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Social responsibility and social security: The foundation of caja de pensiones para la vejez y de ahorros

  • Argandoña, Antonio


    (IESE Business School)

  • Moreno, Carlos M.

    (Universitat Ramon Llull)

  • Sola, Joan M.

    (La Caixa)

The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not new. Over the course of time, many entrepreneurs have created and developed companies, with a strong sense of ethical and social responsibility. This paper presents an example of how CSR was conceived and put into practice when Caja de Pensiones para la Vejez y de Ahorros was created in Barcelona in 1905, following the life and ideas of its founder, Francesc Moragas, a lawyer with a deep commitment to social action and a successful conception of the technical and economic dimensions of a financial and social institution.

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Paper provided by IESE Business School in its series IESE Research Papers with number D/830.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 03 Nov 2009
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Handle: RePEc:ebg:iesewp:d-0830
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  1. Argandoña, Antonio, 2003. "On ethical, social and environmental management systems," IESE Research Papers D/508, IESE Business School.
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