In the Philippines, the concept and practice of CSR is rooted in cooperative and community associations involving business and society. The spirit of bayanihan is a Filipino tradition characterised by mutual assistance of one's neighbours. The legitimacy of CSR depends on at least two factors: The Philippine Constitution defines the state's role in promoting equality and the common good, and The Corporation Code enforces the responsibility of boards and directors to practice good governance.
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.