CSR Consulting in the UK: An Industry Evolving

Cranmer, Laurence and Brown, Dana (2008) CSR Consulting in the UK: An Industry Evolving. Said Business School Working Paper 2018-03.

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The increased interest of UK and global firms in social and environment responsibility has driven the growth of a new industry broadly defined as ‘CSR consulting’. Our case study evaluates several features of CSR consultancy in practice. In particular, we have sought to better understand what kinds of organisations operate in this area; the meaning of CSR that underpins their work; the extent to which specialisation in certain CSR areas is occurring; and the challenges and competitive landscape that are defining the industry. Our research reveals an industry that is varied but solidifying as consultancies find niches and establish a particular client base. We find that CSR Consulting is an evolving industry, in step with rapid changes in public and government expectations of firms to demonstrate responsible operations and investments.

Item Type: Oxford Saïd Research Paper
Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, CSR Consulting
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2018 18:18
Last Modified: 03 May 2018 16:18
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/6752

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