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Managing for Responsibility by Kemi Ogunyemi, Merrill Csuri, Radha R. Sharma

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CHAPTER 9

Credit and Risk Assessment

CSR Tools for Local Government, Financial Institutions and SMEs

Giovanni Lombardo and Federica Viganó

Introduction

The corporate social responsibility construct (CSR), originally thought for large companies to cope with social and environmental issues for the sake of their brand and the public perception, is today relevant also for small medium enterprises (SMEs). The evolution of the concept so far, according to the last European definition (COM 2011), brought to interconnect CSR and long-term sustainability of business of all size, including SMEs. Considering the networked environment and the relations along the supply chain globally, large companies increasingly work with SMEs as suppliers, and if large ...

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