In the Freakonomics podcast, "Is Good Corporate Citizenship Also Good for the Bottom-Line?", Stephen Dubner speaks
to the mounting evidence that long term planning targeting strategies that promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) result in both strong financial reporting results (accounting) and stock market performance. Please review Dubner's podcast and associated links to the studies he references, with particular focus on the weblinks to the UN Global Compact list of companies recognized for their CSR performance. Which company most surprised you to be on the Compact list, and which company most surprised you to be dropped from the Compact list? Why (on both companies)?
Whirlpool Corporation is an active participant of the UN Global Compact and joined... View the full answer