Promoting a Comprehensive Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility
On April 26, Dean Guthrie of the George Washington University School of Business delivered remarks at the George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center. Full Text»
Guidance and Support for Responsible Business
The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs leads the Department’s engagement with U.S. businesses in the promotion of responsible and ethical business practices. The mission of the CSR office is to:
Promote a holistic approach to CSR to complement the EB Bureau’s mission of building economic security and fostering sustainable development at home and abroad.
Provide guidance and support for American companies engaging in socially responsible, forward-thinking corporate activities that complement U.S. foreign policy and the principles of the Secretary’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) program.
Build on this synergy, working with multinational companies, civil society, labor groups, environmental advocates, and others to encourage the adoption of corporate policies that help companies "do well by doing good."
EB’s CSR team coordinates a cross-functional, intra-departmental, and interagency team to provide support and guidance on major areas of responsible corporate conduct, including:
Good Corporate Citizenship
Contribution to the Growth and Development of the Local Economy
Employment and Industrial Relations
Natural Resources Governance, including the Kimberley Process
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