Corporate Social Responsibility Issues

In an effort to better serve our members, NHBSR is in the process of developing a summary on a full spectrum of corporate social responsibility issues.
As you will see below, these summaries will be grouped into topic areas -- business ethics; community investment; environment; general CSR; governance and accountability; human rights; marketplace; and workplace -- and in total provide a framework for understanding the most common CSR issues facing companies today.

Each area will contain an overview that provides comprehensive information about that area of corporate social responsibility. We look forward to bringing your company this exciting new tool. Come see us again soon.

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Business Principles

Business Ethics

  • Overview of Business Ethics
  • Corruption and Bribery
  • Political Contributions

Economic Development and Community Investment

  • Overview of Business and Community Investment
  • Community Economic Development
  • Community Partnerships
  • Global Community Investment
  • Minority- and Women-Owned Business Development
  • Philanthropy
  • Retail Site Selection
  • Volunteerism and Release Time


  • Overview of Business and the Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Forest Friendly Practices
  • Green Building Design
  • Green Product Design
  • Supplier Environmental Management
  • Sustainable Business Practices
  • Waste Reduction and Resource Productivity
  • Water Issues

Governance and Accountability

  • Overview of Business and Corporate Accountability
  • Overview of Business and Corporate Governance
  • Overview of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Board Diversity
  • CSR Governance Structures
  • CSR Reporting
  • Ethics Codes and Ethics Training
  • Shareholder Engagement
  • Stakeholder Engagement

Human Rights

  • Overview of Business and Human Rights
  • Child Labor
  • Codes of Conduct
  • Discrimination
  • Forced Labor
  • Freedom of Association
  • Internal Monitoring
  • Living Wage
  • Migrant Labor
  • Monitoring of Global Supply Chain Practices
  • Rights of Indigenous Peoples


  • Overview of Business and Marketplace
  • Privacy (Consumer and Employee)


  • Overview of Workplace
  • Contingent Workforce
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Health and Wellness
  • HIV/AIDS in the Workplace
  • Layoffs, Closings and Outsourcing
  • Religion in the Workplace
  • Work-Life Quality
  • Workplace Diversity