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Balancing Social Corporate Responsibility and the Bottom Line [Podcast]

May 4, 2021

What role do corporations play in a functioning democracy? In each administration, the answers seem to change. The Trump administration offered big companies big tax breaks – and the taxes companies pay are sure to change under the Biden administration.

But beyond money — fundamentally – what role should companies play in society? Is there a way to encourage companies to be more socially responsible? Listen to a conversation about this topic in the most recent episode of the Policy 360 podcast:

[Episode transcript]

Guest: Stan Litow is the author of The Challenge for Business and Society: From Risk to Reward. At IBM he led the global corporate social responsibility program. Litow now teaches graduate courses at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University on the role of corporations in society and the politics of education. He has held high level positions for the Mayor and Governor of New York, and served as New York City’s Deputy Schools Chancellor.