Quantifying Corporate Social Responsibility by Sector in Relation to Financial Performance

KCollege.Access.ContactIf you are not a current Kalamazoo College student, faculty, or staff member, email dspace@kzoo.edu to request access to this thesis.
dc.contributor.advisorStull, Charles A.
dc.contributor.authorFrederick, Jakob
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-23T21:50:56Z
dc.date.available2019-02-23T21:50:56Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.descriptioniv, 48 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractAs the demand for more socially responsible businesses continues to grow, companies are forced to implement corporate policies and think about the bottom line as well as their overall impact to society. The term socially responsible and words associated with it are used but loosely defined. Similarly, they do not communicate to the public or investors to what extent a company is socially responsible. This study focuses on three elements to help offer more transparency in the CSR and FP relationship. First, to understand the field, defining CSR is necessary. Second, to quantify CSR, an analysis has been constructed in order determine the total amount of CSR present in the selected companies' annual reports in relation to FP. Lastly, an empirical study will help determine if the results are consistent in relation to size of a company, industry, and sector. The current findings showed that the large-cap companies dedicated the most words to CSR in their annual reports while having the highest profitability ratios. It was also concluded that the sectors of CSR companies primarily focused on in their annual reports were corporate governance and human resources.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10920/36690
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Economics and Business Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
dc.titleQuantifying Corporate Social Responsibility by Sector in Relation to Financial Performanceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
Files