This paper sought for a deeper understanding in the notions of CSR in accordancewith the demand from the society for a more beneficial existence of a corporationin Indonesia. Provided that the society and government had laready have the samelogic in accepting CSR, what we are seeking to explain in this paper is on thequestion of how and what kind of role society and government provide toincentifize and sustain the active role of company in doing their CSR. Upon thiscase we took two examples of company, the RAPP, ltd (Riau Pulp and Paper) asthe branch corporation of the larger APRIL (Asia Pacific ResourcesInternational Limited) and Lapindo Brantas Ltd. In this paper we also elaboratethe notion of
relation between the government-civil society-capital.Upon our conclusion we find out that in terms of achievements done, RAPP was better than Lapindo in implementing their CSR, Riaupulp was able to lure thesociety’s and district government’s support when at the same time Lapindo wascrucified. Somehow we find that it was up to the company’s own goodwill toenforce the CSR in this country because both the society and the governmentsomehow remain indifferent to unite in observing the role of CSR. The society arenot strongly bound and the government could be no more than a lame watchdog.
CSR, Tripartite relationship, Government’s role, Society’s role, RAPP ltd, Lapindo Brantas inc.