The Role of Philanthropy in Corporate Responsibility

As regular readers of my blog may have divined, I have struggled with the role of philanthropy and even volunteering within corporate responsibility. When I say this, I hear sharp intakes of breath from not only my fellow practitioners but I am sure from many wonderful non-profits who depend on corporate funding for some of their critically required activities.

I don’t underestimate the importance and value of the money and the services community investment enables.  But, I believe that how companies both make and spend our money has a far bigger impact on society and the environment than how we …

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