Tag Archives: Corporate Social Responsibility

A Corporate Disaster Is Corporate Irresponsibility

(The first of a six part series.) Natural disasters—hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes—are unavoidable. Prudent, responsible companies in disaster-prone locations make contingency plans to mitigate the impact of a natural disaster, even if the likelihood of one occurring is small. Man-made corporate … Continue reading

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Making Employee Corporate Social Responsibility Personal

In 1970 the most influential economist of the day, Milton Freidman, wrote what became a famous article for The New York Times Magazine. In “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits” Friedman asserted that beyond operating ethically … Continue reading

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Conflicting Social Responsibilities Makes For Tough Decision-Making

A new book, “The Moral Arc” by Michael Shermer, explores the evolution of moral thinking and behavior. At the time our country was founded, for example, something unthinkable today—human slavery—was accepted as normal and routine in many quarters. At an … Continue reading

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Big Banks Make A Responsible Decision, For A Change

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that a fraud prevention business, Early Warning Services, LLC, has stopped doing business with payday loan companies. Early Warning provides services that include bank account and balance verification. Its customers are lenders. It … Continue reading

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Squaring Corporate Tax Responsibility With Social Responsibility

We learned last week that documents were leaked revealing that thirty-five major U.S. companies engaged in tax-reducing strategies involving use of complex financial structures in Luxembourg. Among the companies are big-league names like Disney and Koch Industries. The release of … Continue reading

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Google, Amazon, Drones, And Corporate Responsibility

A few months back Amazon announced that it was developing drones to be used for faster delivery. Mom will be able to order a package of diapers and have it dropped on her doorstep minutes later. Amazon says drones will … Continue reading

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