CSR & Sustainability

 

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the voluntary commitment of a business to incorporate economic, environmental and social considerations into is strategy and decision-making.  It is based on the principle that economic performance, environmental stewardship and social well-being are interdependent.  The long-term interests of an organization are best served by creating all three forms of value, which together are considered the three components of sustainability. There are several factors affecting the rate of CSR adoption, including growing attention to value chain drivers such as:

  • Reputation management (Godfrey et al 2009).
  • Social legitimacy and social license to operate.
  • Employee commitment ( Turker 2009).
  • Turnover and recruitment challenges (Grow et al 2005; Bhattacharya et al 2012).
  • Eco-efficiency and other operational efficiency models such as Lean ( Weber 2008).
  • Risk management (Jenkins and Yakovlena 2004).
  • Investor relations (Martin 2002).
  • The need to consult with First Nation communities.
CSR is not just about making donations to charity, or sponsoring hockey teams. Nor should it be. CSR is an investment that creates more value on the bottom line. It adds the most value to a company when it is implemented strategically, as opposed to piecemeal. 

Using a strategic approach is more likely to lead to innovations and productivity gains in areas such as health and safety, environmental performance, and employee satisfaction (Porter and Kramer 2011). And corporate sustainability isn’t just for big business, either. Most organizations can benefit from integrating sustainability strategies into their operations.

 

We can help you develop the right framework and policies for your organization.

 

 How we can help

 

  • Helping to secure social license to operate through stakeholder engagement.
  • Developing and aligning CSR and Sustainability policies with your organizational strategy and values.
  • Identifying Key Performance Indicators that meet industry CSR reporting standards.
  • Researching best practices for identifying and measuring performance of social investments.
  • Calculating Social Return on Investment (SROI).

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