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Growth, prosperity, political stability, justice, equal opportunity – shaping a fair and balanced process of globalization is a challenge and necessity. But how can the job best be done?
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung have jointly explored how governments can contribute to shaping a fair and balanced process of globalization by working together with private and civil society actors. Incorporating corporate social responsibility (CSR) into national policies can be seen as a first important step toward this new, shared governance approach. Of course, CSR is not the solution to all of society’s problems. But we are convinced that it is a viable and integral concept for framing change management and problem-solving in societies that are increasingly embedded in the processes stemming from economic globalization. The combined perspective of a government-owned enterprise, GTZ. And a private operating foundation, the Bertelsmann Stiftung, on the subject of CSR has been a major resource in undertaking this study.