What Corporate Philanthropy Can - and Cannot - Tell Us About Social Performance

Friday, August 14, 2015

Clara Miller, President of the F.  B. Heron Foundation, writes in the Huffington Post about her foundation’s research on the degree to which a company’s philanthropy signifies good social performance. They found that the existence of a philanthropic activity (a foundation, community giving, etc.) was often a false positive for a company's environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.  Miller explains why that might not be such a bad thing.

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