Did the recession kill CSR programs?

Remember when the economy was humming? People had jobs and overpriced, about-to-be crippling mortgages and credit card debt, and the hot topic among many communicators was corporate social responsibility (CSR). What happened to those days? “From 2003 to 2008, CSR grew along with other nice-to-haves such as corporate meetings, green buildings and skunkworks programs,” author Tim Sanders wrote for Advertising Age . “When the recession slammed the economy last fall, only the profit center …

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