The Paradox of Corporate Philanthropy

I sympathize with companies that do their best to demonstrate to society that they are good corporate citizens. In the past, the norm was for companies to contribute to any possible charity to demonstrate that they have a conscience, despite heavy criticism for the negative impacts their business has on society. But these companies have received a lot of slack for contributing to causes that have little or nothing to do with their business, claiming that they are doing so as a cover up for what constitutes their daily core operations as a business. In response, companies have worked to connect their philanthropic endeavors with their core products and services. Wal-Mart gives millions in

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