This fourth edition of Corporate Social Responsibility: replicable models on sustainable development deals with a whole range of issues and covers a diverse set of initiatives, which include efforts on water conservation and harvesting, implementation of decentralized and distributed electricity supply, watershed development programmes, providing farmers with quality inputs for agriculture, and development of wastelands through afforestation. In the area of services that could beneﬁt society, maternal and infant survival projects as well as family health welfare programmes have been covered. Similarly, social empowerment carries major benefits for any community, which includes upgradation of skills, development of entrepreneurial capability, improving community infrastructure and irrigation facilities, and so on. Similarly, education programmes also beneﬁt society enormously, such as through upgradation of its industrial training institutes, providing vocational training, computer-based functional literacy, and sponsorship of meritorious students through scholarships for speciﬁc programmes.
Companies have capabilities to innovate a large range of CSR measures. What is important is to assign adequate attention and high priority to CSR objectives, which will allow a company to convert intent into practice. It is hoped that this volume of Citizens at Work will motivate a large number of corporate leaders to elevate the subject
of CSR to a much higher level in their corporate policies and actions, and thereby contribute not only to their success but to that of society at large. In the ultimate analysis, the success of a corporate organization is vitally dependent on the success of society.