Business Conversation Questions are widely used in speaking activities as pair interview or group discussion.
In recent years, businesses have been increasingly aware of the importance of social and environmental issues for their reputation. There has been a trend towards commissioning social audits relating to their social performance – these audits evaluate the effect of their behavior in relation to their employees and to society as a whole. A new dimension in this is companies’ attitudes to the now urgent issue of
Social audits are part of social reporting – when a company regularly gives information about the social impact of its activities – and supporters say that it is as important as financial reporting. They say that it provides important information for all of a company’s stakeholders. This is part of the wider picture of stakeholder theory – the idea that companies have responsibilities not only to employees, customers and shareholders, but to all members of society affected by their activities. Critics say that a social audit may just be a public relations exercise, with no real benefits.
From Business Vocabulary in Use
Example Conversation Questions:
Can you define social reporting?
How important are social and environmental issues for a company’s reputation?
What are social audits? Why has there been a trend toward commissioning them?
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