The Difference Between CSR and Sustainability (in a picture !)

1) Corporate Responsibility

The understanding that (1) business is wholly dependent for its  continuing success on people (society) and resources (environment) and (2) that business has a significant  impact on society and environment.  The appreciation  therefore  that the success of both is interdependent.

2) Sustainability

Based on an ethical principle that gives future generations the same rights as today’s population, sustainability can be applied to any activity and calls on us to test that meeting the needs of today does not compromise the  needs of future generations. When applied to the activity of a company, this is one way of assessing corporate responsibility.

I’ve written more on this subject.  Check out:
Defining CSR
Ethics and CSR
Sustainability is Overrated

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