Corporate Social Responsibility In Depth

Ligia Olvera, strategic consultant, makes an extensive analysis of the subject from a Costa Rican perspective, with conclusions that are useful for all Central America.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

In her analysis in the "Strategic Reflections" Blog in, Ligia concludes that: "Businesses commitment can not be just expressed as a PR slogan. In order to work and have a real and financial impact, Corporate Social Responsibility programs must be endorsed by the will and commitment of the CEO and the Board. In fact, many of the most successful cases were born exactly there, and then flow to lower corporate levels. These programs must come from the top, in the same way as strategies".

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Corporate Social Responsibility in Nicaragua

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The aim is to promote best practices in companies.

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Little Corporate Social Responsibility in Panama

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In Panama, when individuals where asked to name the companies with better social responsibility performance, 49.1% said they didn't know or didn't answer.

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