Corporate Social Responsibility is the current terminology for defining the role of business in the well-being of society. Often this is referred to as the "tripple bottom line" - People, Planet and Profit. Companies in today's society represent the values of all their stakeholders (owners, employees, suppliers, communities...etc.), and work to leverage those values to maximize the economic and social impacts on society, while minimizing the environmental impact.
Many, if not most, publicly traded and privately held companies report their progress on environmental and social goals through their Social Report. These reports take many forms and while historically they may have been public relations tools or "greenwashing", they are now more often seen as an indication of a company's reputation risk exposure.
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