Evaluation of corporate social responsibility from the funder’s point of view

Indrė Slapikaitė

Doctoral dissertation

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The doctoral dissertation examines evaluation of corporate social responsibility from the funder’s point of view. The literature analysis revealed that today coporate social responsibility is one of the most important subjects that needs to be taken into account while assessing the risk and making the decisions for the funded companies. Although it has been noticed in the practice that funders (banks) tend to integrate sustainability principles into their activity, the evaluation of funded companies’ corporate social responsibility is still rather limited and non-informative. Therefore, this paper aims to solve such scientific problem – how corporate social responsibility should be evaluated from the funder’s point of view.

The primary aim of the present dissertation is to create a complex evaluation system of corporate social responsibility and practically apply for real companies evaluation. The paper pursues the following main objectives: to reveal the importance of corporate social responsibility evaluation in the context of sustainable banking and economic development, to analyze and summarize the concept of corporate social responsibility in the context of sustainable development, to review the current criterias of coporate social responsibility and its evaluation methods, to form a theoretical background for CSR complex evaluation system and afterwards to form the system practically. Finally, to apply the CSR complex evaluation system in order to evaluate real companies.

The present dissertation consists of the introduction, three chapters, chapters’ and general conclusions, references and the list of scientific publications by the author on the topic of the dissertation. The introduction includes the problem, reveals the relevance of the dissertation, describes the object of the research, formulates the aim and objectives, states the research methodology, highlights the scientific novelty and practical value of the thesis. The first chapter analyses the importance of corporate social responsibility in the context of banking and economic development, reviews the criterias and evaluation methods of corporate social responsibility and states a theoretical background for the further formation of CSR complex evalution system.  The second chapter includes multiple criteria decision-making methods that are used to theoretically form a CSR complex evaluation system. In the third chapter CSR complex evaluation system is formed practically and applied for evaluating real companies. Finally, the overall findings are summarized at the end of the thesis.

There has been published 7 scientific articles on the topic of the present dissertation and 3 presentations were made at scientific conferences.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.20334/2017-031-M

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Year:
2017
ISBN:
978-609-476-025-9
Imprint No:
2017-031-M
Dimensions:
145×205 mm
Pages:
136 p.
Cover:
Softcover
Language:
Lithuanian
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