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A corporate social responsibility (CSR) diagnosis module for application in value chain analysis (VCA) (English)

This paper provides guidance to FIAS staff, consultants and others working on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects and global Value Chain Analysis (VCA). It is targeted at the industry sector (or sub-sector) level in emerging economies and regions, in relation to international export markets. The guidance enables users to conduct a diagnosis, design solutions and quantify the implementation of CSR initiatives, with the aim of enhancing international competitiveness and promoting inward investment. As well as functioning as a module within broader value chain analysis, the guidance can be used as a free-standing methodology for investigating the contribution of CSR practices to sector competitiveness and inward investment. Section 2 provides an overview of CSR in the context of VCA. In Section 3 guidance on CSR and VCA corresponds to a series of methodological steps. The checklist in Section 4 is a quick reference guide to applying the methodology. This methodology identifies demand-side, market-driven, opportunities for industrial sectors at the country level, and benchmarks the required performance (e.g. to access new markets or derive competitive differentiation). The analysis then identifies supply-side constraints to realizing these opportunities. This leads to recommendations for enhanced competitiveness and inwards investment, aimed at the firm, industry, sub-sector or public policy levels. This report develops the original CSR diagnostic to be used as a stand-alone analysis or in conjunction with a full value chain analysis.


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    A corporate social responsibility (CSR) diagnosis module for application in value chain analysis (VCA)

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A corporate social responsibility (CSR) diagnosis module for application in value chain analysis (VCA) (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.