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Comparative Analysis of CSRs’ National Practises: the Case of Japan, France and Canada

Student: Olga Bobrova

Supervisor: Ekaterina A. Makarova

Faculty: Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs

Educational Programme: World Economy (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2017

In the modern business world, there is a direct relationship between the level of responsibility and profit. More and more corporations are realizing that corporate social responsibility is an opportunity to attract investments and increase the incomes of enterprises that are part of sustainable development. However, CSR includes a very extensive list of responsibilities, so not all companies are ready to implement CSR. The field of CSR has been studied little, therefore, not only companies are interested in carrying out research aimed at identifying the factors of positive development of CSR, but also the state, since CSR is one of the strategies for approaching sustainable development. The aim of the work is to identify the most effective of the three (Japanese, French and Canadian) CSR models. To achieve this goal, you must perform the following tasks: First, it is necessary to analyze the history of CSR development to identify factors; Secondly, we should assess the current state of the CSR model of Japan, France and Canada, that is, identify shortcomings, as well as the most important and most successful aspects of each CSR model. Review information on the studies devoted to the analysis of CSR reporting in each country and determine the specific features of each CSR model; Thirdly, to identify the main criteria for conducting a comparative analysis of national CSR practices based on the GRI G4 standard and to present them in a large amount of information that is convenient for comparison. Fourth, the evaluation based on the GRI G4 self-identified criteria - reporting on the capitalization in each country of the companies (Toyota Motor Corporation, Airbus and Suncor Energy Inc); Fifthly, is it possible to determine whether the influence of CSR development factors is on the current state of the model, if there are such factors, to formulate the most important factors.

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