Event Title

Between Paternalism and Partnership: The Strategizing of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives in Indonesia's Extractive Sector

Presenter Information

Katrina Belle, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 343

Start Date

30-4-2015 3:20 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 3:55 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

In the 1990s, activists, labor unions, and NGOs sparked increasingly levels of media interest in violations of human rights by multinational corporations (MNCs). This newfound awareness started a global movement aimed at improving corporate social and environmental responsibility. Indonesia, breaking free from over thirty years of dictatorship under Suhartos New Order, emerged from the 1990s as a young democracyits citizens free to the first time in decades to protest and rally for their rights. The combination of a newly formed democracy and decentralization of the government contributed to a rise in concern over corporate responsibility in Indonesia. The aim of this research project is to learn about the corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement in Indonesia and understand the processes through which partnerships between corporations and the communities they affect are formed. How are companies modeling CSR initiatives within their company, how do social investment programs fit into the overall motivations and interest of the corporation, and what does this mean for the communities that are impacted by the company's operations?

Faculty Sponsor

Patrice Franko

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Global Studies Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1676

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Apr 30th, 3:20 PM Apr 30th, 3:55 PM

Between Paternalism and Partnership: The Strategizing of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives in Indonesia's Extractive Sector

Diamond 343

In the 1990s, activists, labor unions, and NGOs sparked increasingly levels of media interest in violations of human rights by multinational corporations (MNCs). This newfound awareness started a global movement aimed at improving corporate social and environmental responsibility. Indonesia, breaking free from over thirty years of dictatorship under Suhartos New Order, emerged from the 1990s as a young democracyits citizens free to the first time in decades to protest and rally for their rights. The combination of a newly formed democracy and decentralization of the government contributed to a rise in concern over corporate responsibility in Indonesia. The aim of this research project is to learn about the corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement in Indonesia and understand the processes through which partnerships between corporations and the communities they affect are formed. How are companies modeling CSR initiatives within their company, how do social investment programs fit into the overall motivations and interest of the corporation, and what does this mean for the communities that are impacted by the company's operations?

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/303