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Why Could Marrying Philanthropy With Executive Compensation End In Divorce?

Why do some firms seem to attract more media disapproval than others when it comes to CEO compensation perceived as excessive? And, crucially, do CEO attempts at philanthropy of the kind seen recently after the Notre Dame fire in Paris, ward off such media onslaughts to the former – or catalyze them?

HEC Paris strategy and business policy professor Georg Wernicke responds to both these questions in an op-ed published on Forbes.