A preliminary analysis of the impact of UN MDGs and RIO+20 on corporate social accountability practices
Jain, Ameeta & Islam, Muhammad Azizul (2015) A preliminary analysis of the impact of UN MDGs and RIO+20 on corporate social accountability practices. In Crowther, David & Islam, Muhammad Azizul (Eds.) Sustainability after Rio. Emerald Group Publishing Inc, London, pp. 81-102.
This chapter explores the impact of UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Rio + 20 in improving Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices. While MDGs and Rio + 20 have suggested additive guidelines for improving CSR practices, they do not provide a strong legislative mandate. We find both MDGs and Rio + 20 have had limited cumulative effect on CSR practices and discourses within the corporate reports. UN bodies should bring a new policy and regulatory framework that addresses limitations in the principles espoused in the MDGs and Rio + 20. An independent monitoring system (a social compliance audit mechanism) can be mandated in an attempt to make incremental substantive change.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||UN, MDG, Accountability, Corporations, Accountability, CSR, RIO +20, Disclosure, Regulation|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
|Deposited On:||06 Apr 2016 01:59|
|Last Modified:||07 Apr 2016 03:05|
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