Critical Austrian Brochure on CSR


Stig Hirsbak, Denmark, has supplied this interesting document 'Corporate Social Responsibility. Preciousness or speciousness – That is the question!' prepared for the Austrian Network Social Responsibility (a broad coalition of labour and civil society organisations). It aims to unmask the myth of CSR – to show what is behind the nice facade of alleged public interest orientation of companies! It claims that CSR is little more than a money making machine particularly for the sake of big corporations rather than for the benefit of people or the environment. In essence, it is claimed that CSR pursues the free market paradigm of deregulation and empowers big business to set the rules of the game.