Understanding the Relationship Between Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility and its Contribution to Business in the Community's Corporate Responsibility Index

Conner, Hannah (2007) Understanding the Relationship Between Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility and its Contribution to Business in the Community's Corporate Responsibility Index. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The aim of this management report is to make recommendations on the way in which organisations could report more extensively on diversity within Business in the Community's Corporate Responsibility (CR) Index.

It analyses the current Index and considers the literature on diversity as a corporate social responsibility (CSR) issue, discovering that there has been little written specifically discussing this relationship. Qualitative research with Business in the Community member organisations found that organisations view diversity as a CSR issue in a limited sense. This led to the conclusions that organisations are not doing enough to warrant Business in the Community changing the current scope of its Index. This report recommends that Business in the Community delays altering the Index, focuses on educating its members, communicates diversity in a different way, and promotes best practice in applying diversity to other areas of CSR. It also suggests that a separate diversity index might be a more appropriate forum for benchmarking diversity policies and activities more widely.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: Diversity, Corporate Social Responsibility
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 10:09
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/20987

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