By André Habisch, René Schmidpeter
This publication presents a multidisciplinary method of company Social accountability. whereas for many years a simply mathematical-technical orientation ruled the enterprise curriculum, this ebook provides CSR and sustainability as a company notion embedded in its cultural and non secular context. It before everything ways sensible knowledge from diverse cultural and non secular traditions as a resource of non secular capital for sustainable company practices. as a consequence, it hyperlinks present CSR recommendations and the newest considering in CSR with long-standing cultural and religious wisdom, selling a extra entire view on sustainability administration and its implementation at company organisations. The publication collects and unites viewpoints from a number of cultural and non secular contexts, delivering a entire consultant for overseas and globally energetic businesses.
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The qualities work in an interactively unified fashion. Although the number of studies of and practicing wisdom is rapidly spreading across the academic and business world, less is known about how wisdom can be incorporated into enterprises’ practices. This chapter discusses how wisdom can serve as a meta-approach to sustainability. The argument draws on the findings of an empirical study of wisdom and decision-making, conducted by the author in New Zealand between 2010 and 2014 (Intezari 2014).
Requires a fundamental (re-)evaluation of the organization’s underlying assumptions through reflexivity, which involves internal and external reflection. 4 A Reflexive Sustainability: Does Our Sustainability Practice Stand on Wise Assumptions? Successful sustainability initiatives rely on wise assumptions. Assumptions such as those relating to society, economy, the environment, and politics are intimately interconnected and short- and long-term business success and societal growth greatly depend on mutual and practical respect between companies and society.
E. by refusing to extend them to the non-believer), for prosecution of minorities etc. Moreover, religious and confessional differences have been and still are sources of especially destructive wars between nations and groups. Spectacular examples include the genocide against indigenous cultures in Middle and Southern America, the 30 Years’ War in Central Europe, the century-long bloody conflicts between Christians and Muslims on the Iberian Peninsula as well as South-Eastern Europe etc. More recently, conflicts between Catholic and Protestant Christians in Ireland, between Muslims and Hindus in India and Pakistan, between Christians and Muslim in Sub-Saharian Africa, between Sunni and Schia Muslims in Iraque etc.
Cultural Roots of Sustainable Management: Practical Wisdom and Corporate Social Responsibility by André Habisch, René Schmidpeter