Thinking Point!

This is a short blog-post, that seeks to inform less and learn more!

Mulling over all the recent years developments in the CSR space, I do feel there is a common thread between the various concepts that have become widely accepted, even if there is also an energetic opposition to some of the ideas. So depending on where you are in the world and what exactly it is that you do, your inclination in defining the space may be to talk of CSR, or embedding CSR, or sustainability, or the triple bottom-line, or even the Blue Ocean strategy. Not to forget of course the ‘latest’ belief – creating shared value or CSV!

So my simple question is, what is that common thread? Yes, there are shareholders and stakeholders in all definitions. And there are other commonalities. But is any of the above a subset of another? And is there some holistic thought or message, if you will, that is the bedrock of all?

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