Memorable Quotes on Corporate Social Responsability (CSR), Sustainability and Ethics That We Can All Learn From

In today’s article we have gathered a list of all the memorable quotes that we want to share with you. We use these quotes, from time to time to find inspiration and remind ourselves of what we are accomplishing, everyday.

This article features some of our favorite quotes on Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainability – all very important aspects of a business that we value and work on optimizing and improving on a day to day basis. These quotes demonstrate how important and valuable Corporate Social Responsibility has become. Additionally, they are a reminder that we are responsible for our actions, even if most of the time, we are not aware of that. 

These quotes represent a starting point and they showcase that the direction towards which we are heading is based on what we do and how we build our: communities, businesses and mindset.

We hope you will enjoy these quotes, as much as we do. Before starting, we would like to mention that the quotes are not organized in a particular order and one is not better than the other, based on how they are arranged in this article.

We also want to further mention that this article contains only the quotes in which our Team and CSRgrowth.com resonates with. Corporate Social Responsibility is a vast practice that can represent a different thing for everyone – this being one of the reasons why it is so unique. 

This being said, this article can act as an insight into the way we are thinking at CSRgrowth and how we choose to run our daily activities.

Here is the list of the most memorable quotes we find very insightful on: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainability, Business Ethics, ESG & more.

“Creating a strong business and building a better world are not conflicting goals – they are both essential ingredients for long-term success.”

Bill Ford

“We hired a CSR person at Twitter, years before we hired our first sales person, to make sure we had a culture and impact of doing good.”

Biz Stone

“I believe that with great wealth comes great responsibility, a responsibility to give back to society and a responsibility to see that those resources are put to work in the best possible way to help those most in need.”

Bill Gates

“I believe social responsibility begins with a strong, competitive company. Only a healthy enterprise can improve and enrich the lives of people and their communities.”

Jack Welch

“Businesses must reconnect company success with social progress. Shared value is not social responsibility, philanthropy, or even sustainability, but a new way to achieve economic success. It is not on the margin of what companies do but at the center. We believe that it can give rise to the next major transformation of business thinking.”

Michael Porter

“Economic dynamism can be combined with environmental and social responsibility. High financial returns can go hand in hand with respect for human rights, and the preservation of the planet’s natural resources.”

David Miliband

“I think that today, more so than ever, corporate responsibility is the best strategic as well as financial path that most businesses can follow. For most businesses there are both compelling reasons to be responsible and compelling statistics that validate that responsible businesses do better according to traditional financial metrics. Of course, how you define “responsible” is somewhat of a conundrum.”

Jeffrey Hollender

“Despite their good intentions, today’s businesses are missing an opportunity to integrate social responsibility and day-to-day business objectives – to do good and make money simultaneously.”

Cindy Gallop

“More brands are waking up to their social responsibility and doing good work through cause marketing campaigns. Yet too many still go about it the wrong way. I mean ‘wrong’ in two senses. Firstly, they are marketing ineffectively, and secondly, as a consequence their positive social impact is not maximized.”

Simon Mainwaring

“We need government and business to work together for the benefit of everyone. It should no longer be just about typical “corporate social responsibility” where the “responsibility” bit is usually the realm of a small team buried in a basement office – now it should be about every single person in a business taking responsibility to make a difference in everything they do, at work and in their personal lives.”

Richard Branson

“To build and sustain brands people love and trust, one must focus-not only on today but also on tomorrow. It’s not easy…but balancing the short and long term is key to delivering sustainable, profitable growth-growth that is good for our shareholders but also good for our consumers, our employees, our business partners, the communities where we live and work, and the planet we inhabit”

Irene Rosenfeld

““All company bosses want a policy on corporate social responsibility. The positive effect is hard to quantify, but the negative consequences of a disaster are enormous.”

Noreena Hertz

“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity. From discord find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

Albert Einstein

“Sustainability takes forever. And that’s the point “

William McDonough

“The key to understanding the future is one word: sustainability.”

Patrick Dixon

“Sustainability: It’s the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do, it’s the profitable thing to do.”

Hunter Lovins

“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. “

Henry Ford

“I admire companies that give back to communities. It is an absolute essential for organizations to watch, mitigate, and improve their impact on the environment, people, communities, their health and overall well-being. But this is a necessary condition, not a sufficient condition.”

Shiv Nadar

“We’ll continue to see more and more brands integrate social causes, charitable components and environmental issues as underlying themes to their campaigns and messaging. Humans connect with humans after all, and brands are using this as a point of connection to engage with their audience, especially charity-minded Generation Y.”

Amy Jo Martin

“Ethics or simple honesty is the building blocks upon which our whole society is based, and business is a part of our society, and it’s integral to the practice of being able to conduct business, that you have a set of honest standards.”

Kerry Stokes

“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.“

Jim Rohn

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

Theodore Roosevelt

We hope you enjoyed this list and that it inspired you to learn more about: CSR, Ethics and Sustainability. We will make sure to update this article with any new quotes we find resonate well with us. Please feel free to let us know if you have any other quotes that you like on this topic.

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