Can Military Suppliers and Defense Contractors be Good Corporate Citizens?

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Can Military Suppliers and Defense Contractors be Good Corporate Citizens?
Is it possible for a corporation that is a military arms supplier or a defense contractor to be a good corporate citizen? In today’s world, that means following a set of principles known as “Corporate Social Responsibility” or CSR. CSR “promotes a vision of business accountability to a wide range of stakeholders, besides shareholders and investors. Key areas of concern are environmental protection and the wellbeing of employees, the community and civil society in general, both now and in the future.”
While many companies worldwide have bought into the concept of corporate social responsibility, many people believe that by the nature of their business some industries...
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