Responsible Business (CSR)

This study examines the impact of corporate philanthropy growth on sales growth using a large sample of charitable contributions made by U.S. public companies from 1989 through 2000. Applying Granger causality tests, we find that charitable contributions are significantly associated with future revenue, whereas the association between revenue and future contributions is marginally significant at best. We then identify the mechanism underlying our findings.

This 2014 Barometer edition draws on the experience of 130 leading companies and NGOs who completed our confidential survey during July 2014.


Interesting trends are now emerging from the series as the five-year data demonstrate. Overall, it is noticeable how high up the agenda NGO partnerships now are for corporates – particularly at a senior level, and how there is a real opportunity for NGOs to help corporates communicate the effects of their partnerships better, most notably to external audiences.

Corporate Giving describes the donations made by corporations and private companies towards charitable
causes. This can be in the form of a cash or in-kind gift to a charity or community organisation.

Exploring on the trends, challenges and opportunities facing mid-sized companies engaged in business and social good.

A whole new way of doing business is emerging for mid-sized companies. These companies are recognizing the value of corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a tool to drive true community engagement, increase employee loyalty and improve business performance.

How to measure the value and results of corporate philanthropy remains one of corporate giving professionals’ greatest challenges. Social and business benefits are often long-term or intangible, which make systematic measurement complex. And yet: Corporate philanthropy faces increasing pressures to show it is as strategic, cost-effective, and value-enhancing as possible.

The KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting provides a snapshot of current global trends in corporate responsibility (CR) reporting. The survey covers 4,100 companies in 41 countries and offers a deep-dive into the quality of reporting among the world’s largest 250 companies.

PwC's 4th comprehensive survey of corporate social responsibility report trends, benchmarks and best practices