Corporate & Social Responsibility - How Does Your Firm Rate ?

Here Is The City is compiling a report to assess how firms operating in the financial markets shape up in the corporate & social responsibility (CRS) stakes. We already have extensive research from a number of sources, but are also looking for firms themselves to come forward and contribute to the report. We want to know what you are doing to ensure that you can be regarded as good corporate citizens.

There is no universally accepted definition of CSR. Definitions include:

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.

About how companies manage the business processes to produce an overall positive impact on society. 

The commitment of businesses to contribute to sustainable economic development by working with employees, their families, the local community and society at large to improve their lives in ways that are good for business and for development.

Undertaking the role of 'corporate citizenship' and ensuring that business values and behaviour is aligned to balance between improving and developing the wealth of the business, with the intention to improve society, people and the planet.

A company's commitment to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner whilst balancing the interests of diverse stakeholders.

A concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis.

About ensuring that organisations manage their businesses to make a positive impact on society and the environment whilst maximising value for their shareholders.

So, if you work in CRS at your firm (or are exposed to your firm's activities), we want to hear from you. Anyone wishing to co-operate with the Here Is The City CRS Financial Markets Report should please contact vicdaniels@hereisthecity.com in the first instance.

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