Social Responsibility“Corporate social responsibility is the continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and 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.” (CSR: Meeting Changing Expectations, 1999). This is already a well-established field of practice in Europe, Canada, and among some large US companies. This dedication to sustainable development can be demonstrated throughout the business community, from large multinational manufacturers to small offices.
- excerpts from the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources: Sustainability Division
Sustainability – What is that exactly?Sustainability is long-term cultural, ecologic and economic health and vitality. Simply put, it means “meeting the needs of the current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. (U.N. World Commission, 1987).
Sustainability v/s Environmentalism: Environmentalism is activism to protect Nature from the ravages of the economy and from the typical American lifestyle. Whereas, sustainability is redesigning industry and lifestyles to fit benignly into the natural world. Working toward sustainability engages disparate groups — labor unions, industry leaders, Wall Street, citizen groups, government, academia and others — as well as environmentalists. It offers people a bold, inspiring, very long-term vision. - excerpts from NextStep: Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network If you have any suggestions on how we can achieve these goals, please contact us. We welcome your input.