For all those interested in business playing a positive part in society
CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility – is on the one hand defined as a company’s responsibility towards the community and environment in which it operates, in both an ecological and social sense; and on the other, with variances according to cultures, CSR incorporates philanthropy and volunteering, as well as good practice in terms of HR, ethics, diversity and inclusion, and health and safety in the workplace.
CSV – Creating Shared Value – a concept originally developed by Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer, adds a business perspective to CSR advocating that for society to thrive, profitable and competitive businesses must be developed and supported to create income, wealth, tax revenues and philanthropy.
Among the many organisations, bodies, companies and even individuals sharing their expertise on CSR and CSV initiatives, we invite you to visit 10 websites we feel have an impact in the field. Bookmark the sites and download a host of resources.
- GRLI (Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative)
The Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative exists to catalyse the development of globally responsible leadership and practice in organisations and societies worldwide. It is the leading incubator for innovation and new practice in business schools and for collaboration with business in the space of ethics, responsibility, and sustainability.
Shared value is a management strategy focused on companies creating measurable business value by identifying and addressing social problems that intersect with their business. The shared value framework creates new opportunities for companies, civil society organizations, and governments to leverage the power of market-based competition in addressing social problems.
An alliance of six leading schools of management in the world committed to bringing together stakeholders around themes affecting business and society and preparing our students and participants to become the responsible leaders of tomorrow.
- GRI (Global Reporting initiative)
GRI is an international independent organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others.
- CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)
Founded in 1913, the CIPD strives for better work and working lives. Policymakers and opinion formers look to the CIPD for a definitive and impartial point of view. Its independence, research and expertise enable the CIPD to meet this expectation with a vision of the future that’s grounded in evidence and promotes working practices that drive maximum value for both employees and the businesses they work in.
- SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)
- The ILO (International Labour Organization)
A UN agency founded in 1919, the unique tripartite structure of the ILO gives an equal voice to workers, employers and governments to ensure that the views of the social partners are closely reflected in labour standards and in shaping policies and programmes. The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
The world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, UN Global Compact is a call to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals.
- IBE (Institute of Business Ethics)
Established in 1986, the purpose of the IBE is to promote high standards of business practice based on ethical values. We raise awareness of business ethics through the dissemination of knowledge and good practice.
The Council on Business & Society Global Alliance is an ongoing international dialogue between six of the world’s leading business schools and an organiser of Forums focusing on issues at the crossroads of business and society – The Council Community helps bring together business leaders, academics, students and journalists from around the world. #CouncilonBusinessandSociety