chapter  1
Can CSR Pave the Way for Development?
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If the business of business is business, why should corporations be involved in development? The two quotes above show why. The main proposition of this chapter is that governments and their international arms, the agencies grouped under the umbrella of the United Nations (UN), have failed in their attempts to rid the planet of under-development and poverty. Large corpo-

rations with their power and economic strength have taken a dominant position in society. They will, as this book argues, need to take much more responsibility for development than ever before. This chapter will also spell out why development, as seen through the lens of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a useful tool to promote economic development.