Authors: Verbin, Ivri; Freeman, Dena
Source: The World Guide to CSR: A Country-by-Country Analysis of Corporate Sustainabili, 14 June 2010 , pp. 217-222(6)
Abstract:Giving charity is a core value in the Jewish religion and has been central to Jewish community survival throughout the ages. The Hebrew word for charity (tzedakah) is closely related to the word for justice (tzedek) and is seen as a core part of community life. Similarly, volunteering and engaging in community affairs has had a long history in Jewish communities throughout history. Charity and volunteering are thus key values in Israeli society. In a survey conducted in 1998 it was found that 72% of the adult Jewish population in Israel contributes to the community with either money or volunteering (Katz et al. 2007).
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2010-06-14
- 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.