Corporate Social Responsibility: An Implementation Guide for Business

Corporate Social Responsibility: An Implementation Guide for Business aims to provide practical guidance on CSR to companies operating in the international context. It contains information on how to assess the effects of business activities on others, develop and implement a CSR strategy and commitments, and measure, evaluate and report on performance and engage with stakeholders. It provides insights to those in the commercial world and those outside it. The guide distills ideas and processes from a variety of sources, and is intended to be suggestive, not prescriptive. The guide includes a six-stage “plan, do, check and improve” implementation framework for a CSR approach, with some information particular to small business. Five appendices contain supplementary information, including a list of key sources for further reading.


International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Date published: 01/01/2007

Further information


Partnership types

Doing business with the poor

Global issues

Community development; Job creation and enterprise development; Environment and all (3)

Business sectors

Accounting and management services