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Speech of Sophie Daskalaki- Mytilineou, President of the CSR Committee of MYTILINEOS S.A.

From: 16.05.2019 To: 16.05.2019 Share

Building Social Capital and Trust: The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility

While the importance of physical capital, human capital, and intellectual capital in corporations is well understood, there is another type of capital which has received a lot less attention: Social Capital, broadly defined as the quality of the relationships that a firm, its executives and employees, have built with other stakeholders. What can corporations do to build their social capital? In our research, we suggest that one way of building social capital is through efforts that generally fall within the umbrella of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We show that, in some circumstances, such efforts can add firm value. However, we argue that recent calls to increase firm commitments to CSR initiatives are premature.

Speaker: Ane Tamayo, Professor of Accounting, LSE
Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Hellenic Observatory Director; Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics, LSE
Discussant: Sophie Daskalaki- Mytilineou, President of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee of MYTILINEOS S.A.

Date: Thursday 16 May 2019
Time: 18.45-20.30
Venue: Megaron Karatza, Aiolou 82, 105 51 Athens, Greece

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