CSR360

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Who We Are

CSR360 Global Partner Network is a global network of not-for-profit organisations working with businesses to improve their positive impact on society.

  • Over 133 independent organisations from over 67 different countries
  • Reaching over 6000 companies around the world
  • Presence on every major continent
  • A wealth of resources including toolkits and handbooks
  • Expertise across the Corporate Responsibility (CSR) spectrum including community, environment, workplace and marketplace.

The creation of the network was the inspiration of Henk Kinds (CPC Netherlands ), Michael Tuffrey (Corporate Citizenship) and David Halley (Business in the Community) in 1999.

Business in the Community (BITC), a not-for-profit organisation based in the UK, convenes CSR360 GPN as part of its vision to create a sustainable future for people and the planet.

The network offers an infrastructure of local expertise and support through which companies and partners can implement successful campaigns and programmes. The main focus is to promote Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Community Investment and the wider framework of Corporate Social Responsibility.

The network complements global organisations such as the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and initiatives such as the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and the UN Millennium Development Goals which address global issues but need a network of intermediaries to make an impact at local level.

What is Corporate Social Responsibility?

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the term given to business aiming to maximise their positive impact on society and minimising any potential negative effects. The term came into widespread use in the 1970s and has since developed along with globalisation and stakeholder interests in the transparency and accountability of companies. Over the years, CSR has witnessed a transition from Philanthropic activity, i.e. monetary donations to charity, towards a more integrated approach, incorporating every element of a business’s operations.

In parallel, the terms have evolved over the years including Corporate Responsibility, Ethical Business, Corporate Ethics and Sustainable Business to name but a few. The key areas open to scrutiny are a company’s general ethical behaviour, their respect for stakeholder interests, recognition of human rights and management of their environmental sustainability.


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Testimonial

We have a deep passion for seeing really dynamic effective corporate responsibility all over the world - it's core to our values and central to our business. So being in from the start with CSR360 GPN was an obvious route for KPMG to help spread the energy and the opportunity for transformed communities where business plays its rightful role driving change and supporting the people and the places who are often forgotten and frequently in need of business engagement. Its our privilege to be involved.

Lord Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE
Global Head of Citizenship and Diversity
KPMG


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