Saturday, May 22, 2010
Vinay Somani is Founder and Trustee of Karmayog, a unique free platform for concerned citizens on social and civic issues in Mumbai, India. In this interview with Dr Wayne Visser, Director of CSR International, he talks about their role during a flood crisis in Mumbai and tackling corruption through transparency. The interview took place in Mumbai on 17 April 2010.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Matthias Gerber is an environmentalist living in Malaysia. He was once voted as the Greenest Man on the Planet by a Canadian environmental organisation. In this interview with Dr Wayne Visser, Director of CSR International, he talks about the crisis of peat forest destruction and green building trends in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Mark Wade is Chairman of Future Considerations and former Head of Sustainable Development at Shell. In this interview with Dr Wayne Visser, Director of CSR International, he explores how the CSR and sustainability landscape is changing. The interview was conducted on 19 March 2010 at the EU conference on CSR in Singapore.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Steve Puckett is Vice President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, and Chair of their CSR Committee. In this interview with Dr Wayne Visser, Director of CSR International, he talks about CSR in Singapore and the role of the energy industry. The interview took place on 19 March 2010 at the EU Conference on CSR in Singapore.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Describes the failure of corporate social responsibility (CSR 1.0) due to the Triple Curse, and introduces Wayne Visser's model of CSR 2.0, including its 5 Principles and 4 DNA Codes.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Publication DetailsChapter Title: CSR 2.0: From the Age of Greed to the Age of Responsibility
Author: Wayne Visser
Book: Reframing Corporate Social Responsibility: Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis, Edited by William Sun, et al. (Emerald 2010)
Opening QuotesThe point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, for knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind.
– Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (the movie)
Responsibility is literally what it says – our ability to respond. To be responsible is to be proactive in the world, to be sensitive to the interconnections, and to be willing to do something constructive as a way of giving back. Responsibility is the footprints we leave in the sand, the mark of our passage. What tracks will you leave?
- Wayne Visser, Business Frontiers (the book)
AbstractThe 1987 movie Wall Street and our recent global financial crisis (GFC), despite one being fictional and the other painfully real, tell a common story. Over the past few decades, we have been living through an Age of Greed, characterised by a colossal failure of corporate responsibility and corruption of individual morality. This Crisis of Responsibility has had catastrophic consequences for the global economy, bankrupting whole economies (like Iceland) and wreaking havoc with the lives of ordinary citizens around the world, many of whom are now without a job and without a roof over their heads.
In this chapter, I want to explore the ways in which the GFC represents a multi-level failure of responsibility – from the individual and corporate level to the finance sector and entire capitalist system. I will also examine the impact of the GFC on what is traditionally viewed as corporate social responsibility (CSR). To conclude, I will set out my conviction that unless CSR itself is fundamentally transformed, into CSR 2.0, it will do nothing to prevent an equally (if not more) devastating Crisis of Responsibility from recurring in future.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Marie Morice is Executive Director of CSR Asia in Singapore. In this interview with Dr Wayne Visser, Director of CSR International, she talks about the progress of companies in Singapore on CSR. The interview took place on 19 March 2010 at the EU conference on CSR in Singapore.