Quotation Schönherr, Norma, Findler, Florian, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2017. Exploring the Interface of CSR and the Sustainable Development Goals. Transnational Corporations 24 (3), 33-47.




Transnational corporations (TNCs) today are facing rising expectations that they will engage with societal stakeholders and get involved with sustainable development, even in light of an increasingly uncertain international business environment. This article explores how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a global agenda may serve as a reference framework that can support TNCs in improving their corporate social responsibility (CSR) engagement in a way that contributes to sustainable development. The authors specifically consider the role of systematically measuring and managing corporate impacts on sustainable development as a prerequisite for demonstrating a net contribution to the SDGs. In order to capture these impacts, existing corporate measurement and evaluation systems need to be adapted and new management instruments have to be developed. We conclude by proposing a research agenda for this purpose.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Transnational Corporations
Language English
Title Exploring the Interface of CSR and the Sustainable Development Goals
Volume 24
Number 3
Year 2017
Page from 33
Page to 47
Reviewed? Y
URL http://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/diaeia2017d4_en.pdf
DOI n.a.


Schönherr, Norma (Former researcher)
Findler, Florian (Former researcher)
Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre (Details)
Institute for Managing Sustainability IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
2959 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
5369 Environmental management (Details)
5912 Social sciences (interdisciplinary) (Details)
5962 Development cooperation (Details)
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