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Corporate Philanthropy


Innovative ways that corporations can be more philanthropic and socially responsible

Why Business Won’t
Save the World
Michael Edwards

A Mandarin’s Lament

SMALL CHANGE: Why Business Won't Save the World by Michael Edwards

Reviewed By Doug Bauer | 12 | Spring 2010

Fun for a Change

Volkswagen believes that doing the right thing—taking the stairs, reducing litter, and driving an eco-friendly car—can be pleasurable and desirable.

By Aaron Dalton | 1 | Spring 2010

Grow Your Own

Forget about luring big companies with tax incentives and subsidized space. Chris Gibbons focuses Littleton, Colorado's efforts on growing home-town businesses.

By Anne Stuhldreher | Winter 2010

The Pepsi Spirit—of Giving Back

Pepsi's free CSR: enrolling more than 27,000 of its U.S. employees in the Wireless AMBER Alert Program.

By Jennifer Roberts | Spring 2009
THE BLUE WAY: How to Profit
by Investing in a Better World
Daniel de Faro Adamson
& Joe Andrew

Review: The Blue Way

Reviewed By Jennifer Roberts | Spring 2008

Creating Game-Changing CSR

Sidebar to "Changing the Game:" tips for developing a CSR program.

By Mark Kramer & John Kania | 1 | Spring 2006

Rethinking Corporate Philanthropy

Exploiting core competencies is only half the story.

By Alessandra Bianchi | Spring 2006

Philanthropy, Inc.

How today’s corporate donors want their gifts to help the bottom line.

By Keith Epstein | Summer 2005

Hidden Agenda

Corporations give away billions each year, but what’s the real reason why?

By Gerald Burstyn | Spring 2005

Golden Opportunity

When a Canadian multinational laid off hundreds of gold miners in South Africa, it went many extra miles to help them get back on their feet.

By Wayne Dunn | Winter 2004