The core purpose of social enterprise is to create value for the betterment of society. This aim lies at the center of the framework and is the end toward which all other elements in the framework must contribute. Greater alignment of these elements with the central purpose produces higher organizational coherence which contributes to superior performance.
The book Management Education for Corporate Social Performance is our endeavor to answer the following question: How can the academic world develop and apply a proper concept of corporate social performance to ensure more impact? The authors from different cultures, countries and educational systems present a rich diversity of insights and solutions. The book is divided into five parts: “Introduction”, “worldwide kaleidoscope of management education for Corporate Social Performance”, “the role of management education in Corporate Social Performance”, and “using knowledge from practice and theory for responsible management education”. The book combines state-of-the-art international views, which can inspire academia as well as corporate practices.
Some vols. include supplemental journals of "such proceedings of the sessions, as, during the time they were depending, were ordered to be kept secret, and respecting which the injunction of secrecy was afterwards taken off by the order of the House."
An American supermarket and a Mexican food bank, an Argentine newspaper and a solidarity network, and a Chilean pharmacy chain and an elder care home are just a few examples of how businesses are partnering with community organizations in powerful ways throughout Latin America. The authors analyze why and how such social partnering occurs and provide a compelling framework for identifying key levers that maximize value creation for participants and society.
The extreme prevalence of poverty in today's world calls us urgently for action. Yet the poor harbour a potential for consumption, production, innovation and entrepreneurial activity that is largely untapped. This report shows how entrepreneurs can serve the poor as clients and customers and can also include the poor as producers, employees and business owners. The report's main message: Business with the poor can create value for all. The publication draws on 50 specially commissioned case studies of businesses that have successfully included the poor, despite the constraints, and created value for all. The cases afford the wealth of ideas for inclusive business models