This book, Corporate Responsibility in the Global Village: The Role of Public Policy, examines what other nations are doing to promote global corporate social responsibility (CSR).

The authors demonstrate that the nations doing the most are the three in the world that have entrepreneurial cultures most similar to the United States – Great Britain, Canada, and the Netherlands. These nations have made equitable and sustainable growth at the national and international level more of a priority than growth per se.

Finally, the book examines the signals that U.S. policymakers send to market actors, and makes recommendations for U.S. policy. These recommendations include defining global CSR; making the U.S. government a CSR model in its behavior and its procurement; and requiring companies to report on their global social and environmental performance, as well as their profit performance.

The publication will be released at a September 26 international investment seminar on socially responsible investing, co-hosted by NPA, Congressman Sander Levin (D-MI), and the Congressional Economic Leadership Institute on Capital Hill. More information about this seminar can be found on NPA’s Web site.