24/04: Revisiting the CSR landscape3 min read . Updated: 09 May 2013, 06:26 PM IST
Deaths from the factory building collapse in Dhaka underscore the need to address matters of corporate liability
As deaths from the factory building collapse in Dhaka crossed a staggering 900 with several dozen bodies pulled out from the rubble on 9 May, it underscored not only the urgent need for local infrastructure and worker safety in Bangladesh—the builder allegedly constructed three floors illegally—but the equally urgent matter of corporate liability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). As government, multilateral organizations, businesses and NGOs jostle to work out a solution, the outcomes of the 24 April disaster will likely play across India’s export supply chain and CSR landscapes too.
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