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The illusion of righteousness: corporate social responsibility practices of the alcohol industry

Sungwon Yoon and Tai-Hing Lam explore how Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a key promotion tool for the alcohol industry. Research has been relatively sparse on how the alcohol industry advances CSR in an attempt to facilitate underlying business interests, and in what ways the ongoing display of industry CSR impacts public health. This paper aims to investigate the alcohol industry’s recent CSR engagements and explain how CSR forms part of the industry’s wider political and corporate strategies. (Written by Sungwon Yoon and Tai-Hing Lam and published in biomedcentral.com)