Course Overview Note | June 2010 (Revised April 2014)

Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Engagement

by Christopher Marquis, Bobbi Thomason and Jennifer Tydlaska


Analyzes the link between corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and employee engagement, including CSR effects on employee commitment and motivation, new skills and training, and motivation. Also discusses best practices in employee engagement through CSR.

Keywords: Competency and Skills; Training; Employees; Retention; Corporate Social Responsibility and Impact; Organizational Culture; Practice; Motivation and Incentives;


Marquis, Christopher, Bobbi Thomason, and Jennifer Tydlaska. "Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Engagement." Harvard Business School Course Overview Note 410-138, June 2010. (Revised April 2014.)