Corporate Social Responsibility

The Shining Gem

The title of the post itself is an oxymoron. Social responsibility is the last thing that comes to mind when one thinks of big corporations. The image that’s set in the minds of people about large corporations is that they’re mostly only money minded greedy people in their sharp business suits and ties. People think, what would these sly creatures know about social issues that plague, say, middle class women, or lower class daily labourers.

By definition, Corporate Social Responsibility means is a corporation’s initiatives to assess and take responsibility for the company’s effects on environmental and social well being. So why would a company need to have a CSR wing in the first place? By virtue of the size of corporations they’re very powerful entities backed by rich lobbyists and political parties. As such, they get away with lots of unethical stuff. Also, even a small mistake on their part can…

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