United Airline Unethical Crisis: Examining Business Ethics & CSR Violations

 The relevant article discusses a United Airlines passenger being physically dragged out of an overbooked flight after refusing to leave when he was asked to do so. Since the airline condoned such actions, they have violated business ethics and the Corporate Social Responsibility they have towards their passengers. It is also evident that the … Read more

Maximising CSR Practices in MNCs, from Nike to Ikea: Defining & Measuring CSR in Supply Chains

 Today there are challenges in defining and measuring CSR among buyers and suppliers.  CSR standards and practices can vary between organisations.  CSR is increasingly turning into a required business practice in developing economies as well as western economies. Nonetheless, CSR in Multi-national companies (MNC's) are regularly tested by the worldwide reach of their supply … Read more

Corporate social responsibility and sustainable marketing

The beginning of twenty-first has brought environmental challenges like resources conservation, climate changes and global warming, which have directly impacted the role of business in society. In the last few years there has been an increasing and greater concern about the social and environmental effects of companies’ practices: according to the Triple Bottom Line (TBL), … Read more

Management for Environmental Sustainability

Abstract Management for environmental sustainability is the need of the hour due to increasing population and tendency of humans to ignore environmental issues. Organizations comprise all sorts of groups exploiting Mother Earth’s natural resources for fulfilling their own selfish needs. These organizations are the major contributors of pollution to this world. Earth is getting polluted … Read more

CSR initiatives of GILLETTE (Bhiwadi)

ABSTRACT In this age, sustainability and balance is demanded in every aspect from various organizations. Many corporations came to realization that it is their social responsibility to maintain and sustain the balance between the environment and the society and the balance between the stakeholders and the consumers. The study is about one such organization which … Read more

McDonald’s vs Kentucky Fried Chicken – corporate social responsibility

McDonald and KFC are two biggest competitors in South African’s Fast food franchise market both largely found in numbers throughout SA, McDonald’s and KFC both originated in the US but KFC is number one for the amount of fast food franchise’s located in South Africa and McDonald’s is ranked 9th in South Africa for their … Read more

Importance of business ethics & corporate social responsibility (with examples)

In recent years the concept of ethical behaviour and Corporate social responsibility has become very important among both developed and underdeveloped countries. These two can be very beneficial for the companies to get success, earn wealth, reputation, goodwill and increase brand awareness. Companies have a responsibility towards the society along with making profit and wealth … Read more

SBS Transit SWOT, CSR, culture & organisational structure

Introduction SBS Transit Ltd is a public transport operator that provides transportation services for commuters to get from one destination to another in Singapore. It provides an extensive range of transportation services which includes public buses, two Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) lines namely Downtown Line and North East Line, and two Light Rail Transit (LRT) … Read more

Explain ‘responsible businesses’, using ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’

Businesses show responsibility through corporate social responsibility (CSR) or corporate responsibility (CR) (Brookes, Altinay and Ringham, 2014; Carroll, 1999). As these terms can be considered the same impression as a responsible business, in this report, responsible business will be explained by using CSR. In recent years, consumers have been developing their understanding of the environmental … Read more

Shell Corporate Governance / Corporate Social Responsibilities

Shell Corporate Governance And Corporate Social Responsibilities Challenges And Issues British Petroleum (BP) and Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) are two major players in the oil and Gas industry. BP and Shell are competitors and market and sell their products direct to consumers via service stations setup worldwide. However when it comes to the United Kingdom … Read more

Nike corporate social responsibility

Nike is classified among the most valuable brands in the world, and it is a leading manufacturer, and seller of sportswear and apparels. Most of the organisation’s factories are located in Asian nations like Vietnam, China, Taiwan, and other nations. The company signs contracts with contractors who manage the production of sports goods in those … Read more

Benefits of CSR: "The Effect of Corporate Social Responsibility on Company Performance

 The relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and company performance is a subject that has been the topic of much research, and has yielded mixed results.  Companies commonly contribute to CSR issues in various ways, yet little is known about the actual effect it has on consumers’ perceptions of the company. In response to … Read more

The Rise of Corporate Social Responsibility (Adidas) (draft)

