n Management Today - Corporate citizenship : delivering social and environmental gains

Volume 21, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1027-4324



Extracted from text ... T Corporate citizenship: delivering social and environmental gains The recent newspaper headline Equatorial Guinea's oil boom benefits few echoes the paradoxes facing corporate citizenship in Africa. While Africa needs investment and development, the investment comes at a cost and seems to benefit only a few. The challenges facing corporate citizenship in Africa involve messy, "on the edge of chaos" scenarios where child labour, HIV/Aids, "stark poverty in a sea of oil and diamonds, " corruption and crime are rife. But what precisely do these societal ills have to do with business? Zadek says that amidst unfettered trade liberalisation, "few ..

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