This project examines the discourses and practices around corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs among community stakeholders in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. This project, which resulted in a book, explores how public relations (PR) and CSR discourse are constructed, interpreted, communicated and enacted in this diverse emerging region. By connecting the disparate disciplines of participatory and development communication with public relations and corporate social responsibility discourse, this innovative text explores the tensions between concepts of modernity and traditional values and their role in engendering creativity, compliance or resistance.
Project timeline: 2014 - 2018
Key contributors: Marianne D. Sison
This project addresses the following Sustainable Development Goals and Targets:
4.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development
12.6 Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle
12.8 By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature