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Company Information: Corporate Social Responsibility

Research guide for company histories, financials, annual reports, etc. Some resources available only at The Thomas Yoseloff Business Center. Guide by Madeleine Cohen.

CSR

What is Corporate Social Responsibility?  Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a self-regulating business model that helps a company be socially accountable — to itself, its stakeholders, and the public. By practicing corporate social responsibility, also called corporate citizenship, companies can be conscious of the kind of impact they are having on all aspects of society including economic, social, and environmental. To engage in CSR means that, in the normal course of business, a company is operating in ways that enhance society and the environment, instead of contributing negatively to it. (Definition from Investopedia

3BL Media's 100 Best Corporate Citizens annual list

2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies® Honoree List

Corporate Register - A global directory of CSR reports on sustainability and the environment

Sustainability Disclosure Database   http://database.globalreporting.org/search/

Especially for Investors:  Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Criteria

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Criteria is a set of standards for a company’s operations that socially conscious investors use to screen potential investments. Environmental criteria look at how a company performs as a steward of the natural environment. Social criteria examine how a company manages relationships with its employees, suppliers, customers and the communities where it operates. Governance deals with a company’s leadership, executive pay, audits, internal controls and shareholder rights. ( Definition from Investopedia ).