The Top 10 Trends in CSR for 2012

Author: Tim Mohin, of Advanced Micro Devices in Forbes, Published on: 18 January 2012

[T]he biggest developments to watch for this year in the ever growing and changing world of corporate social responsibility [include]...the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act [which] breaks new ground…by requiring many types of businesses to track four minerals back to their sources to ensure they don’t fuel conflict in the minefields of Central Africa...[and] Human Rights: Since the 2008 publication of the “Ruggie Report” on human rights and transnational corporations, companies have been waking up to human rights issues across their value chains…In a time of globalization, hyper-transparency, and increasing expectations among informed stakeholders, the risk in even tacit complicity in human rights violations is growing. Wise companies will take a hard look at their human rights policies and practices in 2012 and act to mitigate any liabilities. [refers to Patagonia, Timberland, Wal-Mart]

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Related companies: Patagonia Timberland (part of VF Corp) VF Corp Walmart