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sustainable enterprise

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) emerged in the UK in the 1990s as a developing agenda which was a reflection of growing public and governmental concerns about the effects of large corporations on society and the environment. The chief areas of CSR focus have been a company’s marketing practices and communications, and also the impact of their operations on workers in their supply chain including their families and communities.

The CSR agenda is being replaced by the practices of...