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SUSTAINABLE RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS CONSCIENCE AS DERIVED FROM THE CHUMASH: HERMENEUTIC HENOMENOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

Sivave Mashingaidze

DOI: 10.22495/cbv11i2art6

Abstract

The Chumash (Five books of Moses) has potential from which conventional models and theories could leverage for public wellbeing. Considering the moral and ethical magnitude of business/corporate social responsibility (CSR) or Sustainable Responsible Business, understanding this concept from the religious stand-point could help strengthen CSR compliance, where religions play direct and indirect role in corporate governance and people’s lifestyle. This article explores epigraphic sources to provide answer to the questions: Does CSR have theological foundation from the Chumash? Can faith strengthen CSR and fortify compliance? The researcher sourced the required qualitative data from journal articles, Judaic sources and Chumash (Bible) texts as well as relevant online resources on the subject. The extractions from epigraphic sources were critically and methodically examined carefully using hermeneutic from which answers to the two questions were established. The findings indicate that CSR has theological foundation in the Chumash, and religious ethics and values have great influence for strengthening CSR.

Keywords: Sustainable, Responsible, Business, Conscience, Compliance, Epigraphic Approach, Religions

How to cite this paper: Mashingaidze, S. (2015). Sustainable responsible business conscience as derived from the Chumash: Hermeneutic henomenological perspective. Corporate Board: role, duties and composition, 11(2), 73-79. http://doi.org/10.22495/cbv11i2art6

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