation. This book will be a fantastic resource for business libraries, as it records and analyses key events, issues and trends in corporate responsibility during the first decade of the 21st century. It is a sequel and companion to Bendell's previous work, The Corporate Responsibility Movement.
Radical thinking par excellence! Drawing on insights from multiple disciplines and ideological perspectives, Profesor Bendell... directs our attention to the perverse nature of conventional monetary systems and the exciting potential of recent financial innovations to transform capitalism.
Jem Bendell is a guru in the world of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate "Voluntarism". And you need to be a guru to know just how empty and inadequate these concepts have now become. So prepare to have your cherished illusions unceremoniously set aside, and be forced to acknowledge that, when it comes to capitalism, there is no healing without a lot of pain.
Radical thinking par excellence! Drawing on insights from multiple disciplines and ideological perspectives, Profesor Bendell shows how the corporate social responsibility agenda not only deployed an extremely blunt instrument – voluntary action – to reform capitalism but also missed the boat by ignoring core questions of economic governance. He directs our attention to the perverse nature of conventional monetary systems and the exciting potential of recent financial innovations to transform capitalism.
Professor Bendell is a deep thinker among CSR experts and his last book was widely influential in helping practitioners understand CSR as a "social movement". This new book completes a decade of analysis of initiatives in responsible business and finance. It is a useful resource for students new to this area, and an important source of reflection for those buried in the day-to-day work of CSR initiatives. It's an opportunity for the reader to step back, look at the big picture and think about what has worked and what has not over the past decade. He argues that the "corporate responsibility movement" described in his last book must now address core questions of economic governance, including monetary systems, or be irrelevant in the tide of history. Some of his conclusions are radical, but they are usefully thought-provoking. Therefore, I recommend this book as an important addition to thinking on the topic.
Introduction:Why do we need to heal capitalism?
2006: Introduction Jem Bendell
1Q2006: January–March Jem Bendell and Shilpa Shah
2Q2006: April–June Jem Bendell and Jonathan Cohen
3Q2006: July–September Jem Bendell and Jonathan Cohen
4Q2006: October–December Jem Bendell and Lala Rimando
2007: Introduction: The global step change Jem Bendell
1Q2007: January–March Jem Bendell and Claire Veuthey
2Q2007: April–June Jem Bendell and Jonathan Cohen
3Q2007: July–September Jem Bendell
4Q2007: October–December Jem Bendell
2008: Introduction Jem Bendell and Chew Ng
1Q2008: January–March Jem Bendell, Lala Rimando and Claire Veuthey
2Q2008: April–June Jem Bendell and Sandy Lin
3Q2008: July–September Jem Bendell, Niaz Alam and Barbara Wettstein
4Q2008: October–December Jem Bendell, Chew Ng and Niaz Alam
2009: Introduction: Capitalism in question Jem Bendell
1Q2009: January–March Jem Bendell and Jonathan Cohen
2Q2009: April–June Ian Doyle and Jem Bendell
3Q2009: July–September Jem Bendell, Ian Doyle and Emma Irwin
4Q2009: October–December Jem Bendell, Ian Doyle and Nicky Black
2010: Introduction Ian Doyle and Jem Bendell
1Q2010: January–March Jem Bendell, Hanniah Tariq, Ian Doyle and Janna Greve
2Q2010: April–June Jem Bendell, Ian Doyle and Tapan Sarker
3Q2010: July–September Jem Bendell
4Q2010: October–December Ian Doyle, Wayne Visser and Jem Bendell
JEM BENDELL is Professor of Sustainability Leadership, and Director of the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability, University of Cumbria. IAN DOYLE is the General Manager of Lifeworth Consulting, Geneva.
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