Executive Summary The Adidas group  is one of the largest sporting goods company in the world as well as one of the leaders in sustainability consistently placing in the ‘Global top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ every year. The company has faced its challenges, this is evident by the numerous reports from NGO’s … Read more

Impact of CSR towards the financial performance of REITs

Carroll and Buchholtz (2003) (Carroll and Buchholtz, Business & Society: Ethics and Stakeholders Management 2003) defined Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as the “economic, legal, ethical and discretionary expectations that society has of organizations at a given point in time. The awareness and evolution of CSR over the last few years has rapidly increased and the … Read more

Microsoft and Nestle Corporate Social Responsibility

Microsoft gave more than $900m in cash and software to not-for-profits overall a year ago, decreased its carbon outflows by 30 percent for each unit of revenue contrasted with 2007 and made the company’s greatest ever investment in overall worker compensation, as indicated by its 2012 citizenship report. Microsoft constantly attempts to apply the intensity … Read more

Implementing Corporate Social Responsibility

Introduction Corporate Social Responsibility is appraised tremendously as a result of its contribution it has conveyed into the development of series of businesses that have occurred in the early 1990’s. As of late, Corporate Social Responsibility is accepted as a global observable fact which has brought about an increase in academic debate on Corporate Social … Read more

Corporate Social Responsibility as a medium of excelling in the beauty industry

Corporate Social Responsibility as a medium of excelling in the beauty industry: A detailed review of CSR initiatives taken by The Body Shop and L’Oreal The beauty industry has come under the scanner many times due to the malpractices that some of the firms in the industry allow to occur such as air pollution, animal … Read more

Reasons for ethical-strategic business behaviour

“People want to use services from companies that believe in something beyond simply maximizing profits.” (Mark Zuckerberg) An increasing number of companies in this day and age is largely focusing on catering the external stakeholders’ needs and expectations, as well as being conscious about ‘ethical’: social and environmental issues. More and more companies are proceeding … Read more

The ability to have a positive impact in the community (reasons for CSR)

Maintain the social responsibility of business is to promote mental behave appropriately and to consider the social and environmental impact of their business. In doing so, organizations can avoid or mitigate the harmful effects of their business communities. In some cases, organizations are looking for ways to make changes in the service or value chain … Read more

Financial managers are realising the importance of CSR to business success

As business has evolved throughout time, so too has its dynamic role and purpose within society. Whether it be the gradual conversion to a largely employee-focused company culture, or the expansion of protective regulations concerning environmental sustainability, business has inarguably seen a drastic transformation in contrast to the times of unregulated employee work conditions and … Read more

The Truth about CSR (article analysis)

Introduction There are many corporations today that practice corporate social responsibility like supporting the communities around the company by volunteering to implementing environmentally friendly practices.There are many benefits for companies that practice corporate social responsibility like sustainability, saving on costs, and an increase in customer engagement. Although there are many benefits for companies to be … Read more

Corporate Social Responsibility – Tim Hortons

Introduction Corporate Social Responsibility is an administration idea whereby organizations coordinate social and ecological worries in their business activities and collaborations with their partners. Corporate Social Responsiveness refers to how business organizations and their operators effectively interface with and deal with their surroundings. Broadly refers to the active contribution to the welfare of the society. … Read more

Nintendo CSR 2016: A Critical Evaluation

Introduction With the introduction of a new video game console in 2017, the Nintendo Switch, will Nintendo continue to maintain their sustainability quest? While competitors Sony and Microsoft love to throw around how much power their video game consoles can push for a relative affordable price, Nintendo has took a different turn with the Nintendo … Read more

Intrinsic and external motivation of CEOs to set and achieve CSR targets

This chapter provides an overview of the existing literature about the intrinsic and external motivation of CEOs to set and achieve CSR targets. Also their interrelated effect will be discussed. The literature gives four justifications why companies may engage in corporate social responsibility (CSR) on voluntary basis: 1) moral obligation, 2) sustainability, 3) license to … Read more

How an organization & its actors approach, practice & perceive CSR as shared value

