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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is still understood in different ways: as philanthropy, as a voluntary commitment to social issues, as a "green-washing" tool for multinationals, as a new model for sustainable business, or as an ideological attack on the free market economy. In fact, all these aspects are covered by one of the existing definitions. However, when we analyze the evolution of definitions, we also see a clear trend: over the past few decades, CSR has become a term that not only applies to large companies and their ethical behavior. Rather, it requires new decision-making processes from all organizations to respond to the increasingly recognized complexity of our world.

From Philanthropy to Impact Management

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is still understood in different ways: as philanthropy, as a voluntary commitment to social issues, as a "green-washing" tool for multinationals, as a new model for sustainable business, or as an ideological attack on the free market economy. In fact, all these aspects are covered by one of the existing definitions. However, when we analyze the evolution of definitions, we also see a clear trend: over the past few decades, CSR has become a term that not only applies to large companies and their ethical behavior. Rather, it requires new decision-making processes from all organizations to respond to the increasingly recognized complexity of our world.
by Leo Hauska

Definitions

Corporate Social Responsibility

1 ISO 26000:2010 4.86/5 (36)
2 European Parliament (2006) 4/5 (38)
3 World Business Council for Sustainable Development (2000) 3.44/5 (36)
4 European Commission (2011) 3.42/5 (33)
5 European Commission (2001) 3.16/5 (31)
6 Howard R. Bowen (1953) 3.06/5 (33)
7 Archie B. Carroll (1991) 3.03/5 (33)
8 Milton Friedman (1970) 1.85/5 (34)

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Current Projects

Ranking of Austrian Online CSR Reports

Start:May 2019
Completion:September 2019
Description:As part of the final paper of the course "Business Ethics & CSR" students of the FHWien der WKW, University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication, analyze and evaluate the online CSR reports of the largest Austrian companies. The results are summarized in a ranking.

Presentations

https://prezi.com/view/E3l74f9oLrEyqvQgON38/

Topic: Social Responsibility I
Location: FH Wien
Date: 02.05.2019

https://prezi.com/view/KT4xsgNb02tWLekrbi01/

Topic: Social Responsibility II
Location: FH Wien
Date: 03.05.2019

https://prezi.com/view/1g4PbChxKBsBq3tzLEGh/

Topic: Social Responsibility III
Location: FH Wien
Date: 10.05.2019

https://prezi.com/view/xtU2IbAmZD0anAFRSAdb/

Topic: Social Responsibility IV
Location: FH Wien
Date: 15.05.2019

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Course at the FHWien

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The blog was created by FuturAbility. Leo Hauska is responsible for the concept and Bernhard Wanasek is responsible for the technical implementation.