In 2014, India became the first country in the world to mandate corporate social responsibility (CSR) spending. CSR in India isn’t about making one-time charitable donations – it has a higher purpose of giving back to the community and creating positive social change. The mandate has made Indian corporates think more proactively about social issues in India and focus their ideas of business responsibility and purpose.

In this article, ADP Rethink traces the evolution of CSR in India as it goes from being a regulation to redefining corporate citizenship.