How Corporate Social Responsibility Benefits Your Company, Your Employees, and the World

What exactly is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?  In a nutshell, CSR is everything a company does to practice sustainable business development. From environmental impacts to philanthropy, CSR is how a business goes beyond the day-to-day and improves their community.  Goals of corporate social responsibility include being economically viable, having a positive impact on society, and preserving the environment. CSR is a growing field due to increased environmental concerns as well as economic and social challenges. More consumers are looking for corporations to be generous participants in society and responsible for environmental protection.  One example of global corporate social responsibility is Starbucks’ plan for 2020 (and beyond): it includes hiring 10,000 refugees across 75 countries, reducing the environmental impact of its cups, and engaging its employees in environmental leadership.  CSR Benefits To Your Company When down in the thick of running day-to-day business needs, it can be difficult to focus outwards. However, the benefits of corporate social responsibility within a company can far outweigh the time and effort of incorporating it seamlessly into your company. Through CSR programs including philanthropy and volunteer efforts, businesses can benefit society while boosting their own brands.  When a business is out in the community assisting …