Corporate Accountability versus Corporate Social Responsibility

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Corporate Accountability versus Corporate Social Responsibility

How to differentiate the concepts of corporate accountability and corporate social responsibility?
From my understanding:
- Corporate Accountability (CA) is more like a legal obligation that companies have to follow, it is required, non-voluntary
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) refers to any attempt to get corporations to behave responsibly on a voluntary basis, out of either ethical or bottom-line considerations.


bimal bk
Student (MBA), Nepal

Corporate Accountability versus Corporate Responsibility

Yes, in my view CA is externally forced upon firms by such stakeholders like: human rights organizations, unions, development and environment organizations to make organizations fulfil their legal and social duties.
CSR on the other hand is a voluntary exercise to enrich local as well as international society with some sorts of contributions.

Manager, Brazil

Corporate Accountability versus Corporate Social Responsibility

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Girish L. Chhagani
Coach, India

Corporate Accountability versus Corporate Social Responsibility

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Susan Power Bergin
Business Consultant, Ireland

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