Dystopic Prospects of Global Health and Ecological Governance: Whither the Eco-Centric-Humanistic CSR of Firms?

Dystopic Prospects of Global Health and Ecological Governance: Whither the Eco-Centric-Humanistic... Humanist Manag J https://doi.org/10.1007/s41463-018-0034-1 POLICY PERSPECTIVE Dystopic Prospects of Global Health and Ecological Governance: Whither the Eco-Centric-Humanistic CSR of Firms? Frederick Ahen Received: 3 January 2018 /Accepted: 18 May 2018 # Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Global health and environmental wellbeing are mutually reinforcing and interde- pendent. This mutuality invokes two major analytical orientations: it emphasizes a direct nexus between ecological strategies and global health outcomes. These in turn revitalize the essential quest for comprehensive policies and responsible strategies for enhancing both ecology and health within the discourse of sustainability. With orientation towards political conception of corporate responsibility, I problematize the root questions of the democratic embeddedness of the firm under conditions of weakened institutional structures. I highlight the inherent power relations in global health and ecological governance through literature mapping. I address the question: Why and how might ecological strategies be embedded in corporate day-to-day actions to produce optimal outcomes that have positive effects on global health and human dignity? Besides resource and ethical/political constraints, there are several micro-political, geopolitical, industrial, institutional and structural impediments to ecological and health sustainability. This grim diagnosis is clearly a description of a ‘disturbingly fascinating’ pathology of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Humanistic Management Journal Springer Journals

Dystopic Prospects of Global Health and Ecological Governance: Whither the Eco-Centric-Humanistic CSR of Firms?

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
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Philosophy; Ethics; Quality of Life Research
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2366-603X
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2366-6048
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10.1007/s41463-018-0034-1
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Humanist Manag J https://doi.org/10.1007/s41463-018-0034-1 POLICY PERSPECTIVE Dystopic Prospects of Global Health and Ecological Governance: Whither the Eco-Centric-Humanistic CSR of Firms? Frederick Ahen Received: 3 January 2018 /Accepted: 18 May 2018 # Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Global health and environmental wellbeing are mutually reinforcing and interde- pendent. This mutuality invokes two major analytical orientations: it emphasizes a direct nexus between ecological strategies and global health outcomes. These in turn revitalize the essential quest for comprehensive policies and responsible strategies for enhancing both ecology and health within the discourse of sustainability. With orientation towards political conception of corporate responsibility, I problematize the root questions of the democratic embeddedness of the firm under conditions of weakened institutional structures. I highlight the inherent power relations in global health and ecological governance through literature mapping. I address the question: Why and how might ecological strategies be embedded in corporate day-to-day actions to produce optimal outcomes that have positive effects on global health and human dignity? Besides resource and ethical/political constraints, there are several micro-political, geopolitical, industrial, institutional and structural impediments to ecological and health sustainability. This grim diagnosis is clearly a description of a ‘disturbingly fascinating’ pathology of

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Humanistic Management JournalSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 2, 2018

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