Taking stock of corporate social responsibility practices in Peru: the role of internal and external CSR, accountability and citizenship

Antonella Maes - Anastasi*, Diederik de Boer, Sandro Alberto Sánchez Paredes

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This paper reviews corporate social responsibility (CSR) and its challenges in four main Peruvian private sectors (agroindustry, construction, mining and manufacturing). Based on the lessons learned, it aims at raising awareness on CSR crucial role in Peru, and responsiveness on sustainable development issues, while providing a roadmap to practitioners to measure CSR compliance. Through a qualitative approach, the question this paper intends to answer is to what extent Peruvian companies comply with internal and external CSR practices along with accountability and citizenship. To answer this question, we selected a purposive sample of private sector Peruvian companies; structured interviews have been conducted to measure and then compare their compliance rate concerning the mentioned CSR dimensions. While still much needs to be improved concerning CSR practices in these Peruvian private sectors, based on our research, citizenship appears to be a critical aspect which needs further attention by companies and policymakers in Peru.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-276
JournalLatin American Journal of Management for Sustainable Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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