Most people have heard the phrase Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR, but what does it mean? Is it charity runs and pro bono work, or working to a sustainable agenda? Rachel Woolliscroft from Wates, joined us in the studio to help cut through the jargon and to outline the business case for CSR.

Key learning:

  • Definition of CSR, or CR as it is increasingly known
  • The relationship between CSR and sustainability
  • The business case for CSR
  • How to best implement CSR in your firm
  • Good and bad CSR

About the contributor

Rachel Woolliscroft has worked in the construction industry for more than 14 years, starting as a researcher at the Building Research Establishment.

She joined Wates Group in 1998 as a Regional Health and Safety Manager before being appointed as Group Environmental Manager in 2001.

Rachel is now Sustainability Director and her primary responsibilities include leading Reshaping Tomorrow, our framework for minimising our environmental footprint and supporting local communities.

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