HRD Roles in Corporate Social Responsibility: The Review of Corporate Social Responsibility Concepts and Practices


  • Paratchanun Charoenarpornwattana


HRD, HRD Roles


           Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become an important aspect of managing a business in the 21st century. Interests in the role of business in society have been promoted by increased sensitivity and awareness of environmental and ethical issues. An increasing number of companies are adopting a variety of voluntary initiatives associated with improvements in environmental management systems and reporting on social and environmental performance. CSR is an important part of many business organizations. It is concerned with how a company tries to be beneficial to all its stakeholder groups. Many companies today run businesses with CSR especially big companies. They try to involve in activities that will keep both the business and social environment sound. The effects of CSR cannot be overemphasized; they range from companies running business well to environmental improvements. Today, competitors of some businesses already practicing CSR and beginning to embrace this new philosophy of business. The purpose of this article is to promote the awareness and conscious among Chief Executive Officers (CEO), academicians, and all stakeholders to create a positive impact in the society and the environment, provide companies with a guidance what is likely to be emerging over the coming decade and how stakeholders expect businesses to respond, and also to investigate HRD roles in the context of CSR concepts and practices.

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