|LIBRARY OF WORKS||ONGOING RESEARCH TOPICS||EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS AND TOOLS||SIGNATURE RESEARCH AND TOOLS||RECENT RESEARCH|
The RVR CSR Center’s signature research and tools on CSR highlights its commitment to sharing the importance of assessing the macro environment (internal and external) as well as integrating CSR into the core business practices.
Core Frameworks. The RVR Center core frameworks could be classified into five research areas: CSR and Strategic CSR, Classification of CSR Activities, Assessment: Footprint and Stakeholder, Sustainability in the Mining Industry, and Social Innovation.
|Research Area||Key Frameworks|
|CSR and Strategic CSR||Developing a CSR Strategy|
|Integrating Social Performance|
|Integrating and Aligning CSR|
|Implementing Strategic CSR: A Process Frame|
|Classification of CSR Activities||CSR Typology of Intent|
|CSR Typology of Locus|
Assessment: Footprint and Stakeholders
||The Environment of CSR: The Influences (HExagon) Framework|
|Sustainable Approach in Footprint Analysis|
|Value Chain Analysis|
|BOP Engagement Approaches|
Sustainability in the Mining Industry
||The Environment of CSR in Mining: A Systems Approach|
|The Stages Approach to Sustainable Mining|
|Social Innovation||Institutionalizing Social Innovation in an Organization|
|Process of Social Innovation|
|*Click on the framework title to view the brief description.|
Signature Research. The RVR Center’s signature research included works focused on helping companies embed CSR into their business; as well as sustainability in the mining industry.
- Corporate Social Responsibility in Mining for APEC Economies: Trainers Guidebook
The CSR in Mining for APEC Economies Training Guidebook aids trainers in designing a training program that would provide participants with the following: (1) an overview of the mining sector to put into context the positive and negative impact of mining, (2) an understanding of CSR and Strategic CSR, (3) an awareness of changing interests and concerns of stakeholders and (4) insights on how to develop a sustainable CSR strategy. The CSR Guidebook provides a course design, tools and guidelines for conducting the program.
- Towards Strategic CSR - Aligning CSR with the Business and Embedding CSR into the Organization: A Manual for Practitioners
This CSR Manual is developed in order to educate responsible companies (and those who would want to become responsible) with the knowledge and capability to align CSR strategy with its overall business strategy and embed into its organization. The CSR Manual addresses this concern by providing both theoretical frameworks and practical exercises. The frameworks were developed from actual research projects. The practical exercises, on the other hand, are composed of worksheets to provide practitioners with the “how-to” in applying CSR in their companies. The CSR Manual provides its readers with a practical guide starting from assessing their internal and external environment, formulating a CSR strategy, implementing the CSR programs, to evaluating the progress of their CSR initiatives.