Tag Archives: CSR

CSR & ethical fashion part III- when luxury brands make a difference

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” We all know this wise saying, but one fashion brand made it its credo. Mail&Guardian online summarized … Continue reading

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CSR & ethical fashion part II – Gucci’s eco gear vs. luxury goods made in China

In the first part of my “CSR and ethical fashion”- work we took a closer look at luxury brands and their CSR activities and examined whether ethical fashion is exclusively being practiced among high street brands like Zara or Urban … Continue reading

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This Week on FastExposure

This week on FastExposure all of us are going to continue digging even deeper into our topics.

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Women and Management – Prejudice or Truth

While researching my last topic on CSR I discovered an interesting study from Catalyst and Harvard Business School (HBS). The study proposes that there exists a strong interdependence between the degree of Corporate Social Responsibility and the portion of women  … Continue reading

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CSR & ethical fashion part I – Vivienne Westwood’s African mission

Last Monday I discussed whether Corporate Social Responsibility should remain voluntary or become mandatory. This time I am focusing on CSR in the fashion industry, particularly among luxury companies. At the beginning of my blogging on Fastexposure I talked extensively … Continue reading

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The Business of Doing Well by Doing Good

In my last post ExxonMobil and the true value of CSR I introduced the opinion of Milton Friedman as well as David Vogel, two well-respected economists, who both sharply criticize Corporate Social Responsibility. Friedman refers to CSR as “hypocritical window-dressing” … Continue reading

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Should Corporate Social Responsibility be voluntary or mandatory?

Reading Nicpic’s blog post about “Exxon Mobil and the value of CSR “ and Nourann’s post “CSR or just a façade?“ really got me thinking about this broad topic that seems to be on everyone’s lips. Not just because of its positive … Continue reading

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ExxonMobil and the value of CSR

While researching ExxonMobil I stumbled over an interesting story. On March 24 1989 the Exxon Valdez, on oil tanker crashed spilling 260,000 to 750,000 barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Alaska. Up until the Deepwater Horizon oil spill … Continue reading

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