Comments on: The fetish of corporate social responsibility http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/11/17/the-fetish-of-corporate-social-responsibility/ Sun, 28 Jul 2013 14:34:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: RealizedWorth http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2010/11/17/the-fetish-of-corporate-social-responsibility/#comment-573 Thu, 18 Nov 2010 17:30:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=471#comment-573 Ironically, Corporate Social Responsibility is exactly what Chrystia is explaining that BP should have been doing in the first place.

Issues such as worker safety, mitigating environmental disasters and engendering the good will of consumers and stakeholders is good business and good CSR. The actual problem that Chrystia should be talking about, is the fact that BP was not, in fact, practicing CSR at all. Rather, they were practicing false marketing. Saying you’re doing CSR is not actually CSR. This is where Chrystia seems to be confused. She equates CSR with philanthropy meant to distract us all from what’s happening behind the curtain.

We wrote a bit more about her article here: http://bit.ly/bnCHfO

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