In the vast majority of Africa's 53 countries, CSR is still in its infancy. At worst, it is regarded with suspicion as an agenda of the North imposed on countries of the South. At best, it is embedded within the African context and used to address the continent's economic, social and sustainable developmental challenges. Africa consists of two very distinct regions. The predominantly Muslim/Arabic region north of the Sahara is commonly referred to as Middle East and North Africa (MENA), while Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) covers the bulk of African states.
The World Guide to CSR: A Country-by-Country Analysis of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility The World Guide to CSR is the first book to provide comparable national profiles that describe the evolution and practice of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR) for 58 countries and 5 global regions. Each regional and national profile includes key information about the relevant CSR history, country-specific issues, trends, research and leading organisations. The purpose of the book is to give CSR professionals (including managers, consultants, academics and NGOs focusing on the social, environmental and ethical responsibilities of business) a quick reference guide to CSR in different regional and national contexts. This unique resource will be an essential acquisition for all organisations who need to benchmark their CSR strategies throughout different regions and cultures and want the best possible intelligence on the key issues and concerns relating to corporate social responsibility in all of the markets in which they operate.