‘Do multi-stakeholder initiatives make for better CSR?’
CSR Initiatives by multi-stakeholder partnership have globally developed for the last decade. Governments, int’l institutions, NGOs and businesses have collaboratively established a new platform to define and set a global CSR standard and norm. This is expected to promote corporate responsible management and role of business to tackle sustainability issues. However, as a private initiative has a new form of governance beyond nation states, the legitimacy and function have been debated. This study tires to clarify the advantages and disadvantages of multi-stakeholder initiative and how the CSR initiative is going to work.
Kanji Tanimoto is Professor in Business and Society at the School of Commerce, Waseda University, Japan. He recently was Visiting Professor at the Free University of Berlin, Cologne Business School and National Taipei University. Prior to joining Waseda, he was a professor at the Graduate School of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University. He received his doctorate in business administration from Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University.
He is Founder and President of an academy: Japan Forum of Business and Society, which is the first academic society in this field in Japan. He is an editorial member of some journals. He serves on the program committee of the International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility at Humboldt University. He has been consulting and providing advices to leading Japanese companies on CSR management over the last 20 years. He also has engaged some government committees on business & society and social business.
His research interests include the relationship between business and society, corporate social responsibility, social business and social innovation. He has published numerous books and papers. His personal website: http://tanimoto-office.jp.
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This Brown Bag Seminar is organized by the VELUX Endowed Chair in Corporate Sustainability.