On the backdrop of the institutionalisation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, and the emergence of multi-stakeholder-driven voluntary regulation, this timely collection places special emphasis on India and explores its international voluntary sustainability standards. The authors analyse the adoption and implementation of voluntary governance initiatives across a range of industries, offering insightful sectoral discussion and evaluation of voluntary sustainability standards as forms of transnational private regulation. This book will be of interest to anyone researching CSR, sustainability and supply chain management in emerging markets.
Bimal Arora (editor)
Bimal is Assistant Professor in Management, CSR and Sustainability at Aston Business School (ABS), holds a Visiting Research Fellowship at Global Development Institute (GDI) at the University of Manchester and serves as Honorary Chairperson of Centre for Responsible Business (CRB).Before joining as full-time lecturer at ABS in August 2017, he held a research position at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS). Bimal’s active teaching and research interests are in the areas of political economy of CSR and sustainability, global governance, ethical trade, sustainability standards, multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs), and collaborative sustainability partnerships and initiatives. Bimal has extensive experience of over 25 years working in policy, practice and research across diverse sectors and has undertaken consultancy work with governments, large and small business, and civil society organisations.