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Finding an Ethical Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Jharia Coalfields (India)

Author: ANUPAM GHOSH, ASWETA KUMARI SINGH and SHWETA BHARTI
Published in GVER, Vol. 7 No. 2

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a business ethics initiative that is considered a possible remedy for the ills of globalization. It posits that fair sustainable development is possible?that is, inequities in wealth, environmental degradation, and unfair labor practices that are endemic of globalization can be mitigated. We aim to understand the Corporate Social Responsibility activities, undertaken by businesses and various stakeholders in and around Jharia, - a small town in north-east India, towards the sustainability of economically disadvantaged communities in region. Along with framing a foundation for a CSR model having ethical dimensions in Jharia we make suggestions on how to bridge the gaps between various development master plans and their actual implementation.

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