Corporate Social Responsibility is Not a Charity but a Responsibility in India

VSRD International Journal of Business and Management Research, Vol. VI Issue II February 2016

Posted: 16 Jun 2022

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Dr. Neeraj Kumar Sharma

Poonam Shodh Rachna; SSRN; Singhania University

Date Written: February 28, 2016

Abstract

Corporate social responsibility has paved a long journey from charity to being included in the Companies Act, 2013. The research for this paper has carried out by going through a large number of publications on CSR subject. Some thinkers give their view that it was started from the time the business started, others think that it is a relatively new born baby. “Corporate Social Responsibility is the continuing commitment by business to contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workers and their families as well as the society at large.” This paper is an attempt to trace the historical roots of the concept from ancient times to the modern days and to understand the importance of CSR to resolve developmental issues needing attention of all concerned to make decent living conditions for all in this country where almost about one-third of its population is still living below poverty line and out of which a hefty percentage not getting food to eat in time and no or dirty cloth to wear.

Keywords: CSR, Development

JEL Classification: M

Suggested Citation

Sharma, Neeraj Kumar, Corporate Social Responsibility is Not a Charity but a Responsibility in India (February 28, 2016). VSRD International Journal of Business and Management Research, Vol. VI Issue II February 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3678866

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