The Role Of CSR In Achieving Sustainable Development – Theoretical Approach

Karoly Behringer, Krisztina Szegedi


The study is looking for the answer to the question that how the theory of Sustainable Development and that of Corporate Social Responsibility are linked, by means of what development process the two theories came near to each other and why is it that CSR is considered to be the corporate concept of Sustainable Development. The aims of this study are: (1) to give a synthesized approach to both of Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility concepts (2) to find the relationship between Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility based on the content analysis of the main milestones of Sustainable Development process, and (3) to highlight some practical relevance of the relationship of the two concepts which can be a basis of further empirical researches. Based on the research the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility and that of Sustainable Development progressed separately for a long time. The business sphere got a larger and larger role in sustainable development and it has become clear by now that CSR contributes to the sustainable development of the business sphere and without that sustainable development cannot be attained.

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European Scientific Journal (ESJ)


ISSN: 1857 - 7881 (Print)
ISSN: 1857 - 7431 (Online)



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