Business as Usual: Corporate Sustainable Accountability in Asia and the Pacific

Posted: 31 Jan 2018

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Isabel B. Franco

UNU-IAS

Masato Abe

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

N. Kanie

Keio University - Graduate School of Media and Governance

Date Written: January 23, 2018

Abstract

Corporate accountability expanded rapidly in recent years as a governance mechanism that companies are in need to employ to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Nevertheless, the transition from corporate accountability theory to implementation is still a difficult objective, as it is identified through case study analysis in this publication. It requires both, better governance between public and private actors and adequate alignment with sustainability agendas. Thus, the study reported in this publication builds knowledge on corporate accountability theory and provides policy advisory to stakeholders to identify existing corporate accountability gaps and priority areas in Asia and The Pacific. Based on a multiple case study methodology that compares Republic of Korea, Myanmar and Sri Lanka, this publication equips stakeholders with a comprehensive analysis and recommendations on how to integrate corporate accountability in alignment with the global sustainability agenda at all levels of governance.

Keywords: Corporate Accountability, Sustainability, SDGs, Private Sector, Government

Suggested Citation

Franco, Isabel B. and Abe, Masato and Kanie, N., Business as Usual: Corporate Sustainable Accountability in Asia and the Pacific (January 23, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3107558 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3107558

Isabel B. Franco (Contact Author)

UNU-IAS ( email )

Tokyo, 150-8925
Japan

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Masato Abe

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

76 Rajadamnern Nok Ave
Bangkok, 10200
Thailand

N. Kanie

Keio University - Graduate School of Media and Governance ( email )

5322 Endo
Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa 252-0882
Japan

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