Our history

The idea of a CRS professional body was conceived by members of the Corporate Responsibility Group (CRG).

CRG - established in 1987 - championed responsible business practice amongst organisations committed to CRS. It supported pioneering practitioners from companies including Marks and Spencer, Alliance Boots and IBM.

ICRS was formally launched by Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf on 9 July 2014. In January 2015, CRG members moved under the Institute's banner, allowing it to serve both individuals and organisations.

We would like to thank our Lead Supporter, the City of London Corporation, our seventeen Founding Supporters and our team of dedicated volunteers for their funding and pro bono support in establishing the Institute.

Lead Supporter

                                                       

Founding Supporters

 

In-kind Supporters

We would also like to thank the following organisations for their generous assistance:

     
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