Are Good Works Good Business?

January 19, 2011 at 7:08 PM Leave a comment

Via Triple Pundit, we learn that Harvard Business Review is lauding Goldman Sachs, Nike, and Intel for effective corporate philanthropy. The article summarizes notable efforts by the three companies, and raises the central conundrum of corporate philanthropy:

[The corporations] approaches look very much like strategic business initiatives. Is it corporate social responsibility or just smart philanthropy?

The author’s answer seems to be “both,” saying the three “have certainly raised the philanthropic bar, and created a strategic business model for others to follow.”

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Entry filed under: Corporate Philanthropy & CSR.

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