Considering the Ripple Effects of the Economic Crisis: What will Become of Corporate Social Responsibility?

With no tangible end in sight as of yet to the current economic crisis, many are beginning to wonder what is to become of corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives around the world. This question is of particular relevance to the work of Ashoka and other citizen sector organizations like it whose endeavors are largely made possible by strategic partnerships under the auspices of CSR programs of various firms and organizations. Of course, as of now, no concrete conclusions can be made, but that has not stopped speculation from looming within the business and development communities. Continue reading