Doing Well by Doing Good: Distinguishing the Right from the Good in Theories of Corporate Social Responsibility
The essays collected in this book discuss the contemporary practice of corporate responsibility by applying the Christian principles of the unity of knowledge and pursuit of truth to the traditional principles of justice, human dignity and the common good, to rediscover a corporate culture that will help transform our economic system and the characteristics required to build an enduring trust in economic relationships. In this volume a select group of management theorists, theologians, legal scholars, economists and ethicists jointly strive to give back to the market economy its ethical and political dimensions. They assess the quality of present day corporate social responsibility, discuss the social and environmental costs of production and argue for an agenda that can be used in modern corporations in their effort to align profitability and growth with business ethics.
DesJardins, Joseph R. “Doing Well by Doing Good: Distinguishing the Right from the Good in Theories of Corporate Social Responsibility.” In Christian Ethics and Corporate Culture: A Critical View on Corporate Responsibilities, edited by Bartholomew C. Okonkwo, 101-111. Cham: Springer, 2014.