Occupying the Collective Space

by Dr. Katrin Muff

Different ways of occupying…

As we will consider in this month’s blog, there are different ways of occupying that middle ground between the personal space each of us feel responsible for, and societal best interests. The collective space called “we” can be used to uplift individuals to act together for a better common future, or it can be hijacked by individuals or special interest groups to occupy or “blockupy” the collective space pressing their issues – for better, or worse, as we shall see below, and not necessarily in the interest of the greater common good.

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Free Access to The Journal of Corporate Citizenship

JCC46 coverFull archive available free online for a fortnight

“The Journal of Corporate Citizenship provides a forum for the most crucial and innovative issues of corporate citizenship to be discussed and publishes sound research and scholarship, as well as providing a space for forward-thinking debates and insights in the ‘Turning Points’ section.

–  Jonas Haertle, Head, PRME Secretariat

We are delighted to announce that all back issues of The Journal of Corporate Citizenship have been digitised and are now available online in the Sustainable Organization Library (SOL).To coincide with the publication of the 51st issue of JCC, we are making all issues freely available to access for the next two weeks.Using the login details below every issue of JCC will be free to access on the Sustainable Organization Library platform, until 24th October.

Access JCC here

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Moving Towards Corporate Citizenship

It is necessary to assess how far Corporate Citizenship is embedded in organizations" - Dorothée Baumann-Pauly

It is necessary to assess how far Corporate Citizenship is embedded in organizations” – Dorothée Baumann-Pauly

On September 19-20, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit will bring together chief executives of companies that are committed to sustainable development and corporate citizenship, a concept that describes the citizenship role of corporations in a global economy. In the words of Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon, the Summit will “outline a path for business to contribute to global priorities and the public good”.

The UN initiative, currently the largest global corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative in the world, comprises over 10,000 participants from corporations, civil society and academia. The entry-barrier for corporations to join the Compact is low: The CEO, endorsed by the Board, sends a letter of commitment to the Secretary-General of the United Nations that expresses support of the Compact’s ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. This commitment explicitly implies making “the Compact and its principles an integral part of business strategy, day-to-day operations and organizational culture” (www.unglobalcompact.org).
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