African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4062

Full Length Research Paper

Corporate social responsibility: An approach to peace?

Alvany Maria dos Santos Santiago
  • Alvany Maria dos Santos Santiago
  • Programa de Pós-Graduação em Dinâmicas de Desenvolvimento do Semiárido (PPGDiDeS) Universidade Federal do Vale do Sao Francisco (Univasf), Brazil.
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Pamela K. Robinson
  • Pamela K. Robinson
  • Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
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José Celio Siqueira Andrade
  • José Celio Siqueira Andrade
  • School of Management, NPGA, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil.
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  •  Received: 13 July 2018
  •  Accepted: 26 November 2018
  •  Published: 14 December 2018


The responsibility to promote sustainable development should be a joint effort among government, industry and other organizations. They can share the responsibilities and commitments that countries have with regard to the ratification of the global plans of action, such as Agenda 21, Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 2030. Delai and Takahashi (2012) explain that the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the approach to sustainable development in the organizational scope. Nowadays, some of the biggest concerns are the role and impact of corporate actions on society and the planet. This article aims to explore how organizations could address the issue of just peace; it presents two initiatives the Global Compact and Agenda 2030 as CSR initiatives that they could resort. The entrepreneurial and corporate actions can indeed be configured as actions of peace if they consider the guidelines of United Nations Global Compact and Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development as core of their business.


Key words: Business ethics, Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, Global compact, Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations.