Corporate Social Responsibility ( Csr ) Essay

978 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
Sustainability operations is a relatively new practices for businesses to be taking part in, while we are measuring how: CEO compensation, CEO gender, size of firm, profitability and stock value impact a firm’s sustainability. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an increasing concern, which sustainability is a part of. While there is a constant need to drive profits for the business, receive compensation and for investors to profit how can we tell which of these variables are positively and negatively impacting the businesses sustainability efforts. Or how do we know if the business is really attempting to be sustainable at all, but let’s explore sustainability, its history in business and its variables.
It was not until later in the late 1900’s that there was a significant concern to business practices that generated pollution that was negative for the environment.( Reference) In 1997 the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES) created its first comprehensive report that shared the performance of companies’ social and environmental performances. .( Reference) This was intended to foresee necessary actions needed for a more sustainable future. This would include exploring renewable energy versus uses non-renewable, eliminating toxins being release into the carbon, water and waste. .( Reference) While ultimately reducing future health implications that can occur from these toxins in populated areas, which also means being more socially…

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