INSIGHTS FROM Nearly 1,000 PROFESSIONALS
Skillsoft’s second annual CSR survey asked professionals in a variety of industries and job functions to share how their organizations are approaching CSR. Our goal is to help benchmark our collective progress in corporate social responsibility so we can all have a more informed picture of the CSR landscape moving forward. Look at what we learned.
“DOING THE RIGHT THING” IS LESS MOTIVATING
Compared to 40% of survey respondents in 2022, only 13% of professionals report that their CSR efforts this year are driven by the desire to do good.
GENAI IS IMPACTING CSR AND ESG EFFORTS
30% of respondents use GenAI to support governance initiatives, in particular, to automate and streamline the data collection process.
BUDGET FOR CSR PROGRAMS IS INCREASING
55 percent of survey respondents say their CSR budgets increased in 2023, with training and education emerging as the top area of investment (41%).
ESG IS REPLACING CSR
50 percent of respondents say ESG efforts are replacing CSR efforts, though 70% publish an annual CSR report.
WHAT IS CSR ALL ABOUT?
The phrase “Corporate Social Responsibility” (CSR) has emerged as a way to describe how organizations demonstrate accountability to society through economic, social, and environmental efforts. While it's certainly not a new concept, today's CSR looks quite different from the optional altruism of the past. See how.
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HOW DO CSR AND ESG INITIATIVES COMPARE? CAN THEY COEXIST?
Many companies have only recently established Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs, yet they now face expectations to have measurable Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitments and related reporting. Learn how your organization can bring measurability to social and environmental initiatives.
DOWNLOAD THE 2023 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AT WORK REPORT
This year, 868 professionals across the world participated in the survey, lending their time to share valuable insights into:
- The Current State of CSR
- Defining CSR Priorities
- Who “Owns” CSR?
- Reporting on CSR Efforts
- Measuring CSR Success
- Where Does CSR Stop and ESG Begin?
- What’s Next? Opportunities for Improvement