Sri Lanka, an island of 19 million people, has a written history of 2,500 years. Buddhist culture defines a way of life with compassion and generosity as basic tenets. Hindu, Christian and Moorish influences add to the diversity and underscore the principle of charity. Over the last 30 years, two ethnic communities have polarised — Sinhala in the south and Tamil in the north. The conflict has ended, yet much will be required to reconcile, rebuild and regenerate the nation. This is an ideal time for corporate responsibility to help bring about a sustainable peace through investment in the war zone to create socioeconomic stability.
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.