CEOs with Daughters are More Committed to CSR: New Report

Business leaders who are the fathers of daughters spend more time and money on corporate social responsibility than those without daughters. That’s the startling conclusion of a new report that analyzed 379 CEOs of the S&P 500 index. “Shaped By Their Daughters: Executives, Female Socialization, and Corporate Social Responsibility,” the study’s research is an eye-opener with all sorts of gender implications. Key finding: “male CEOs with daughters were one-third more likely to make CSR decisions like their female counterparts,” and their decisions totaled nearly $60 million, over 13 percent of firms’ median income. There’s much more—this is a story where more is more—and you can get the details in an in-depth, thought-provoking Forbes blog.

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