Civil Voices
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  | 

CSR Climbing Higher On Business Agenda


Thursday, 29th November 2007 at 2:08 pm
Staff Reporter
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is becoming a more critical strategic issue for business, according to the results of a survey - and Not for Profit organisations agree.

Thursday, 29th November 2007
at 2:08 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
CSR Climbing Higher On Business Agenda
Thursday, 29th November 2007 at 2:08 pm

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is becoming a more critical strategic issue for business, according to the results of a survey – and Not for Profit organisations agree.

The survey results were released at the Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) Annual Conference in the US.

Eighty-two percent of respondents at the event say they are optimistic that companies around the world will make CSR a core business strategy in the next five years.

The Conference is said to be the leading global gathering of private sector executives, Not for Profit organisations and policymakers focused on corporate responsibility.

Aron Cramer, the CEO of BSR says there’s a tremendous sense of optimism that sustainability – integrated, comprehensive solutions to urgent global challenges such as climate change, consumer product safety and the impact of rapid industrialization – is now firmly on both the business and public agenda.

Consumer behaviour and concerns about reputation top the list with nearly half (47 percent) of the 330 business leaders and others polled.

The survey also offers new insights about business strategies for addressing climate change. Nearly one-third of respondents (31 percent) said energy efficiency and renewable energy are at the heart of their corporate climate change efforts. Despite recent widespread attention to the practice of carbon offsets, very few – just 6 percent – said this was a focus.

Acknowledging the growing influence of emerging economies on the business landscape, an overwhelming majority of respondents (69 percent) said China is the country that will most influence the evolution of corporate responsibility in the next five years.

The participation of more than 1,350 leaders from nearly 50 countries – the largest BSR Conference ever – underscores the unprecedented attention to corporate responsibility issues globally.

Fleishman-Hillard International Communications conducted the in-person survey among more than 330 randomly selected participants at the BSR Conference

BSR is a non-profit business association that serves its 250 member companies and other Global 1000 enterprises. For more information, visit www.bsr.org.



FEATURED SUPPLIERS


Fantastic digital management app for organisations deliverin...

Ateesa

Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

NGO Recruitment is Australia’s not-for-profit sector recru...

NGO Recruitment

More Suppliers

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Social Responsibility or Social Opportunity?

Julia Keady

Tuesday, 6th February 2018 at 5:42 pm

Social Responsibility Guide for Start-Ups

Lina Caneva

Wednesday, 5th October 2016 at 8:46 am

Mentoring: A Catalyst for Corporate Philanthropy

Lina Caneva

Wednesday, 25th February 2015 at 9:54 am

The Role of Business in Enhancing Peace and Reducing Violence

Lina Caneva

Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 at 10:23 am

POPULAR

Luke Batty Foundation to Close as Rosie Batty Steps Down

Luke Michael

Monday, 19th February 2018 at 5:37 pm

Calls to Remove ‘Blanket Religious Exemptions’ for Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael

Friday, 16th February 2018 at 2:35 pm

Sharp Decline in People Accessing Disability Support Pension

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 21st February 2018 at 4:59 pm

Employee-Led Mutual to Deliver NDIS Services in SA

Luke Michael

Monday, 19th February 2018 at 10:54 am

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Civil Voices
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!