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become one of the most prominent field of interest among companies as they are faced with demands from a number of internal and external stakeholders for greater accountability, responsibility and transparency in relation to their activities (Lockett et al. 2006; Waddock & Goggings 2011). In parallel, CSR has also gained … Read more

Five Dimensions of CSR

In terms of CSR, there are several dimensions that affect a company’s actions and it is essential for operation managers to understand these facets to make any key decisions. This can be analysed using the five dimensions of CSR framework that identifies the environmental, social, economic, stakeholder and voluntary dimensions. Further, we will consider how … Read more

Review of literature on Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure

Literature review INTRODUCTION The purpose of this chapter is to present a review of the literature on Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure. This includes prior studies relating to the theoretical as well as the conceptual background on Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure in Nigeria and other countries, and the relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure and corporate … Read more

Hershey Sustainability Case Study – Shared Goodness

1.) Messaging: Hershey’s overall message or theme in their 2017 corporate social responsibility report was to share goodness.  This was Hershey’s sixth corporate social responsibility report, where they are trying to build on the company’s legacy of doing good through this major message of sharing goodness in all ways.  Hershey’s has always been a purpose … Read more

Evaluation of Apple’s Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Policies using ESG Criteria

Introduction Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is seen as the business being part of society, and their effects on environmental issues and labour practises (Tariq Khan et al, 2012). Apple is the largest technology company who holds a 24.3% market share currently (Forbes, 2018), including over 50% on their smartphones by the end of their fourth … Read more

Business strategy and corporate social responsibility interrelationship

Executives are increasingly confronted with stakeholders that emphasize the social and environmental consequences their companies’ activities have (Porter & Kramer, 2007; Filho et al., 2010). Managers encounter demands from these stakeholders that urge them to allocate resources in favor of corporate social responsibility [CSR] (McWilliams & Siegel, 2001). These demands have led to a greater … Read more

CSR and sustainable management

CSR and sustainable management are co-related with each other. According to the Financial Times (2016) Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) is the development that targets at motivating organizations about their responsibility of their business on the stake holders, society and environment. CSR is the business approach that conveys economic, environmental and social aids for all stakeholders which … Read more

Corporate Social Responsibility – effect on financial performance

1.INTRODUCTION The enthusiasm for CSR is developing among organizations, yet the reasons are variable. Nonetheless, the dedication can to a great extent be clarified by expanding weight from partners (McWilliams et al. 2006). The weight is communicated by clients, as well as by workers, suppliers, bunches, non-administrative associations and governments. The enthusiasm for CSR has … Read more

Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a form of business practices which involve initiatives that benefit society. According to International Organization for Standardization (2010), social responsibility refers to the organisation’s responsibility for the effects of its decision and voluntary activities on society and environment. Besides, the sustainable development including health and well-being of society is contributed … Read more

CSR and Stakeholder Engagement should not be viewed as isolated necessities

As businesses become more modernized in a landscape where media communications are always-on, information is available wall-to-wall. Companies will find themselves with increasingly different business intangibles, more informed and engaged stakeholders, sophisticated and intertwined models of corporate and social governance among the stakeholders as well as higher expectations of the companies to be reactive to … Read more

Clashes between Corporate Social Responsibility and company profit

In the following essay it will mainly be focused on corporate social responsibility and its key factors. In addition to that, I have highlighted the clashes between CSR and company profit along with how to minimize a clash between the company’s profit and CSR. Corporate social responsibility is a corporation’s capability to assess and take … Read more

How does Corporate Social Responsibility differ between institutions?

