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Corporate citizenship in the context of the financial services sector: what lessons from the Financial Sector Charter?

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  • Theresa Moyo
  • Shannon Rohan
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    This article argues that the introduction of the Financial Sector Charter (FSC) in South Africa is an important innovation in terms of creating a framework for the sector to promote corporate citizenship. If implemented in its totality, the FSC promises to make a significant contribution to the transformation of the sector. However, on the basis of performance to date, the authors raise concerns about the prospects of the FSC being instrumental in this transformation. They suggest that the sector risks missing the valuable opportunity it has generated for itself. The lack of progress also raises the fundamental question as to whether transformation in the financial services sector can really be achieved on the basis of the model of self-regulation as embodied in the Charter.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Development Southern Africa.

    Volume (Year): 23 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 289-303

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:deveza:v:23:y:2006:i:2:p:289-303

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    1. Bryden, Anna & Petticrew, Mark & Mays, Nicholas & Eastmure, Elizabeth & Knai, Cecile, 2013. "Voluntary agreements between government and business—A scoping review of the literature with specific reference to the Public Health Responsibility Deal," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 110(2), pages 186-197.
    2. Dulacha Barako & Alistair Brown, 2008. "Corporate social reporting and board representation: evidence from the Kenyan banking sector," Journal of Management and Governance, Springer, vol. 12(4), pages 309-324, November.

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