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7) Discuss Gandhi’s doctrine of Trusteeship. In what way can one relate the doctrine to the present day corporate social responsibility (CSR)? Elucidate.(250 words)

Topic :  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

7) Discuss Gandhi’s doctrine of Trusteeship. In what way can one relate the doctrine to the present day corporate social responsibility (CSR)? Elucidate.(250 words)

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Why this question:

Mahatma Gandhi discussed corporate social responsibility (CSR) over several decades of the 20th century. His views are still influential in modern India. The question intends to evaluate the concept of trusteeship.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the concept of trusteeship and relate it to CSR.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

In a few introductory lines appreciate the concept.

Body:

Trusteeship is Gandhi’s conceptualization of the contribution of business houses towards social well-being. Trusteeship is a theoretical construct seeking to redefine the relationship between indigenous business houses and the nationalist movement. That Gandhi succeeded in persuading the business men to participate in the freedom struggle, despite adverse consequences, suggests the extent to which Trusteeship was an effective mechanism in political mobilization.

Discuss its importance in today’s life.

Conclusion:

Conclude by reasserting significance of it and provide for ethical aspects associated with it.

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