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Sustainable Business & Subsistence Markets

Resources on environmentally and economically sustainable business practices, particularly in developing and subsistence markets.


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

A company’s sense of responsibility towards the community and environment (both ecological and social) in which it operates. Companies express this citizenship

  1. through their waste and pollution reduction processes
  2. by contributing educational and social programs
  3. by earning adequate returns on the employed resources.

 Also, see this definition of Corporate Citizenship from

Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR News