Saturday, June 26, 2010


In business are CORPORATE ETHICS and SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY major factors to the progression and wellbeing of our world. On one hand, experts state that the world’s leading corporation stand behind 70% of carbon pollutions. In contrast, the corporations respond by stating objectives and mission statements which demonstrate their corporate social responsibility (CSR) along with other ethical tools.

CORPORATE ETHICS AND THE IMPACT OF CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY will be explained in this first post out of 3 (CSR - ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITY). It is a first step to describe a complete inside-view in how the trendy corporate social responsibility manages to save face throughout the global organizations. Following 2 posts will complete the full perspective behind corporate social responsibility. These will be Corporate earnings followed by Results.

I have lived and worked among several major corporations throughout Asia. My biggest focus has been on CSR and management at a whole. In my role, I have had a deep inside view in organizations varying from the world’s biggest hotel chains to China-located chemical factories. These may seem as major contrasts, but they do not vary much in terms of ethics, either on an individual or at a corporate scale.

How can this be that chemicals, in broad being comprehended as being pollution, have a similar ethical impact (on a moral scale) as a service-based organization? It is a fundamentally easy answer. Their operation stands for an equal amount of good as it makes a negative impact. A chemical is for example a lifesaving ingredient in medicine, as the "service industry" accommodates tourists vital needs and also generate boost in GPA. However, on corporate social responsibility and by ethical responsibility terms, what it takes to be a leader in either field usually comes down to pricing and mass production. Therefore, (CSR) organizations show both a good and a bad ethical responsibility.

No matter what an organizations focus is upon, it will always have a negative impact. As human behavior push for better and cheaper, in addition to the rapidly growing middle class, I suspect 99% of companies need to hide black holes in their operations to keep fulfilling growing needs. In honesty, from the around 50 large organizations which I have physically analyzed, a fairer statistic would amount up to 100% undertaking a negative ethical responsibility.

Out of the previously mentioned organizations, 100% perform CSR, in its most ethically responsible form. The Chinese factory for example, feeds an entire village, as it constructed vital facilities around this area. It has at a small cost built up a security which most likely would be lost if "top" ranked internationally focused communist leaders would find out. A western contrast works more through media exposure and promises. To highlight CSR, "we are ethical", "we reduce carbon emissions", "we give back to the community". Legally it is flawless, but giving back as little as 0.1% of profits to the local community is ethically wrong. Even 10% would be wrong, as it is 100% operated in that country.

Nowadays, people cannot even trust the Red Cross with their donations as occasional executives have been caught for theft. You think that is it, what about the ones that have not been caught? In CSR business operations, effective work means teamwork. I love to bring up my experiences with the police force, true blue collar workers. They are truly socially corporately responsible. But their wages, their sticking togetherness, life or death situations, are keys in which a bad situation goes unheard of. Altogether, I personally like Corporate Social Responsibility, It is however today a colossal upside of unethical responsibility that requires progression to fulfill its purpose.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, also known as CSR, derives from the responsibility for the longevity surrounding the corporate environment.

Additional info on Worldcsr - full corporate social responsibility with csr performance from csr-Europe and csr-Asia. Moreover, I will share the modern evolution of corporate social responsibility and socially responsible corporations across Asia, and across Europe. Lastly, I will add corporate social responsibility with pros and cons, just so that you can get corporate responsibility and ethics at a full perspective.

Worldcsr, pronounced world CSR, is a blog written by Dr.CSRblog. IRL, my name is Filip, I am titled a doctor in the area of international business. I have written several thesis’s on social corporate responsibility as this motivates me and fills me with a passion to overanalyze (preferably) large corporations famous for their organizational responsibility and ethics.

So what is corporate social responsibility (CSR)? Corporate social responsability is in short a way for the operation to show commitment to the community and deciding upon longevity. Why csr has bloomed to a big trend is due to the increased awareness. A corporation and its social responsibility is vital to manage in order not to lose face, moreover faith from its target markets. Corporate social responsibility requires a marketing strategy highly complex, because stakeholders require profits as much as they require a brand with a high reputation. Therefore, socially responsible corporations in some way give back to the community, whether hiring locals, adopting green methods, etc.

But, that about corporate social responsibility that makes it so interesting is in fact that it is bad corporate social responsibility strategically marketed to increase face. All these CSR cases and activites involve two key aspects, cheap CSR, and public CSR, in other words effective to the corporation, and ineffective of its own meaning.

Beyond today’s effective corporate social responsibility are increasing questions from the broad and media-aware public and customers. Evolution of corporate social responsibility has now taken us to witness real truth behind those cheap shoes constructed in Malaysia by kids, or illegal chemicals being produced that leave destruction on local land for decades to come. The strategy of corporate social responsibility across the globe is feeling the increased pressure on this topics pros and cons. The gap between corporate social responsibilities’ pros and cons is absolutely no longer in favor to the corporate social responsibility across Europe as it neither is across Asia.

Global practices which include areas of corporate social responsibility are nevertheless frequent leaders in their markets. In other words, being the most generous corporations giving back to the community. As CSR margins compared to revenue still overall appear minute, reasons to be the most generous contributors equals the minimum settlements to feed the increasing social pressure from the general public.

As I have exemplified an introduction to corporate social responsibility, briefly describing what csr means, briefly demonstrated similarities of “ethical” csr in Europe as in Asia, I suspect my other posts will be easier to grip. Every CSR stakeholder is notably performing bad csr and not living up to what csr actually intends to do, which is to equalizing input and output and minimizing pressure on the surrounding social environment.

In coming posts with my csr blog, corporate responsibility and ethics of business should leave little to no question marks surrounding the true identity of csr in the world.

What is in the process of this blog?

The corporate social responsibility terms' increasing popularity can be summarised in 3 (corporate) strategically and widely discussed points
1. Ethical responsibility
2. Corporate earning
3. Actual CSR Results

As I have dedicated my past 5 years as an analyst and a semi journalist, I have both visited and analyzed several hundreds of corporations that claim a social responsibility. In my further outlines, I will raise objectivity from my Asian & my Pacific Asian experiences (East), in contrast to my European (West) experiences. Moreover, I will mention several outcomes from CSR discussions between credible people around this corporate and social trend.

Therefore, in coming blogs, I will in short describe an objective view regarding why most major corporations engage in corporate social responsibility, and how easy their actions could be asumed as a mass manipulation scheme to make money. It is smart, sexy, a little helpful, but most likely unethical too most citizens.

My upcoming post will surround point 1 "Ethical responsibility". It will quickly explain initial information on corporate responsibility and build on exposing actual experiences from analyzing factual examples of corporate impacts.