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Are companies being socially responsible in your country? Let us know!!


Reuters Newsmaker Event: CSR

On Thursday November 9th, at 6:30pm EST (23:30 GMT / 07:30am Friday Beijing time), Reuters will be hosting a live conversation about corporate social responsibility at its New York headquarters.

According to the special web page built for the event: “Corporate responsibility is increasingly important in today’s global landscape, with companies taking a greater role in developing communities, working to reduce poverty and addressing the health of our planet.”

But are companies – multinational as well as local – making nearly enough effort to be socially responsible? You, our dear readers and community members, likely have a few opinions on this subject.

We hope you will express your views on your own blog (please tag your posts with CSR for “corporate social responsibility” in Technorati) or let us know what you think in the comments section of this post. We will be feeding relevant blog posts into a special section of the event page. Also, I will be in the room on Thursday and will relay your views to the panelists.

We also hope that the Global Voices community will join us live on the day by listening to the webcast (link tba on the event web page) and participating on the live chat. Your participation will bring some badly-needed perspectives from developing countries and non-Western nations.

Your participation is especially important because if you click on the event web page, you will see that the panel of speakers is, well, not exactly the most geographically, economically, or ethnically diverse panel we've ever seen – to put it mildly.

If you'd like, please help us spread the word and get more friends to participate by putting a badge for the event on your blog:

LINK TO THIS DEBATE

Bloggers around the world, feel free to use the graphic and code below to link to this debate.

Reuters Debate

See you on Thursday!!

10 comments

  • Reuters Newsmaker Event on Corporate Social Responsibility – coming up this Thursday!…

    Further to my earlier post about the Reuters Newsmaker event on November 9 (this Thursday), I’m happy to announce that two Caribbean citizens (two Trinidadians, incidentally) will be among the featured bloggers at the event: Attillah Springer, …

  • […] From Global Voices On Thursday November 9th, at 6:30pm EST (23:30 GMT / 05:00am Friday in India), Reuters will be hosting a live conversation about corporate social responsibility at its New York headquarters. … […]

  • Corporate Social Responsibility – Reuters Event…

  • While there is no doubt that the topic of socially responsible business is receiving more attention these days, the amount of bad bahavior in the corporate world has changed little.

    Many companies present public concern for employees, the environment, and stakeholders. How many companies have truly incorporated the philosophy of socially responsible business into their core mission?
    Not as many as the press releases trumpeting socially responsible business practices would have you believe.

  • Reuters Newsmaker event: Social Responsibility: Whose business is it? …

    As project manager in China, I will be participating in a Reuters Newsmaker panel debate on CSR, which is being webcast live from the Reuters Building in New York on 9 November (6.30pm ET; or 10 November 7.30am in Hong Kong and China). As part of that …

  • I don’t know if the trackback worked, but here’s a link to an answer I posted at CSR Asia on the question above from a China perspective.

  • […] From Global Voices Online: […]

  • I jotted down a few ideas and references on CSR a while ago, for those of you with a little spare time to read them before tonight’s debate…

  • […] Bonyeza hapa usome niliyoandika kuhusu mjadala huo wa mwezi wa tisa. Bonyeza hapa kuhusu mjadala unaofanyika leo ambao unaweza kushiriki kwa kutazama, kusikiliza, au hata kutoa maoni yako. Swali kuu ni: je makampuni ya kibiashara yanawajibika kijamii katika nchi yako? (je yanajali mazingira, je yanashiriki kuondoa umasiki (au kuuongeza), je yanapinga rushwa, n.k.). Bonyeza hapa uende moja kwa moja kwenye ukurasa wa mjadala huo. Mjadala huu utashirikisha “wataalamu” mbalimbali. Na Global Voices itakuwa ikionyesha wasemayo wanablogu kuhusu dhana hii katika tovuti ya mjadala huu. […]

  • Katie

    “Green” businesses are popping up left and right! I even found out about the Social Venture Network. They are holding a contest to reward business leaders of socially responsible companies http://www.svn.org/imaginewhatsnext.

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