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Sustainable cocoa: a matter of taste?, Laven, Anna, and van der Kooij Susanne , Chocoa Conference 2014, 03/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Modelling Farmers Investment in Agrochemicals: The Experience of Smallholder Cocoa Farmers in Ghana, Danso-Abbeam, Gideon, and Setsoafia Edinam Dope , Research in Applied Economics , 09/2014, Volume 6, Issue 4, United States, p.27, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Modelling Farmers Investment in Agrochemicals: The Experience of Smallholder Cocoa Farmers in Ghana, Danso-Abbeam, Gideon, and Setsoafia Edinam Dope , Research in Applied Economics , 09/2014, Volume 6, Issue 4, United States, p.27, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa Fertilizer Forum, World Cocoa Foundation, and Initiative IDH - sustaina , 10/2014, Copenhagen, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Improving Productivity and Alleviating Poverty by Acknowledging the Role of Women - Poster presented at the WCC 2014, , World Cocoa Conference 2014, 06/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Increasing Cocoa Quality by Acknowledging the role of Women - Poster presented at the WCC 2014, , World Cocoa Conference 2014, 06/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)

The Intersection of Corporate Social Responsibility and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex Exploitative Child Labor in Côte d’Ivoire’s Chocolate Industry

TitleThe Intersection of Corporate Social Responsibility and the Non-Profit Industrial Complex Exploitative Child Labor in Côte d’Ivoire’s Chocolate Industry
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsCole, Gabrielle
JournalColumbia Social Work Review
VolumeVolume V
Date Published04/2014
PublisherColumbia University School of Social Work
Place PublishedColumbia
Keywordschild labour
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This article examines the role of the chocolate industry in the exploitation of children on cocoa farms in Côte d’Ivoire. Under the guise of corporate social responsibility (CSR), the chocolate industry has used its power in the United States to shape policy and program-level initiatives to address the worst forms of child labor, while protecting its business interests and disregarding poverty as the root cause of the problem. The non-profit industrial complex (NPIC) limits the ability of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) to effectively implement programs that address poverty. The increasing CSR funding to INGOs prevents them from holding the chocolate industry accountable. Further, this article discusses the unique contribution of the social work profession in creating the social and structural change required to mitigate the negative consequences of the relationship between CSR and the NPIC.

URLhttp://cswr.columbia.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Cole-2014.-The-intersection-of-corporate-social-responsibiliity-and-the-non-profit-industrial-complex-Expoitative-child-labor-in-Cote-dIvoires-chocolate-industry.pdf

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