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Informative infographics on key concepts in CSR and VET


Discover a range of informative infographics
on key concepts in CSR and VET.
Gain insights about these two areas and discover their impact.


CSR timeline

This is an overview of the evolution of CSR from its early roots to the present day. It examines significant events and changes that have influenced the responsible business practices landscape.

19th century

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The growing level of urbanization and industrialization market by large-scale production brought new concerns to the labour market.

19th century
1920’s – 1930’s

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Business managers began assuming the responsibility of balancing profits with maintaining an equilibrium with the demands of their clients, their labour force and the community.

1920’s – 1930’s
1953

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Howard R. Bowen published “Social Responsibilities of the Businessman”: the first major study on the necessity of a social conscience in business.

1953
1960’s – 1970’s

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The environmental movement gained momentum and pushed businesses to take more responsibility.

1960’s – 1970’s
1980’s

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The concept of CSR became more widely recognized and accepted, and many companies began to develop and implement CSR programs and initiatives.

1980’s
1981

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The creation of the European Commission’s Environment Directorate-General.

1981
1983

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The establishment of the World Commission on Environment and Development chaired by the Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland.

1983
1987

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The publication of the report “Our Common Future” presented by the Brundtland Commission which provided a definition of sustainable development.

1987
1988

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The creation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

1988
1990’s

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The globalisation process increased the operations of multinational corporations which now face diverse business environments abroad.

1990’s
1995

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The European Commission (EC) encourage the implementation of CSR.

1995
2001

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The EC presented a Green Paper called “Promoting a European Framework for Corporate Social Responsibility”.

2001
2005

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The EC launched the “European Roadmap for Businesses – Towards a Competitive and Sustainable Enterprise” that outlined the European objectives with regard to CSR for the following years.

2005
2015

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CSR Europe launched the Enterprise 2020 Manifesto which aimed to set the direction of businesses in Europe and play a leading role in developing an inclusive sustainable economy.

2015

The CSR2VET project

Interactive insights

This collection of dynamic infographics explores specific themes related to CSR and VET. The data visualisations reveal trends and patterns that demonstrate the potential benefits of collaboration between businesses and educational institutions.



CSR2VET Website Statistics

We want to thank everyone who has visited csr2vet.eu and downloaded our guides. Your engagement motivates us to provide valuable resources. As a token of our appreciation, please find below an infographic that summarises our website’s visitorship. We appreciate your support and thank you for being an integral part of our journey.

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