The Icelandic economy has developed rapidly in past years, with market liberalisation and diversification, from being largely dependent on fisheries to a multi-sector economy, including energy-intensive industries (notably aluminium), tourism and financial services. Although the concept of CSR has received less attention in Iceland than in other Nordic countries, Icelandic companies operate in accordance with strict environmental and social standards in line with those of European Union (EU) countries.
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.