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Does Corporate Social Responsibility Increase Profits?

It is generally held that corporate social responsibility (CSR) could increase company profits and thus most large companies are actively engaged in it. But few executives and managers are aware of the research on this important subject. Analyst Ron Robins takes a look at what’s been written.

The “Dark Side” of Independent Board Members

Independent directors have strong incentives to quit a company’s board precisely when they are most needed, creating an economically significant “dark side” affecting future performance, according to an academic study. The study found that in the wake of surprise outside director departures firms have worse stock and accounting performance as well as a greater likelihood of earnings restatements and shareholder lawsuits.