Corporate Social Responsibility during Covid-19 Pandemic

  • Ushaas Reddy M,
  • Atulya Sinha and Raina Dua
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  • Ushaas Reddy M

    Student at BML Munjal University, Haryana, India

  • Atulya Sinha

    Student at BML Munjal University, Haryana, India

  • Raina Dua

    Student at BML Munjal University, Haryana, India

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In this research paper, we delve into the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and its relevance in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. They begin by providing an introduction to CSR, highlighting its definition as a corporate strategy that emphasizes ethical, social, and environmental responsibilities alongside profit generation. CSR involves incorporating environmentally friendly and socially beneficial practices into a company's operations, as well as engaging with various stakeholders, including customers, employees, communities, and investors. The paper emphasizes the holistic nature of CSR, presenting it as a comprehensive business approach that goes beyond mere profit-seeking. It explores the idea that companies are not solely economic entities but also important contributors to the larger social and environmental context. This perspective acknowledges the need for businesses to strike a balance between profitability and ethical behaviour, social and environmental responsibility, and sustainable corporate practices. By adopting a responsible corporate citizen role, companies can positively impact society and the environment while also enhancing their reputation and long-term financial success. We have highlighted the importance of stakeholder engagement and ethical conduct in CSR. We have stressed on the significance of actively involving multiple stakeholders in decision-making processes and addressing their concerns. Ethical behaviour is emphasized as a core component of CSR, encompassing adherence to moral principles, promoting transparency, and ensuring that company decisions are made in the best interests of all stakeholders. Furthermore, the paper explores the long-term benefits and strategic significance of CSR. It emphasizes that active participation in CSR efforts can result in improved public perception, increased customer loyalty, and enhanced employee morale. These qualities not only contribute to a strong company image but also provide a competitive advantage. CSR is presented as a strategic approach that fosters social and environmental responsibility, aligns companies with the values of an aware customer base, and cultivates a culture of responsible corporate citizenship. The research paper also examines the impact of CSR on society. It highlights CSR as a vehicle for positive change, emphasizing that it plays a crucial role in addressing major social challenges and promoting positive transformations. By actively participating in CSR initiatives, companies contribute to community well-being, support sustainable practices, and strengthen corporate responsibility. CSR is presented as a force that tackles social and environmental concerns, fostering a more equitable and sustainable world while building strong relationships with stakeholders. Additionally, the paper discusses the legal frameworks governing CSR under the Companies Act. It addresses the adoption of CSR strategies by businesses and organizations and examines the challenges and opportunities for aligning CSR with company law. In summary, this research paper provides an in-depth exploration of CSR and its significance during the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights the multifaceted nature of CSR, its impact on society, and the legal considerations involved. The paper contributes to the understanding of CSR as a vital aspect of corporate behaviour and its potential to drive positive change in challenging times.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 2113 - 2140


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