Corporate responsibility builds competitiveness

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



(2004), "Corporate responsibility builds competitiveness", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 5 No. 2.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Corporate responsibility builds competitiveness

A report published recently by Arthur D. Little and Business in the Community (BITC) concludes that addressing corporate responsibility can help companies build market share, control risks, attract staff, stimulate innovation, gain access to cash, reduce costs and improve competitiveness. Yet most companies still fail to recognise the benefits.

Pulling together the latest evidence on the business case for corporate responsibility from a wide range of sources, the report includes compelling case studies from companies of all sizes who are enjoying solid benefits from corporate responsibility. Staff at Arthur D. Little believe that there is overwhelming evidence to suggest that responsible business activity delivers compelling business benefits. Although every case is unique, companies that manage corporate responsibility as they do any other critical part of their business are seeing real bottom line benefits.

For further information please contact Justin Keeble or Leena Chauhan, at Arthur D. Little Limited. E-mail: or

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