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dc.contributor.authorDhanarajan, Sumi*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:56:51Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:56:51Zen
dc.date.issued2005-06-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614520500075946en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130753en
dc.descriptionIn the last two decades, the private sector has been placed under intensifying pressure to ensure it operates in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. Companies have moved through various phases of response, starting with a 'deny and defend' position, moving to 'paying penance' through donations and philanthropy, and currently settling on risk management through mitigating the negative impacts of their business operations. Drawing on research undertaken by Oxfam International mainly in the retail sector, as well as in the coffee and pharmaceutical sector, this article argues that the current approach is, as yet, inadequate. Simply mitigating negative impacts through castigating intermediaries or suppliers does not contribute to sustainable solutions. For the private sector to meet corporate social responsibility pledges, companies need to pursue alternative business models that forge connectivity, coherence, and interdependence between their core business operations and their ethical and environmental commitments.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent10en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/managing-ethical-standards-when-rhetoric-meets-reality-130753
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectPrivate sector
dc.titleManaging ethical standards: When rhetoric meets realityen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordCorporate responsibility
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.issuenameDevelopment and the Private Sectoren
prism.number3 & 4en
prism.volume15en
dc.year.issuedate2005en


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