Updated October 9 at 11:09am

Corporate conscientiousness

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

Corporate conscientiousness


Does your company support or engage in corporate social responsibility initiatives, such as fair trade, community engagement and awareness of environmental impact?

• Yes – 83.9%

• No – 16.1%

If so, how?

• Through our business strategy – 55.2%

• Through philanthropic efforts – 48.3%

• Through advocacy – 44.8%

• Other – 24.1%

• Does not apply – 10.3%

Do you think consumers value companies that support these efforts?

• Yes – 93.5%

• No – 6.5%

Do you think job candidates are more likely to pursue employment with companies that support corporate social responsibility?

• Yes – 48.4%

• No – 6.5%

• Not necessarily – 45.2%


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