The discourse and agenda of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are determined by both the nation and enterprise, who often have inconsistent ideas of the mechanisms and motives appropriate for legitimacy. My business classes engage in the topic as a positive commitment of corporations to contribute to sustainable economic development by weighing the costs of business … Read more

Relationship between corporate social responsibility & competitive advantage of multinational corporations

Abstract The purpose of this research paper was to identify the relationship between corporate social responsibility and competitive advantage of multinational corporations. This research was conducted as an in-depth literature review, using both qualitative and quantitative methods to support its claims. The research was aimed to gain insight on how to effectively implement a CSR … Read more

Development trend of Corporate Social Responsibility practices in China,

The claim that the growth of China towards becoming one of the major world economic power is heavily debated among business persons and scholars alike. As a result, China is increasingly put under international pressure to adhere and adopt to global practices and norms in order to ensure its competitiveness in the international scene. One … Read more

Important aspects of corporate social responsibility

There are several definitions of corporate social responsibility, which differ according to different viewpoints in determining the form of this responsibility. Some see it as a reminder to companies of their responsibilities and duties towards their own society, while others argue that the requirement of this responsibility goes just for voluntary actions by individual companies … Read more

Soul of the economy paper – corporate social responsibility

20/10/2018 Soul of the economy paper Corporate social responsibility is about how companies manage the business processes to produce an overall positive impact on society. Corporate social responsibility is the continuing commitment by business to behave ethically as well as contribute to economic development and at the same time improving the quality of life of … Read more

Adidas Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a component for organisations to evaluate the effect they have on society and adding responsibility, good approaches set up to help people, the nearby network and the environment. Regardless of its new name, it’s not a new concept; a few organisations previously had moral and social points set up before … Read more

CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

1.INTRODUCTION The enthusiasm for CSR is developing among organizations, yet the reasons are variable. Nonetheless, the dedication can to a great extent be clarified by expanding weight from partners (McWilliams et al. 2006). The weight is communicated by clients, as well as by workers, suppliers, bunches, non-administrative associations and governments. The enthusiasm for CSR has … Read more

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Benefits, Definition & Strategies For Value Creation

 I. Introduction: This report is conducted based on the recent debate of corporate social responsibility (CSR) becoming a part of modern business. Escudero (2011) has pointed out that “sustainable and responsible value creation” should be inherent in the corporate activity of the 21st century. He suggested this as part of his role as a … Read more

How BMW Achieves Corporate Social Responsibility Goals

 Conductors and managers of business nowadays are required to achieve a set of corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals in order to make their company profitable and successful. In this essay, we will discuss how BMW Group achieves their CSR goals and its main theory of operating. According to Investopedia (2018), corporate social responsibility is … Read more

The Importance of Business Management: A Comprehensive Overview of Basic Functions and Corporate Social Responsibility

 Business management is the fundamental study field for managers in all fields of functional specialization e.g. marketing. Business management focuses on the basic functions, skills, knowledge, and tasks of a manager where these factors need to be developed and applied to the functional business in order to manage their departments. The economy is a … Read more

The Motives Behind Corporate Social Responsibility: A Closer Look

 Introduction Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been one of the top areas of discussion in the last few decades, depicting the struggle that firms underwent in an attempt to balance their profitability concerns with their social and environmental concerns. The motives for engaging in CSR activities for firms are several in nature, both internally … Read more

Improve CSR Reporting Quality: Standardization, Comprehensive Info and Global Initiatives

 Introduction This essay is going to address corporate social reporting and its present reporting practices along with the problems that occur with the lack of standardized regulations for CSR. It will also discuss some real-world examples of CSR and how this information can be used by stakeholders. Corporate social reporting is information included in … Read more

Growth of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the corporate agenda

Social and environmental issues such as global warming are the underlying reason behind the growth on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the corporate agenda. For instance, a study carried out by Accenture showed that 93% of 766 participating CEOs ranked sustainability as “very important” or “important” for the success of their organization (Campbell, 2007). One … Read more

CSR initiatives taken by Indian companies

In India, Government has the key responsibility for society’s development by implementing different plans and policies. But only Government’s participation in social development is not enough, so more stakeholders need to involve and here the corporate entities have an important role to use their resources for the social development. This study has been carried out … Read more

Advantages and disadvantages of sustainability in business

Sustainability can be considered to be important to business as it can provide many advantages to a firm but also some disadvantages may arise from a business trying to become more sustainable, for example they may incur extra costs of production but they may gain a positive reputation and good public image if they become … Read more

How Shell accomplishes its CSR methodologies (proposal)

