Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting and Millennial Business Leaders - what's required?

Thank you for your interest in completing this survey.  For the purpose of this study a ‘millennial manager’ will be defined as an employee who is, or has been, on a formal graduate training programme and who was born between 1980 and 2000.


The survey forms part of my research for a PhD at Oxford Brookes Business School. I would like you to give your views on a range of topics concerning  Corporate Social Responsibility (environmental, ethical, social and governance issues) Reporting and on how technology may be applied to decision making in this area.  By completing this questionnaire you signify that you are giving consent for the data provided to be used in my work. Please note that your employer will not receive a copy of your responses and individual responses will not be identified in the results.


The survey should take no longer than 10-15 minutes.  If you have any questions about the survey or if you require more information please contact me on steve.workman-2017@Brookes.ac.uk


All participants who submit a completed questionnaire will be eligible to enter a prize draw for a £100 iTunes voucher.  Those wishing to enter the draw should give their name and email address at the end of the survey. This information will only be used for the prize draw and for no other purpose.

Thank you again for participating.

Steve Workman. PhD Student. Oxford Brookes Business School.


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* 1. Does your organisation produce a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report? (This may also be called a Corporate Responsibility Report or a Sustainability Report and cover areas such as the environmental impacts of the business, governance, community volunteering and fundraising, responsible sourcing and employee and ethical issues).

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* 2. Which of the following CSR areas do you believe are most important to your business? (Please note it will be useful to recall these areas when answering Question 4). Please tick all that apply.

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* 3. How is the CSR Report made available? Please tick all that apply.

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* 4. Through which of the following social media channels does your company report or comment on the CSR areas listed in Question 2? Please tick all that apply.

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* 5. When thinking of the CSR disclosure that your company produces (this may be a CSR report, reference to standard or other reporting mechanism) why do you believe your organisation discloses this information?  Please indicate in order of priority and select up to three responses with 1 being the most important).

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* 6. When taking business decisions within your organisation which of the following CSR factors do you take into consideration? Please tick all that apply.

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* 7. In consideration of your answer to Q6, how do you take CSR factors into consideration? Please tick all that apply.

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* 8. Please explain why you consider it is important that CSR factors are used in your business decision making.

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* 9. Looking to the next 5 years how would you expect CSR data to be used in business decision making to progress? Please tick one box.

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* 10. Are you aware of, and does your company use, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to set CSR targets and measure performance? Please tick one box;

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* 11. In terms of your use of digital technology at work how would you describe yourself? Please tick one box.

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* 12. Do you see any benefits or problems accruing from greater adaptation of technology within the business you work for? Please tick all that apply.

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* 13. What is your view of how technology is used for decision making within the business where you work? Please tick all that apply.

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* 14. Do you see any benefits or problems accruing from greater application of technology in the CSR area within the business you work for? Please tick all that apply.

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* 15. How do you see the role of business in wider (civic) society? Which of the statements below do you most agree with? Please tick one box.

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* 16. How important is it for you to support civic society through volunteering your time or through supporting good causes in other ways? Please tick one box.

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* 17. How does your organisation provide opportunities for you to engage with civic society and other good causes? Please tick all that apply.

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* 18. Should the success of a business be measured in terms of more than just its financial performance? Please tick one box.

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* 19. When looking for information and advice to assist your business decision making who do you most trust to provide reliable information. Please tick one box.

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* 20. Please give the date when you completed your graduate training programme or the date when you expect to complete the programme.

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* 21. If you would like to receive a summary report of the research please write your name and e-mail address below:

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* 22. If you wish to be entered into the prize draw for a £100 iTunes voucher please tick this box and give your name and email address.

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