How a Global Company Set New Standards for Social Responsibility

When Nicole Notat’s firm, Vigeo, took over one of the first rating agencies in France, she quickly recognized a trend in how its past leaders negligently chose their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) criteria.

After exposing these inconsistencies, Notat initiated a search to discover how respect and human rights outlined the meaning of CSR.

As a result, in her own company, Notat was able to revise and implement a useful definition of this concept that accounted for all relevant social, environmental and global factors.

To learn about how Vigeo built credibility in  the marketplace after creating a respected, universal standard for CSR, read “Can Social Responsibility Sustain a Global Business?” in the Darden School of Business/Washington Post “Case in Point” series.

About the Faculty

Andrew C. Wicks

Wicks specializes in ethics. He is an expert in international business ethics, corporate social responsibility and ethics in public life.

Wicks’ research interests include stakeholder responsibility, stakeholder theory, trust, health care ethics, total quality management and ethics, and entrepreneurship. Wicks also specializes in religion and public life, particularly as it pertains... Learn More