Friday, December 30, 2005

The Jakarta Post - Civil groups must count what counts

The Jakarta Post - Civil groups must count what counts: "Civil groups must count what counts

James Rose, Brisbane

By now we've all heard a lot about (and some of us have made a living commentating on) something called corporate responsibility (CR). CR is meant to be about generating greater levels of accountability and transparency from mainly, though not exclusively, for-profit organizations, especially big multinational corporations. It is hoped that through such improvements, governance, ethics and stakeholder relations can be bettered in the interests of all.

In Asia, the concept of CR is still largely misunderstood and loosely applied, but the corporate sector is, by and large, making some headway. It's often ponderous and perhaps cynical, but there are signs of life."

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