Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR) has become one of the significant global standards of business practices. It offers a great opportunity—and a collective responsibility for developing a society so that equal access to opportunities is given to all.
If you love reading, here’s a perfect collection for you on Corporate Social Responsibility.
Here are 5 must read CSR books. They are relevant, informative and inspiring for everyone, who are involved in Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, business responsibility and social development. The books also inform how a strategic CSR plan can benefit employees, corporates and communities.
Thoughts, Views and Quotes on CSR
The ‘Thoughts, Views and Quotes on CSR’ (2019), authored by Rusen Kumar, is a timeless collection of advice, thoughts, comments, statements, and sayings by the well-known, successful and admired leaders from government, civil society, corporate, and think tanks. First of its kind collection on business responsibility—it has covered wider aspects of corporate sustainability and responsibility towards socio-economic and environmental development.
Publisher: Aditya Publications House. Paperback. Pages: 240. Price: Rs.349. Available at leading e-commerce sites.
Corporate Social Responsibility in India: A Practitioner’s Perspective
The Corporate Social Responsibility in India: A Practitioner’s Perspective (2018) by Nirbhay Lumde is a practical handbook for development practitioners. This book offers an overview of enhancing the understanding of development professionals about CSR in India in a structured manner covering all the relevant concepts. It has practical advice for all stakeholders.
Publisher: Notion Press. Price: Rs.349. Paperback. Available in all leading e-commerce sites. Price: Rs.199. Pages: 112. Available at leading e-commerce sites.
Six Essential Steps in Implementing CSR
The Six Essential Steps in Implementing CSR (2016) by V Reddappa Reddy and C Dheeraja. It is an academic and reference book and primarily aims at fulfilling two long felt needs—providing sufficient depth for an understanding of various facets of CSR and serving as a blue print in the implementation of CSR. The book adopts ‘handholding and guiding’ approach in helping the student/practitioner in various steps involved in practicing the CSR.
Publisher: Studera Press, New Delhi. Price: Rs.1095. Hardcover. Available at leading e-commerce sites.
Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Cases and Development after the Legal Mandate
The ‘Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Cases and Development after the Legal Mandate’ (2016) authored and edited by Nayan Mitra & Dr. Rene Schmidpeter provides a comprehensive overview of CSR in Indian corporations following the 2013 legal mandate on corporate spending of profits for CSR. It documents the CSR environment post the mandate in India. The book brings together policy makers, practitioners, researchers and consultants in its pursuit to give to the world the Indian CSR view and experiences.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. Price: Euro 107. Hardcover. Available at leading e-commerce sites.
CSR: Corporate Social Responsibility: The New Paradigm
The ‘CSR: Corporate Social Responsibility: The New Paradigm’ (2016) edited by BS Sahya, Styasiba Das, Bhaskar Chatterjee, Gayatri Subramaniam and R. Vendata Rao. It is collection of 22 selected papers written by eminent professionals and experts from the industry and academia. The papers have been classified under sections that deal with various aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility. Important articles on CSR measurement, evaluation and reporting have been also covered in this book.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. Price: Rs 1999. Pages: 394. Hardcover. Available at Bloomsbury.