Sincerity and corporate philanthropy


Podcast "Philanthropy in question(s)" - Episode 24

Sincerity in corporate philanthropy - Cuypers, Koh & Wang

Beyond asking "if" companies should engage in philanthropy, the question raised in this podcast is "how" to act so that this philanthropy also has a positive impact on the company.

Anne Monier, researcher at the ESSEC Philanthropy Chair, presents in this episode an article by Ilya Cuypers, Ping-Sheng Koh and Heli Wang published in 2016 in the journal Organization Science: "Sincerity in Corporate Philanthropy, Stakeholder Perceptions and Firm Value"

The authors explore how, depending on the type of philanthropic activity and the characteristics of the firm, corporate philanthropy affects differently stakeholders' perceptions of it - and therefore the firm's value. 

One of the main interests of this research is to show that being recognized as a "sincere" philanthropist is crucial for such actions to have an impact on the company's value.

The five main ideas of the article:

Anne Monier presents in this episode the five main ideas of this research article:

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