The aim of this paper is to explore the state of the art of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Islamic culture. This topic is interesting not because Corporate Social Responsibility is a new concept, but because some corporate sustainability reporting values developed in Western Countries, as AA1000 or GRI Standard, are not focused in Islamic values and beliefs. In fact, Sustainable Development is not a new concept, but it is embedded in the fundamental codes of conduct in Islamic Societies and Laws through Shari’ah (Aman, 2016). The objectives are: a) literature review of Islamic Corportae Social Responsibility and Shari’ah connection with CSR. In particular, descriptive analysis of Islamic Financial Istitution (IFI), which offer alternatives to the commercial activities that Shari'ah prohibits, to answer to the dichotomy between the need to trade with the West and to follow the commands of Islam (Taman, 2011); b) a qualitative comparative analysis between Islamic CSR (ICSR) and conventional CSR c) a documental analysis (Bowen, 2009) of the Islamic network that implements CSR strategies, policies and practices in Islamic Societies (IRI- Islamic Reporting Initiatives) supported by an ad-hoc interview held with an IRI’s Staff member. The conclusion of this research discusses the perspective of Islamic view in sustainability reporting by incorporating the concept of Tawhid which provides a holistic guidance based on Islamic beliefs, values and concepts (Aman, 2016) and, in specific, the main differences between western and Islamic Corporate Sustainability Reporting perspective. The finding of the paper is to be useful to integrate and develop sustainable strategies for Islamic companies.

Litardi, I., Fiorani, G., Harb, D. (2019). CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN ISLAMIC CULTURE. COMPARISON BETWEEN WESTERN CSR AND ISLAMIC CSR: FOCUS ON ISLAMIC REPORTING INITIATIVE AND ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTION. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ISLAMIC FINANCE, Special Issue Islamic and Social Finance: Comparing Policies and Solutions for Funding Public Infrastructures and Social Services at Global Level, 1-8 [10.13135/2421-2172/3065].

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN ISLAMIC CULTURE. COMPARISON BETWEEN WESTERN CSR AND ISLAMIC CSR: FOCUS ON ISLAMIC REPORTING INITIATIVE AND ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

LITARDI, I;FIORANI, G;
2019-01-01

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to explore the state of the art of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Islamic culture. This topic is interesting not because Corporate Social Responsibility is a new concept, but because some corporate sustainability reporting values developed in Western Countries, as AA1000 or GRI Standard, are not focused in Islamic values and beliefs. In fact, Sustainable Development is not a new concept, but it is embedded in the fundamental codes of conduct in Islamic Societies and Laws through Shari’ah (Aman, 2016). The objectives are: a) literature review of Islamic Corportae Social Responsibility and Shari’ah connection with CSR. In particular, descriptive analysis of Islamic Financial Istitution (IFI), which offer alternatives to the commercial activities that Shari'ah prohibits, to answer to the dichotomy between the need to trade with the West and to follow the commands of Islam (Taman, 2011); b) a qualitative comparative analysis between Islamic CSR (ICSR) and conventional CSR c) a documental analysis (Bowen, 2009) of the Islamic network that implements CSR strategies, policies and practices in Islamic Societies (IRI- Islamic Reporting Initiatives) supported by an ad-hoc interview held with an IRI’s Staff member. The conclusion of this research discusses the perspective of Islamic view in sustainability reporting by incorporating the concept of Tawhid which provides a holistic guidance based on Islamic beliefs, values and concepts (Aman, 2016) and, in specific, the main differences between western and Islamic Corporate Sustainability Reporting perspective. The finding of the paper is to be useful to integrate and develop sustainable strategies for Islamic companies.
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http://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/EJIF/article/view/3065
Litardi, I., Fiorani, G., Harb, D. (2019). CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN ISLAMIC CULTURE. COMPARISON BETWEEN WESTERN CSR AND ISLAMIC CSR: FOCUS ON ISLAMIC REPORTING INITIATIVE AND ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTION. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ISLAMIC FINANCE, Special Issue Islamic and Social Finance: Comparing Policies and Solutions for Funding Public Infrastructures and Social Services at Global Level, 1-8 [10.13135/2421-2172/3065].
Litardi, I; Fiorani, G; Harb, D
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