The CSR Manager Network conducted, in cooperation with ALTIS Alta Scuola Impresa e Società of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, the research “CSR unit in big Italian companies”, in order to understand how sustainability is included into the strategy of Italian companies.
To this end, researcher explored the evolution of CSR Units, considering their position within the company structure, their proximity to the management and their size. These three dimensions can express how relevant CSR is for the company’s strategy.
The research signals the gradual establishing of the CSR Units and the increasing importance of social and environmental issues for the companies’ strategies: more than 80% of the interviewed firms have a CSR Unit, 62.9% of the CSR Units are placed on a second level hierarchy while 18.5% directly reports to the top management.
The complete research is available here: http://www.csrmanagernetwork.it/ricerche/