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Unilever’s push to promote sustainable living: laudable or self-serving? Add to ...

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To Milton Friedman, the American damn-the-regulators economist beloved by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, the “one social responsibility of a business” was to increase profits—end of story. That philosophy dominated business for decades. But 10 years after Friedman went to the great stock market in the sky, more than a few companies, big and small, are taking a different view.

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