Solo City's Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs): A Case Study on Achieving Sustainable Development through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

  • Susilaningtyas Budiana Kurniawati Tunas Pembangunan University, Surakarta, Indonesia
Keywords: entrepreneurial sustainability, local economic development, socially responsible enterprises, stakeholder engagement, sustainable business practices


This study investigates the dynamic interplay between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector in Surakarta City. The formulation of the problem revolves around understanding how CSR practices among MSMEs strategically align with the broader principles of environmental, social, and economic responsibilities and how these initiatives contribute to the realization of SDGs. The primary aim of this research is to provide insights into the comprehensive impact of CSR in MSMEs, specifically within the unique socio-economic context of Surakarta City, and to examine the strategic alignment of these initiatives with the SDGs. Employing a qualitative research approach, the study draws on empirical data to discern patterns in CSR practices, emphasizing employee welfare, market inclusivity, and environmentally sustainable operations. The findings underscore the proactive commitment of MSMEs in Surakarta City to contribute meaningfully to SDGs related to economic growth, poverty alleviation, and environmental preservation. This research concludes that the dynamic strategies employed by MSMEs showcase their potential as catalysts for positive change, not only within the local community but also on a broader scale. The implications of this study extend to policymakers and stakeholders, emphasizing the need to recognize and support the integral role of MSMEs in fostering a more sustainable, socially responsible, and inclusive economic landscape. The insights generated from this research provide valuable guidance for formulating policies that encourage and enhance CSR practices, thereby advancing the broader goals of sustainable development.


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Kurniawati, S. B. (2024). Solo City’s Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs): A Case Study on Achieving Sustainable Development through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). ICEETE Conference Series, 1(1), 52-61. Retrieved from
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