Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A comparative analysis of corporate social responsibility in commercial banks: Case studies from the United States and United Kingdom
by DeMasi, Emily, M.A., Duquesne University, 2012, 114; 1496895
Abstract (Summary)

This study investigates the effectiveness of public sector roles in facilitating corporate social responsibility (CSR) in commercial banks in the United States and the United Kingdom and the role of national context in CSR activities of commercial banks. It examines CSR as measured by MSCI ESG (environmental, social and governance) Global Socrates ratings across five categories of ESG (environment, employee & supply chain, customers, corporate governance & ethics, and community & society) in six commercial banks. The study compared differences in ESG rankings to categorized CSR-related government bodies, legislation and policies according to four possible public sector roles as outlined by the World Bank: mandating, facilitating, endorsing or partnering for CSR. The principal conclusion is that national context seems to play a role in CSR activities of commercial banks and that certain CSR-related public policy tools appear to be more effective at supporting CSR than others.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Rubin, Charles T., Stoddard, G. Evan
School: Duquesne University
Department: Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
School Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Public policy, Banking
Keywords: Commercial banks, Corporate social responsibility (CSR), Environmental, Governance (ESG), Public policy, Social
Publication Number: 1496895
ISBN: 978-1-124-78469-4
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