An Analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting

Wammack, Anna Claire (2015) An Analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Victoria Dickinson from Accountancy, The University of Mississippi.

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The purpose of this thesis is to present an overview of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and CSR reporting. The research done in preparation of this report was done by reviewing articles and professional reports and surveys on the topic of CSR. The report defines CSR and examines several surveys of businesses to see what the current CSR trends are. Next, government initiatives and expenditures related to CSR are described and quantified. The report continues by describing the benefits and format of CSR reporting and attestation. Other areas of business and CSR are studied such as CSR investing and consulting. Lastly, CSR is examined from global and ethical standpoints, and the unintended consequences of CSR are examined. The conclusion of this thesis is that CSR has made a place for itself in today’s business world. Though there is a large debate surrounding it, businesses should be prepared to consider CSR, CSR reporting, and CSR attestation.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Wammack, Anna Claire
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Accountancy
Thesis Advisor: Victoria Dickinson
Thesis Advisor's Department: Accountancy
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Depositing User: Anna Claire Wammack
Date Deposited: 07 May 2015 19:37
Last Modified: 07 May 2015 19:37

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