Corporate social responsibility

Definition:

A form of corporate self-regulation where businesses monitor and ensure that their activities are aligned with the social, economic, and environmental expectations. CSR-focused businesses proactively promote the public interest and encourage community growth and development. CSR is the deliberate inclusion of public interest into corporate decision making. CSR is wide spread in Europe and has recently gained popularity in the U.S.

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