parliament to get CSR groupMarch 2001
A parliamentary committee on corporate social responsibility is to be launched in the UK after the next general election.
The committee will hold hearings on CSR issues in both Houses of Parliament and will be chaired by Baroness Sally Greengross, who was director general of the Age Concern charity before retiring last July.
Financial backing for the committees activities will come from PricewaterhouseCoopers, with administrative support from Business in the Community.
The new committee is expected to work along similar lines to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Socially Responsible Investment, which meets on an ad hoc basis several times a year and receives administrative support from the UK Social Investment Forum.
Unlike the SRI group, however, the new committee will have a specific member of the government corporate social responsibility minister Kim Howells to whom it may address its recommendations.
Members of the group will come from the leading parties in the House of Commons and House of Lords.
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