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Company Research @ Pitt

This guide provides an overview of how to conduct detailed company research, primarily utilizing information in the University Library System's resources.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Corporate social responsibility "has been defined by the World Business Council as ‘the continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and to contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families, as well as of the local community and society at large’. The intention of companies adopting a socially responsible corporate attitude is to ensure a positive social, environmental, and economic impact on the communities within which they operate and on all other stakeholders."

Typically corporate social responsibility focuses on improving the environmental and social impact an organization has within its community and the world.

View the full Corporate Social Responsibility Guide for additional resources.


Corporate social responsibility (CSR). (2003). In Capstone Press, Capstone encyclopedia of business. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Retrieved from

Accompanying image is from PNC's CSR site.

Use the following resources to find articles related to CSR.

Search Tip: If "corporate social responsibility" is not coming back with relevant results, try "social responsibility business" or "social responsibility" or even "green," "social issues," or "environmentally friendly."

Find books and ebooks in our collection about CSR using PittCat.