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CSR 65.0 – Corporate Social Responsibility in an Aging Society

12 May 2018 | Theses |

The world’s population is aging and growing daily. As health services improve and communities develop their economic and social infrastructures, infant mortality rates are declining, the population is becoming healthier, and life expectancy is increasing dramatically. According to the WHO, the number of people aged 60 years or older will increase from 900 million in 2015 to two billion in 2050, rising from 12% to 22% of the total global population (UN, 2015). The economic system is dominated by a key player – the business corporation, which is the most significant profit-driven entity in the economic system. Yet, it seems that with regard to aging, corporations fail to fully grasp the consequences of the coming demographic change, not... »

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Liad Ortar

For the past 15 odd years, in which I also completed my M.A. (Geography- Tel Aviv Uni.), I have been extensively engaged in advocating and teaching Sustainability and CSR in Israel and beyond. Over the past three years, I have also been engaged in academic activities, teaching undergraduate courses at Ben-Gurion University, and heading the Corporate Social Responsibility Institute (CSRI) at the College of Law & Business in Israel. I started my doctoral studies in 2016 at the Departement of Gerontology, the University of Haifa.