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Integrity Moments - Sept. 6, 2010

  • 2010 Sep 06


Is Social Responsibility Profitable? 
By Rick Boxx
September 6, 2010

Dr. Aneel Karnani, a University of Michigan professor, built a case against corporate social responsibility in a Wall Street Journal article. He claimed, "More often, profits and social welfare are at odds, and executives can't be expected to heed the call for social responsibility at the expense of shareholders."

In his stated opinion, social responsibility is best accomplished via government regulation.

Dr. Karnani's approach overlooks something King David understood. In 1 Chronicles 29:11-12 he wrote, "Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things."

David knew that putting God, and His interests, first produces better results over all. If you abide in God's presence He can show you how profits and social responsibility coexist.

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