Corporate Social Responsibility (or CSR as we will call it throughout this book) is a concept which has become dominant in business reporting. Almost every corporation has a policy concerning CSR and produces a report annually detailing its activity. And of course each of us claims to be able to recognise corporate activity which is socially responsible and activity which is not socially responsible. There are two interesting points about this: firstly we do not necessarily agree with each other about what is socially responsible; and although we claim to recognise what it is or is not when we are asked to define it then we find this impossibly difficult. Thus the number of different definitions is huge. In this book a clear definition of corporate social responsibility will be given and the principles of CSR will be discussed.