Corporate social responsibility and the sustainable development goals: the UK’s four largest retailers

Jones, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-9393 (2023) Corporate social responsibility and the sustainable development goals: the UK’s four largest retailers. In: Beyond the Dark Arts. World Scientific Publishers, pp. 97-121. ISBN 9789811276057

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In recent decades, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has moved steadily up boardroom agendas, but the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which cover a wide range of social, economic and environmental goals, by the United Nations in 2016, presents an unprecedented challenge for the corporate world. This chapter offers an exploratory and illustrative review of how the UK’s four largest retailers are addressing the SDGs. While all four of the UK’s largest retailers have emphasised their commitment to the SDGs, the chapter concludes that the retailers need to address a number of major challenges if they are to make a lasting contribution to the SDGs, and that their current approach reflects some elements of the dark side of marketing communications.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 6.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate social responsibility; Dark side; Marketing communications; Sustainable development goals; UK retailers
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5428 Retail Trade
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2022 12:13
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2023 10:39

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