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27 NGOs bring "voice from the South" to debate on corporate responsibility

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30 September 2008

New publication 'CSR: Whose Voice Is Heard?'

Author: MVO Platform

"The voice from the South is not heard enough when it comes to defining corporate social responsibility." That message came clearly across during the CSR World Wide Week in May 2008. Some 27 civil society representatives, mainly experts from NGOs and trade unions, from Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America came to The Netherlands to discuss their experiences with CSR, and how the mainly 'Northern' concepts influence the daily life of people in developing countries. The CSR World Wide Week 2008 showed no lack of 'voices from the South'. Participants came up with impressive testimonies. This publication offers a collection of theses stories, hoping it will inspire a better CSR practice in the near future.

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30 September 2008

[PDF] full report: "Corporate Social Responsibility: Whose Voice Is Heard?"

Author: MVO Platform

Participants came up with impressive testimonies. This publication offers a collection of these stories (complemented with two ‘voices from the North’), hoping they will inspire a better CSR practice in the near future. [refers to ABN AMRO, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and Heineken, Bogoso Gold Limited, Golden Star Resources, Gold Fields Ghana, AngloGold Ashanti, Tata Tea, Sara Lee]

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