ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Ordering Corporate Responsibility

The provision of the Companies Bill 2013, which stipulates minimum spending by certain companies on corporate social responsibility activities, has been widely criticised. While mandating minimum CSR spending is not undesirable per se, the problem with the provision is that it does not seek to change corporate behaviour and make business operations responsible. Instead, it encourages philanthropy and seeks corporate intervention in public policy and social welfare, which is problematic.

Clothing Garment Workers in Safety: The Case of Bangladesh

The binding Accord signed by some of the top clothing brands to implement a fire and building safety plan in the wake of the Savar tragedy in Bangladesh is likely to serve as a precedent in supply chain management despite its limitations. A systemic improvement of the working conditions in the garment sector and public safety, however, requires the government to strengthen its laws and state machinery.
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