Corporate social responsibility and how the corporate sector should behave: a case study of New Zealand

Rashid Zaman, Jia Liu

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The recent surge in corporate social irresponsibility (CSiR) incidents, such as Volkswagen (VW), British Petroleum (BP) and Wells Fargo, have not only highlighted the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) but have also made the effective implementation of CSR a global policy issue. More recently, the revised New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) Corporate Governance (CG) Code 2017 has given special attention to CSR issues, with the objective of promoting environmental, social and governance (ESG) activities among NZX listed firms. Despite the global importance and heightened awareness of CSR adaption, the NZX listed firms' commitment to CSR has remained low, with a lack of a formalised CSR system and processes. In this contribution, using a mixed method approach, we identify, classify and prioritize the CSR initiatives to propose a CSR model applicable to listed firms. The findings are valuable for stakeholders in understanding and promoting responsible business practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Corporate Board Decision-Making
EditorsOliver Marnet
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9781800377172
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2022

Publication series

NameResearch Handbooks in Business and Management
PublisherEdward Elgar


  • corporate social responsibility
  • stakeholder theory
  • interviews
  • thematic analysis
  • survey questionnaire
  • analytical hierarchy process


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