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Food Safety: Walk the Talk Building Ethical Supply Chains  Food Safety & CSR  It is all about managing supply chains ethically and sustainably

Food Safety: Walk the Talk Building Ethical Supply Chains Food Safety & CSR It is all about managing supply chains ethically and sustainably

Last November, Lebanon’s Health Minister revealed a shocking truth. “The Lebanese citizen’s food is not only dipped with sweat, but also in diseases and microbes,” he said. During a news conference, the minister named and shamed numerous supermarkets, bakeries, butchers and restaurants that had been violating food safety standards as revealed by a nation-wide inspection campaign. Since that day, several inspection campaigns have followed, e...
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Bringing Coherence to CSR Strategies: ISO 26000 Guidelines

When corporate social responsibility emerged as a concept in the 1960s, critics have argued that CSR distracts from the fundamental economic role of businesses, which is to make profit. However, following almost half a century of debate, most researchers have come to a different conclusion: companies that successfully align their social and environmental responsibilities with their business purposes and values can better mitigate risks, enhance ...
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BANQUE LIBANO-FRANCAISE Sets an Example By Making the Most of Corporate Social Responsibility

Almost a decade ago, the majority of Lebanese banks were unfamiliar with the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility. It wasn’t until a few years back that most of the country’s financial institutions became aware of the significant impact that CSR can have on their profitability. Yet, only a few banks have actually moved beyond charitable donations and occasional initiatives toward fully incorporating CSR strategies into their daily busines...
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Does Startup Financing Play a Role in Banks CSR? Banks Responsibility Beyond Profits: Small Businesses, Big Impact

Three out of four venture-backed startups in the United States fail to return investors’ capital, according to a 2012 study by Harvard Business School. However, those that succeed contribute significantly to the economy. In fact, a 2010 study by the Kauffman Foundation said that without the jobs created by startups, yearly employment growth in the US would have been negative.
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