The Evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility: How Has Technology Transformed CSR? Presentation (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Napier, Elizabeth A


  • Extant literature in the realm of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has served as a guiding principle to promote long-term resilience, generate business and economic opportunities, and provide environmental and societal benefits. The organizational culture of firms reflects varying degrees of adherence to this philosophy. It is often a deliberate intent of resource allocation to redesign the entire business value chain in a way that creates social, economic, and environmental balance to benefit current and future generations. However, current and previous definitions of CSR do not account for the new forms of shared value generated between firms, consumers, the environment, and surrounding the communities. Progressive CSR is about creating scalable solutions through innovation and optimizing the extended whole to include customers, suppliers, employees, and supply chain practices that operate via sustainable close looped models. This research examines the historical concepts and actions of CSR, categorizes present CSR, and forecasts what CSR means for the future of business and society.

publication date

  • 2021