INTRODUCTION This contemplate means on research the engagement of stakeholders in the skeleton about corporate social obligation (CSR) programme of a multinational organization in A Creating nation over. Those primary objectives of the investigation may be with evaluate the part of stakeholders to negotiating CSR approaches Furthermore hones clinched alongside A Creating country connection. This … Read more

Understanding CSR in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Moral Obligations and Examples of Positive Impact

 The pharmaceutical industries are different from other industries, Due to its nature of business that drugs can be remedies for life-threatening illnesses as it deals with the branch of chemical industry associated with the discovery, development and manufacturing of drugs and medications. The most important thing a pharmaceutical industry to posses is the sustainability … Read more

Corporate social responsibility – background and literature review

The growing quest for sustainable business practices in recent times has made the need to become a responsible corporate citizen one of management’s important business strategies. Businesses do not exist in isolation of their immediate community and beyond, they create products and services to serve their needs for the purpose of profit making. However, as … Read more

CSR strategies

Similar to Militna (2012) study of using Carroll’s pyramid for consumer behavior with regards to CSR, Sharma & Shravani (2013) conducted a study of a similar vein in India, however added the India, arguably, has one of the longest histories when implementing CSR strategies in businesses. However, recent years has shown a swift change from … Read more

Social issues in South Africa & analysis of a CSR initiative

Unemployment Unemployment occurs when someone is without work or is seeking work. Unemployment in South Africa has been on the increase since 1994 as the rate of unemployment stood at 20.5% and from then in 2014 the rate of unemployment stood at 25.2%. there are many causes for unemployment such as apartheid, labor demand, the … Read more

Corporate Social Responsibility – importance in hotel industry

Companies within the hotel industry should report on their corporate social responsibility projects, programs and initiatives on a regular basis so that they can show that they are committed towards the practice of responsible and ethical business. The various aspects of corporate social responsibility, such as best practices in human resource management, sustainability initiatives and … Read more

Corporate social responsibility and sustainability

Usually CSR and sustainability use to signify the same thing but conceptually there are slight difference as CSR focus on triple bottom lines i.e. economic, social and environmental responsibility while sustainability emphasis to societal and environmental development. The purpose of establishing CSR into core business strategies is to bring stability for in long run and … Read more

Corporate Social Responsibility: Benefits and challenges

Corporate Social Responsibility ‘ hereafter CSR ‘ seems to be becoming popular among companies. Great enterprises, referents in the corporate world, claim in their public webpages to be engaging in working not only for themselves but also for a better world. For example, IKEA states that they do what they can to help create a … Read more

CSR in the Hospitality – Hotel Industry: How green marketing contributed to recover from the recession

Analysis of the Hospitality Industry The hospitality industry is a multibillion-dollar industry serving millions of people worldwide, and it is expected to grow more in the future with an estimation of additional 1,000 million travelers and tourist by the year 2020. Currently there are around 21million hotel rooms globally serving 876million travelers per year (data … Read more

An empirical study of corporate social responsibility

Major corporate ethical disasters impacting the environment, human resources, and the community have heightened the demand for public firms to voluntarily disclose their CSR[1] activities for stakeholders. As a result, CSR has become more than an important issue in the business world (Waller & Lanis 2009). In addition, CSR disclosure is an extension of the financial disclosure system, which reflects the wider anticipation of society concerning the role of the business community in the economy.

About Corporate Social Responsibility

All businesses should have a core sustainability strategy. Sustainability is becoming a more important focus for all companies, across all markets. 62% of executives believe having a core sustainability strategy is a necessity to be competitive in today’s markets, and another 22% think it will be necessary in the future (cited in Haanaes 2016).

It can be argued that having a core sustainability strategy is a necessity in current industries as sustainability is fundamentally a business approach to forging long-term value by taking into account how a given company operates in the economic, social and ecological environment and is developed on the assumption that creating such strategies foster company longevity. The expectations on corporate social responsibility are increasing, and demand for transparency is becoming more significant meaning companies are recognizing the importance to act on sustainability.

There is no one correct solution in regards to sustainability as the best solution depends on the objectives and circumstances surrounding each company. It is the duty of the management to ensure that the strategy implemented and the sustainability efforts are aligned. Often we see divergence between the two, which results in the sustainability efforts appearing fragile and lacking prioritization.

Many of today’s leading companies at the forefront of promoting sustainability, such as Nike, Coca-Cola, IKEA and Nestlé have stepped up predominantly as a consequence of a crisis. For example, Nike faced a lot of public anger for abusive working conditions in places like Indonesia with poor worker protection laws throughout the 90s, however they managed to turn their image around and in 2005 they became a pioneer in establishing transparency. They did so by themselves publishing a thorough report entailing complete details about their factories and the working conditions which are established and kept. Nikes strong sustainability strategies have been underlined by Epstein, Buhovac and Yuthas (2010) who support the idea that Nike’s competitive edge in the footwear market has been sustained through the fact that they are widely recognized for their positive corporate social responsibility as well as their products. As a result rational consumers would be more inclined to buy from Nike rather than their competitors. Especially because of the type of customers that Nike encounters as customers who use sport-related products might be more informed of issues regarding environmental degradation, such as air quality and waste disposal. These customers are often more attuned to environmental and social issues, and therefore might consider these factors in their purchasing decisions. Therefore by having a core sustainability strategy Nike is able to retain its competitive edge in their industry and consequently appear as the more appealing choice in the consumer eye. By doing so as the market leaders they are setting a precedent for others in the industry to follow, and are promoting the use of sustainability strategies. Thus almost making it a necessity to have one if a company wants to retain their customers and stop them from switching to a more sustainability conscious company.

Today, more than ever, integrating sustainability into business strategies is very important to protect the future of a company. Investors are increasingly taking note of if a company has a core sustainability strategy as evidenced by EY’s annual investor survey (2010). This survey displays that 80% of all respondents agreed or strongly agreed that environmental and social factors offer both risks and opportunities, but that companies have not considered these in their business. These results support the point that there has been a recent shift in investor sentiment to focus also on whether organizations have integrated sustainability into their business strategies as it is shown to enhance the performance of a company. Therefore in order to keep up with the wants of shareholders and investors it is becoming increasingly imperative that businesses have integrated sustainability into their core business strategies.


Writing an essay on corporate social responsibility

The concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become increasingly important in business today. It is a broad term that refers to the ethical and moral responsibilities of corporations to consider the impact of their decisions and activities on society, the environment, and their stakeholders. This includes issues such as environmental stewardship, workplace safety, employee rights, customer rights, human rights, and philanthropy. CSR is a highly debatable topic, with many different views on what it means and how it should be implemented.

When writing an essay about corporate social responsibility, it is important to consider the various perspectives and arguments on the subject. The essay should provide an overview of the concept and discuss the various arguments for and against it. It should also consider the legal, economic, and ethical implications of CSR policies and their effectiveness in achieving their stated goals.

First, it is important to define the concept of corporate social responsibility. What does it mean to be socially responsible? How should corporations practice CSR? It is also important to consider how CSR policies are implemented and what effect they have on corporations and their stakeholders. This includes examining how CSR policies are enforced, the financial costs and benefits associated with them, and their impact on corporate reputation.

Second, the essay should explore the various arguments for and against corporate social responsibility. Are these policies necessary? Are they beneficial to society? Are they a waste of resources? Are corporations obligated to pursue CSR policies? These are important questions to consider and discuss in the essay.

Third, the essay should discuss the legal, economic, and ethical implications of CSR policies. This includes examining the legal framework that governs corporate social responsibility and the economic implications of these policies. It also includes exploring the ethical considerations associated with CSR, such as the moral obligation of corporations to act in the best interests of their stakeholders.

Finally, the essay should consider the effectiveness of CSR policies. Are these policies having a positive impact on society? Are they leading to meaningful and lasting change? What can be done to improve the effectiveness of CSR policies?

In conclusion, an essay about corporate social responsibility should consider the various perspectives and arguments on the subject, discuss the legal, economic, and ethical implications of CSR policies, and evaluate their effectiveness. This essay should provide an in-depth exploration of the concept and its implications, giving readers an understanding of the complexities of the issue.