The Greening of Corporate America

We’ve all seen the new image ads of various corporations claiming to be leading the charge in making the world a better place.  We create better regulation and market governance if we remind ourselves that public corporations are inherently amoral (but not immoral) entities. Their mission is to make profits for their shareholders, not clean up the earth; any social or environmental benefits are either part of a profit-seeking strategy or ancillary benefits.  The folks at “The Onion” lampoon the many coporations that proclaim, “we’re all environmentalists now.”

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