Presentation on theme: "Rhetoric and Realities: Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe Strategic Targeted Research Project EU 6 th Framework Programme Contract N°: CIT2-CT-2004-506043."— Presentation transcript:
Rhetoric and Realities: Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe Strategic Targeted Research Project EU 6 th Framework Programme Contract N°: CIT2-CT
Main Research Questions 1.Does CSR contribute to the achievement of EU policy goals? 2.What are the actual impacts of CSR policies? –Efficacy and efficiency of CSR as policy instrument for sustainability –Differentiating rhetoric from realities 3.What are success factors for CSR impact? –Which company internal and external (sectoral/ economic, socio-political) factors account for effective CSR policies? –How can CSR schemes be improved to become more effective?
Specific Features of RARE Method development (CSR Impact Assessment Tool, Modelling Success Factors) Sector focus of CSR analysis –Oil –Banking –Fisheries / Fish Processing Issue focus of CSR analysis –Climate Protection –Gender Equality –Ressource Management –Anti Bribery Cross-instrument approach Cross-company size approach Political governance dimensions
Research Design Phase I: Method Development Phase II: Empirical Analysis Phase III: Synthesis
CSR Background Analysis Methodology: CSR Impact Assessment, Success Factors Integration / Enlargement EU Governance Capacities of CSR S Y N T H E S I S EU Anti- Bribery Policy Case Study Bribery EU Resource Management Policy Case Study Resource Management EU Climate and Chemicals Policy Case Study Climate/Chemicals Policy EU Gender Policy Case Study Gender SME Study Sector Survey Oil Industry Sector Survey Fishery Sector Survey Banks Policy Recommendations
The Research Consortium Peter Wilkinson Associates Consultant to Transparency International Budapest University of Technology and Economics