The Social Contract in Business Ethics


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If a business is to be neutral, who should give out charity?

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1. What is an example of Corporate Social Responsibility?

2. Which of these is an example of philanthropy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The philanthropic efforts of a business must be managed carefully. This quiz and worksheet will assess how much you know about a business's overall goals and methods of giving to charity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll be tested on:

  • Ways in which businesses interact with the community through philanthropy
  • Examples of corporate social responsibility
  • How a business can remain neutral with its charitable giving

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - pull important information from the associated lesson text on who can give to charity in a neutral business
  • Defining key concepts - select the correct definition of important phrases such as the social contract of business
  • Information recall - show that you remember facts about the goal of a business and examples of philanthropy

Additional Learning

To expand your understanding of the social contract theory as it applies to business, read the lesson called The Social Contract in Business Ethics. This lesson focuses on the following topics to further your learning:

  • The definition of the phrase philanthropic purposes
  • How corporate giving affects society
  • What might happen if there was no corporate social responsibility