“Corporate Responsibility in a New Economy: Findings of the Business of Social Responsibility/Cone “Corporate Responsibility in a New World” survey revealed that, despite difficult times and declining budgets, CR leaders are surprisingly optimistic, with 77% feeling positive that global business will embrace responsible business practices as part of their core strategies and operations in the next five years. Additional findings:
• 72% believe there will be increasing demands on business to solve social problems;
• More than half expect business to meet these demands; and,
• Nearly nine out of 10 believe President-elect Barack Obama will have a positive impact on advancing the corporate responsibility agenda around the world.