How to choose a consultant in Corporate Social Responsibility (C.S.R.)?

Updated: Apr 10

Demands create markets and vice versa.

Nowadays, not least due to public demand there is a significant incentive for companies to become more socially responsible (or, at the very least, to be perceived as such).

Numerous companies and individuals offer Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) services and choosing the right one can be tricky.

Forbes has published a list of hints to look out for.[1]

The article may be seven years old already but has lost none of its pertinence.

Normally we present other people in this our little blog - Inter alia, our serie "Leaders in sustainability".
Now we are going to present ourselves, showing how we fit the various criteria pointed out in the article mentioned above – in short, we are going to brag !

1) Depth and breadth of experience

The question you should ask a potential CSR consultant is not only "Have you done this before?" but also

"Have you done this in different contexts?"

This will tell you whether the consultant in question will be intellectually flexible enough to adapt to the particularities of your situation.

And have we in Trianon Scientific Communication done that? Yes, we have!

2) Passion and inspiration

Being passionate and inspiring about what you do is the golden cow to dance around and while a passionate attitude can lead to extraordinary results it is by no way a guarantee.

A healthy mixture of attitude and track record is what to look out for.

And do we here in Trianon Scientific Communication have such a healthy mix? Yes, we do!

3) Diversity

Whether your decision to implement CSR in your organisation stems from conviction or just a grudging acceptance of realities - seek a consulting company that is diverse in itself.

A broad range of perspectives is the best basis for informed decisions.

And are we here at Trianon Scientific Communication diverse? Yes, we are!

4) Other expertise

Look out for companies who have got practical and technical expertise in other fields as well.

If you are looking into CSR for your company look for a consultant who has got expertise in closely related fields such as green technology or environmental legislation as well.

And do we here at Trianon Scientific Communication have expertise from outside our core fields? Yes, we do!

Now, if you would like to find out how our expertise, our experience, and our diversity of backgrounds could help you in your company, your projects, your endeavours... don't hesitate to contact us!

Trianon Scientific Communication
+32 487 07 81 80


[1] (last accessed on November 1st, 2020)