Grant Thornton國際組織的美國公司－Grant Thornton會計師事務所，在一項針對超過500名主管的調查中發現，大部份主管相信「企業責任計畫」對企業有正面影響，並有助於達成策略目標。
A majority of executives believe that corporate responsibility programs can positively impact their business and help achieve strategic goals, finds a survey of more than 500 executives conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of global accounting organization Grant Thornton International.
Only a quarter of survey respondents agreed that profits had to be sacrificed, while three quarters believed corporate responsibility could enhance profitability.
As a result, 77 percent said they expected corporate responsibility initiatives to have a major impact on their business strategies over the next several years.
The same 77 percent anticipate more spending on environmental programs, 50 percent expect greater allocation to social responsibility programs and 45 percent told questioners that economic/governance initiatives will see more funding.
Respondents felt that tax incentives, customer support, and innovative technologies were most likely to prompt companies to invest more heavily in environmental initiatives.
Respondents said the four greatest obstacles to successful execution of corporate responsibility programs are - focus on quarterly earnings or other short-term targets, cost of implementation, measuring and quantifying return on investment, and a non-supportive corporate culture.
The three greatest benefits of enacting corporate responsibility programs are - that it improves public opinion, improves customer relations and attracts and retains talent.