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Organizational Ethics, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility
Organizational Ethics, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility
Case 15.1. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Can Human Resources Help Companies Develop a CSR Program?

One of the hotter topics in business in the last 10 years has been corporate social responsibility (CSR). CSR means taking all stakeholders into account. All stakeholders means all—not just shareholders or executives. The business case for CSR is based on the ability of the organization to help or harm various stakeholder groups and to identify, of those stakeholder groups, which ones help or harm the company. Each stakeholder group has different, and sometimes competing, interests. The organization must balance these social responsibilities among all the groups in order to succeed.

A CSR program recognizes that organizations have a duty ...

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