CSR in India: From Rhetoric to Reality and Beyond

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‘CSR in India: From Rhetoric to Reality and Beyond‘ is a Chapter authored by Ananda Das Gupta in the book ‘Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Cases and Developments after the Legal Mandate’ edited by Ms. Nayan Mitra and Dr. Rene Schmidpeter and published by Springer International Publishing, Switzerland under its CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance series.

The Book is available both in e-version and hard copy from Springer as well as Amazon and many other online book stores all over the world. The abstract of the chapter is as follows:

Abstract: This paper traces the political and bureaucratic influence on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India since the 1990s to the reality of the CSR mandate outlined in the Companies Act, 2013 to the beyond, where, CSR is perceived to be integrated within the purview of ethical businesses of the future and through responsible business practices. In addition to insightfully documenting this journey, this paper outlines three key perspectives, as brought about by the mandate that can be taken as the foundation of the future of CSR in India.

Keywords: CSR Mandate, Political Climate, Bureaucratic Climate, Perspectives, Ethical Business, Responsible Business Practices

Author speaks:

Dr. Ananda Das Gupta has been engaged in teaching and research for more than twenty years, where his core areas include Organizational Development, Strategic Human Resources Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics.  He is a professor at the Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore – a national level sectoral management school set up at the initiative of Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and also holds important administrative and academic responsibilities. He is a Doctoral Supervisor for many Indian Universities including the prestigious BITS-Pilani and AIMA-AMU. He has edited Special Issues of the following Journals: India of International Journal of Social Economics – an Emerald Journal and has many reputed authored/edited academic publications from Sage, Springer and Palgrave-Macmillan under his name. Currently he is the Guest Editor of a special Issue of Asian Journal of Business Ethics by Springer.

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Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Cases and Developments after the legal mandate, an overview

Contents of the Book Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Cases and Developments after the legal mandate

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