The Future of CSR and the New Ecosystem for CSR 4.0

Virginia Munro (Griffith University, Australia)

CSR for Purpose, Shared Value and Deep Transformation

ISBN: 978-1-80043-036-5, eISBN: 978-1-80043-035-8

Publication date: 14 September 2020


With the World Economic Forum's 2019 theme based on the new era – Globalization 4.0: Shaping a New Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – this chapter takes into consideration innovation as defined in the previous chapter and builds on the escalation of innovation required for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and to reach the sustainable development goals (SDGs) deadline by 2030. Proposed is an entire ecosystem change of how the world lives, eats, makes money, sleeps and breathes. This chapter considers these changes with an explanation of CSR 1.0 and CSR 2.0 to CSR 3.0, providing case studies of these, plus discussing the transition from Globalization 3.0 to 4.0, and the various known and unknown system changes that may be required including integrated value creation (IVC). We live in exciting times where IVC and other systems, such as the well-being economy, exponential economy, shared economy, innovation and resilience economy, may be part of a new ecosystem. This chapter concludes with a discussion of these themes, and the development of CSR 4.0 mapped on to Globalization 4.0 within a deeply transformed systems approach to create transformed value (CTV). Emerging research opportunities as a result of these changes are discussed throughout this chapter.


Munro, V. (2020), "The Future of CSR and the New Ecosystem for CSR 4.0", CSR for Purpose, Shared Value and Deep Transformation, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 203-229.

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