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'Pure altruism is rarely achieved - but keeping a responsible strategy pays off'

Start-ups and enterprises in Ireland are becoming more socially responsible, writes Leanna Byrne

9th June, 2017
Pic: Getty

Profit or purpose? It’s the age old question that has been plaguing business boffins since Milton Friedman argued that “there is one and only one social responsibility of business - to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits.”

Any start-up founder will know that it’s difficult enough making a business succeed on its own without having to think about changing the world at the same time....

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