Pioneering a People-Centered Approach to Corporate Philanthropy

Pioneering a People-Centered Approach to Corporate Philanthropy

How making the improvement of human lives around the globe a top priority can be a means to succeeding as a business.
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In 1943, long before corporate social responsibility (CSR) became a catchphrase, Johnson & Johnson Chairman Robert Wood Johnson wrote the company’s now-famous “Our Credo,” which states that the company must be “responsible to the communities in which we live and work and to the world community as well.” While language like this is commonplace in corporate America today, when Johnson wrote those words, it was considered extraordinary for a company to put people before profit, and to claim that an obligation to help better society was embedded in its mission.

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