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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India: A Review


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a concept, which states that Private Corporation or public organization has a responsibility to society. It minimizes the cost as well as risks thereby, increasing the brand value and reputation of the company. According to Bowen, “CSR refers to the obligations of businessmen to pursue those policies to make those decisions or to follow those lines of relations which are desirable in terms of the objectives and values of our society.†The CSR activities need to be in tune with effective strategic policies so that the aim of sustainable environmental, social and economic progress may be achieved. Methodology: This paper is based on qualitative research design consisting of review of literature through secondary sources of data collection. The data has been examined through content analysis process from various books, newspaper articles and journals. This paper seeks to explain various initiatives taken in the field of CSR along with some key challenges.


Social Responsibility, Strategic Policies, CSR, Community Volunteering, Economic Progress


Author Biography

Neelmani Jaysawal

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work

Sudeshna Saha

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work


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