Corporate Social Responsibility  and Public Health How to go about a career in CSR
What is CSR? <ul><li>Corporations conducting socially responsible projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Often linked to their cor...
Its relevance to public health <ul><li>Companies do health projects </li></ul><ul><li>Source of funding </li></ul><ul><ul>...
Career opportunities <ul><li>Pharmaceutical and medicine industry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Novo Nordisk and insulin (diabetes...
How to search <ul><li>Find large companies (Top 100 Companies) and examine their CSR page </li></ul><ul><li>CSR lists and ...
Problems with CSR <ul><li>Crocodile tears and corporate tax </li></ul><ul><li>The poor are managed, not empowered </li></u...
Caveats <ul><li>Hidden agendas </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Poor projects </li></ul>
Conclusion <ul><li>CSR and its relevance to public health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing trend and alternative source of fu...
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CSR &amp; Public Health

  1. 1. Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Health How to go about a career in CSR
  2. 2. What is CSR? <ul><li>Corporations conducting socially responsible projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Often linked to their core competencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Triple bottom line philosophy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large companies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why do companies engage with CSR? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of intangible value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brand to consumers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruitment and retention of employees (esp graduates) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Risk management </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Its relevance to public health <ul><li>Companies do health projects </li></ul><ul><li>Source of funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global tax redistribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private sector distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The private sector is a development actor </li></ul>
  4. 4. Career opportunities <ul><li>Pharmaceutical and medicine industry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Novo Nordisk and insulin (diabetes) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Companies with health related products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vestergaard Textiles and the Life Straw </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(U-5 diarrheal related deaths) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Companies operating in LMICs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DLH and logging in the Congo (HIV & malaria) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How to search <ul><li>Find large companies (Top 100 Companies) and examine their CSR page </li></ul><ul><li>CSR lists and awards </li></ul><ul><li>Your Selling Point </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can deliver the health projects </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Problems with CSR <ul><li>Crocodile tears and corporate tax </li></ul><ul><li>The poor are managed, not empowered </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability and transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Bias towards biomedical & technological solutions due to demand for demonstrable returns </li></ul>
  7. 7. Caveats <ul><li>Hidden agendas </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Poor projects </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>CSR and its relevance to public health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing trend and alternative source of funding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategies for jobs and selling points </li></ul><ul><li>Owe it to the target groups to be engaged </li></ul><ul><li>Potential problems </li></ul>

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