Books on Social Responsibility in Wartime

Recommendations of Ludmila Kosovych, leader of the Center for Sustainable Development

In a world where pandemics, war and conflicts are a reality, the issue of social responsibility of business becomes extremely relevant. Books dealing with these topics reflect the importance of the role of business in conflict resolution, humanitarian aid and peacekeeping. Here are some interesting publications that offer in-depth analysis and consider various aspects of this issue:

1. "Humanitarian Business" - Ivan Toman's book examines the role of business in providing humanitarian aid and reconstruction in war-torn areas. The author offers practical examples and strategies that allow businesses to make a positive impact in crisis situations.

2. "The Business of War: Military Enterprise and Military Revolution in Early Modern Europe" - David Parry's book examines the relationship between business and military conflicts in early modern Europe. She offers a new perspective on the role of business in the historical contexts of wars and examines how these processes affect society and the economy.

3. Corporate Social Responsibility in Difficult Times (Approaches to Global Sustainability, Markets, and Governance) (David Crowther (Editor), Shahla Seifi (Editor)

The last few years have been quite traumatic for the world, because it had to fight the coronavirus pandemic. It was a shock to the economic system of the world, from which not everyone has yet emerged. It also affected social systems, the economy and the environment, the consequences of which are felt and will be felt for some time to come.

However, as we recover from one crisis, another becomes increasingly significant as climate change and its effects become more apparent. Hard times will continue. This book is aimed at studying aspects of changes in corporate and institutional behavior related to the need to solve past and future crises. The approach is based on the tradition of the Social Responsibility Research Network (, which during its 20 years of existence has tried to broaden the discussion and view all research as interconnected and relevant to business.

These three very diverse books provide readers with an opportunity to better understand the impact of crises and war on business and the role of social responsibility in resolving crises and promoting peace. They stimulate discussion and highlight innovative approaches to this important topic. They stimulate understanding of the interconnectedness of the world and the birth of new effective ideas and projects. Let's get inspired and work.