A Match Made in the Corporate and Public Interest: Marrying Voluntary CSR Initiatives and the WTO

Journal of World Trade, Vol. 41, No. 3, June 2007

35 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2008

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Susan Ariel Aaronson

George Washington University - Elliott School of International Affairs

Date Written: June 1, 2007

Abstract

This article examines how WTO rules could support business acting responsibly in nations with inadequate governance. The article also discuses how WTO rules hamper global corporate social responsibility. In particular the author examines social labeling, procurement policies, CSR clauses, and eco-labeling.

Keywords: WTO, CSR, trade, social labeling, eco-labeling

Suggested Citation

Aaronson, Susan, A Match Made in the Corporate and Public Interest: Marrying Voluntary CSR Initiatives and the WTO (June 1, 2007). Journal of World Trade, Vol. 41, No. 3, June 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1292066

Susan Aaronson (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Elliott School of International Affairs ( email )

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Washington, DC 20052
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.gwu.edu/~elliott/faculty/aaronson.cfm

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