'Gender Equality and Responsible Business' book publication - this month!
The book, Gender Equality and Responsible Business: Expanding CSR Horizons edited by Kate Grosser, Lauren McCarthy and Maureen A. Kilgour is being published this month (October 2016). See one of the many endorsements as well as the description below. Also, tune in to a book discussion webinar with two of the editors, Lauren McCarthy and Kate Grosser at 11 AM CET, 11 November 2016. More information and sign-up to follow.
Endorsement: "Corporate responsibility has a key role to play in promoting gender equality. Yet understanding of how this can be achieved is at best fragmented. The essays in this important new book place gender in the center of the corporate responsibility debate, right where it belongs." R. Edward Freeman, Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
Greenleaf publishing description: Gender Equality and Responsible Business places gender equality at the heart of the responsible business agenda with the aim of contributing to CSR practice as well as research. Discussion about gender issues in the field of corporate responsibility has focused on workplace issues and corporate boards, which are important areas of work. However, the great benefit of exploring gender issues through a responsible business lens is that this requires us to also examine the wider gender impacts of business in the marketplace - for example, with regard to suppliers, supply chains, and consumers, and with respect to the communities where business operates, and the wider ecological environment - indeed throughout corporate value chains.
Through contributions from practitioners in business and civil society, as well as academia, this book broadens the agenda, opening the field to new voices, and facilitates dialogue among and between practitioners and researchers. Contributions within the edited collection elucidate current practice, bring new perspectives, and help us to expand the field of responsible business with regard to gender equality, and beyond. KATE GROSSER is a Senior Lecturer in International Business, RMIT University, Melbourne. LAUREN MCCARTHY is Assistant Professor of Sustainability and Governance, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, Copenhagen Business School. MAUREEN KILGOUR is a Professor in the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Winnipeg.
For more information on the book, click here.