CSR Strategies: Corporate Social Responsibility for a Competitive Edge in Emerging Markets

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 20, 2010 - Science - 200 pages
Globalization has changed the nature of many markets. Previously protected local industries have been forced to become more competitive, a situation that provides both opportunities and challenges. Key among these is the challenge of implementing responsible business practices. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is widely recognized as a worthy commitment to ensure sustainable benefit for both corporations and communities. CSR is also becoming an important base for businesses to build trust and confidence in their stakeholders, with the potential to provide a competitive edge.

To ensure sustainable growth opportunities, companies should pursue the three key dimensional values of creation:

  • Profit
  • People
  • Planet

Well defined and strategic CSR activities will ensure an optimum balance between social, environmental, and economic factors for sustainable profits. Hence, CSR has to be embedded within the business strategy to provide a competitive edge in the areas of brand equity, corporate reputation, employee retention, and environmental conservation.

Although the principles of CSR are essentially the same globally, each location still calls for different emphasis in the implementation process. Successful application of CSR principles is directly influenced by the business understanding of its business strategy in proportion to the needs of the local community.

As someone who has implemented all the above activities successfully, author Sri Urip is well placed to discuss effective CSR strategies to 21st century companies.


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This is a book which explains the concepts in a very lucid as well as illustrative manner.


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Case Study 8 Intel Corporation US
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About the author (2010)

Sri Urip is a former CEO of PT Unilever Indonesia. During her 30 years of service with Unilever, Sri Urip combined the CSR principles of continuous community building and development with creative marketing for market expansion, resulting in the sustainability of Unilever's dominance in these markets up to the present day.
Sri Urip is also a former Independent Commissioner of PT Multi Bintang Indonesia Tbk (a member of the Heineken Group, 1999-2007), PT Sepatu Bata Tbk (a member of Bata International 1999-2010) and PT Dynaplast Tbk (2000-2007). She is currently Independent Commissioner of PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk.
As a seasoned CSR practitioner with long practical experience, Sri Urip is one of the most sought-after speakers on Corporate Social Responsibility for various forums in Indonesia.

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