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Ozay Ozaydin

Researcher/Professor, Dogus University


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Do you think it is ethical for a company to use its corporate responsibility work in its advertisements?

There are some really good corporate responsibility works going on and we know this because the companies running those works also runs ads for them.
This creates a dilemma, shouldn't those works be for the good of the public only? Don't the companies get any financial benefit as a result of those ads?
Or do you think it is OK just as long as the public benefits from the charitable work?


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      Jun 9 2013: Well in Islam there is also a very similar saying, roughly translated as "The one hand should not see the other hand giving"

      I think it should not be advertised unless the ad has the sole purpose of inspiring others to help people.

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