PR News CSR Awards Issue

In recent years, the business climate has become seemingly more and more challenging with every passing day, and that couldn't have been more true in 2008, when a sharp economic

downturn challenged organizations' abilities to protect their own interests, let alone to address the interests of others.

But, as the profiles outlined in the following pages demonstrate, even a crippling recession didn't stop the corporate social responsibility efforts of many companies, which

committed valuable time and money to help improve communities around the world.