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Managing for Responsibility by Kemi Ogunyemi, Merrill Csuri, Radha R. Sharma

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CHAPTER 8

Promoting Responsible and Sustainable Organizations Through Ethics Committees

Consuelo García-de-la-Torre and Gloria Camacho Ruelas

Introduction

Stakeholders’ pressures regarding greater support of human rights and natural environment, more dialogue, more disclosure about the impacts of firms’ operations, among others (Logsdon and Wood 2005) have made that firms integrate economic, social, and environmental issues in their business strategies as an attempt of doing business in a more human, ethical, and sustainable manner (Kärna, Hansen, and Justin 2003; van Marrewijk 2003).

Firms try to include concepts such as corporate social responsibility (CSR), triple bottom line (TBL), and sustainability in their business ethics (Svensson, Wood, ...

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