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The Green Agenda: A Business Guide by Alan Calder

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CHAPTER 5: GREEN SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The Green Agenda is increasingly included in the corporate social responsibility agenda of larger organisations.

The development of corporate social responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is not a statutory requirement. However, organisations are under increasing pressure to meet CSR expectations. The pertinent issue for organisations and businesses is therefore to decide on the way in which they define their corporate social responsibility action plans to respond to such pressures.

There is a variety of definitions and understandings of CSR. Some regard it as a current trend, some regard it as a ‘do-gooding sideshow’77. I’ve said elsewhere that ‘Companies may have many motives, not all ...

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