This new book is a follow-up to Sheila Killian’s Corporate Social Responsibility: A Guide, with Irish Experiences, published by Chartered Accountants Ireland in 2012. Since then, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has evolved into the broader and deeper concepts of corporate responsibility and sustainability. Risks such as climate change have become so large and systemic that companies can no longer afford to ignore them. Corporate responsibility is no longer a ‘nice-to-have’ tactic to enhance reputation, but a necessity for long-term survival.
Sustainability is the one of the biggest challenge businesses face today. How can a business build value in ways that do not compromise its impact on the planet, and on the society in which it operates? Are there ways to do business that go beyond just limiting the negative effects to create positive benefits not only economically, but also socially and environmentally? What does it mean to ‘do good business’?
In Doing Good Business: How to Build Sustainable Value Sheila Killian addresses these issues in an accessible and practical way, setting out the core pillars of what it means to be a truly sustainable business. It discusses the fast-changing responsibilities of business, the emergence of sustainable and profitable business models, and how climate change and human rights affect all companies, large and small. It provides guidance on the principles of sustainability, related reporting, community engagement, governance, and employee issues, as well as environmental initiatives. Readers are advised how to navigate ‘ESG’, ‘CSR’ and the alphabet soup of sustainability compliance and opportunity.
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Date of Publication: 07/09/2023