The Impact of Socially Responsible Customers of Corporations

Corporations worldwide are increasingly integrating corporate social responsibility (CSR) into their operations and emphasizing ethical, safe, and sustainable business practices. Also, anecdotal evidence suggests that many of these corporations are concerned about not only their own CSR standards but also those of their suppliers. Some scholars argue that the increasing popularity of CSR comes in part, in response to the repeated failures of laws and regulations protecting stakeholders, prompting stakeholders to protect their own interests by pushing companies to engage in CSR. However, it is not clear whether corporate customers, among the most important stakeholders, are pushing suppliers to engage … Read more