Social Responsibility is good business: entrepreneurs

A group of businessmen says that socially responsible business polices aren't acts of philanthropy. They're good business because when society prospers companies are more successful.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


The national presidents of the Central American Network of Social Responsibility in Business (RSE) met in San Pedro Sula, Honduras Tuesday to determine common policies for the region.
The purpose of the meeting was to standardize yield indicators, procedures, training, strategies and communication systems among the socially responsible business throughout the region.

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