Baltic Rim Economies Special Issue on Corporate Social Responsibility published

The new Baltic Rim Economies Special Issue on Corporate Social Responsibility introduces articles on the responsibility of businesses for their impact on society from various perspectives. The themes covered in this issue include, for instance, the impact of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in promoting sustainable development at a global scale, and the importance of cooperation among different stakeholders in promoting sustainable development and business responsibility. The writers include, among others, Roel Nieuwenkamp, Chair of the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct, who in his article discusses the significance of responsible business for the Baltic Rim Economies, and Anne Lammila, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s issues and Gender Equality, Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, who in her article discusses the role of women in economic development.

The Special Issue, published as a part of the MNEmerge project, includes several articles from the researchers involved in the project. MNEmerge project director, Professor Juha Väätänen from Lappeenranta University of Technology discusses the contribution of  MNEs to global development challenges. Leonardo Bremermann, Mauro Rosa and Valerie Monteiro from INESC P&D Brasil discuss the social commitment of the MNEs in the Brazilian electric sector, Godfred Frempong from CSIR-STEPRI presents the contributions of MNEs to economic development in Ghana and Suraksha Gupta from the University of Kent discusses the image of socially responsible organizations. The article of Aashna Mehta, Habib Hasan Farooqui and Sakthivel Selvaraj from the Public Health Foundation of India deals with how MNEs can contribute towards access to medicine in India. Mira Tuominen from the University of Turku writes about the changing role of MNEs in building a better world. Finally, the main themes discussed in the issue are summarised in the concluding remarks of Project Researcher Hanna Mäkinen from the University of Turku.

You can download the issue in pdf format through this link.

The Pan-European Institute at Turku School of Economics, the University of Turku, Finland, publishes a discussion forum, Baltic Rim Economies (BRE), which focuses mainly on the economic development of the Baltic Sea region. In the BRE review, high-level public and corporate decision makers, representatives of Academia and several other experts contribute to the discussion. For more information, please visit the BRE website.