Social responsibility articles

Rado Bohinc

In the articles on corprate social responsibility it is analysed the extent to which the much talked about ideas on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have been implemented within the framework of the existing legislation on corporate duties and liabilities, and the necessary steps required to overcome the continuing impasse. It is argued that the reason for the poor implementation of the CSR concept in companies’ day-to-day and strategic business behaviour is the fact that CSR initiatives are not legally binding but are still more or less recommendations with a “wishful” orientation. It is proposed that an EU Directive be enacted in order to harmonise national corporate legislation by redefining director’s duties and responsibilities, including directors’ duty “to integrate social, environmental, ethical, human rights and consumer concerns into their business operations and core strategy in close collaboration with their stakeholders”. In this way, CSR would become legally binding and not just a declaration about the responsibility of enterprises which is not legally enforceable.

BOHINC, Rado, MULEJ, Matjaž. 10 basic requirements for social responsibility. V: MULEJ, Matjaž (ur.), HRAST, Anita (ur.).  Social responsibility and sustainable development in science, education and business : conference proceedings – summaries, (Zbirka Družbena odgovornost). Maribor: Inštitut za razvoj družbene odgovornosti (IRDO). 2018, str. 19. [COBISS.SI-ID 13100316]. [COBISS.SI-ID 35118429]

BOHINC, Rado. The pillars and tools of the new social responsibility. V: MULEJ, Matjaž (ur.), HRAST, Anita (ur.), BERGANT, Živko (ur.). Value added as business information from the view of social responsibility & enterprise sustainability : conference proceedings – summaries, (Zbirka Družbena odgovornost). Maribor: Inštitut za razvoj družbene odgovornosti (IRDO). 2017, str. 15. [COBISS.SI-ID 35189853]

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Authors: dr. Rado Bohinc, dr. Til Rozman, dr. Matjaž Uršič, Petra Podobnikar, Maja Jančič, dr. Barbara Rajgelj
Published By: Fakulteta za družbene vede, Založba FDV, Ljubljana, 2016

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When talking about social responsibility on a global level, every entity doing activities in a relationship with nature shall maintain balance between the economy and the ecosystems. In addition, balance should be searched between the profit and social welfare, or, speaking on a wider scale, between economic and social development. A trade-off shall be achieved between two desirable but incompatible features; or, to be less ambitious, at least a compromise.

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