Ed tor’s Note
Some believe, corporate philanthropy is on the decline. Companies increasingly see themselves caught up between critics demanding higher levels of Corporate Social Responsibility and investors bulldozing to capitalize on short-term profits. This has led companies to become more strategic in their Corporate Social Responsibility. Increasingly, CSR is used as a form of promoting a company’s image through case-related or other high-profile charitable sponsorships. In the past decade, U.S. corporate spending on CSR jumped from $945 million in 2006 to an estimated $16 billion a year in 2016. Among these are some shining examples of companies which provide much-needed support to worthy causes, and in return increase their visibility and improve employee morale. The HR Digest’s ranking of ‘America’s Most Generous Companies’ shines light on companies with the highest CSR reputation. Plunge in! Among other things, we have, Workplace
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