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Korean Middle Class Comparatively Stingy with Charitable Donations

Korean Middle Class Comparatively Stingy with Charitable Donations

SEJONG, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — According to Statistics Korea, the percentage of household expenditures devoted to charitable donations from middle-income families was lower than that of poorer families, which means middle class families spent more money on themselves compared to those of lower economic status. The average amount of money donated to “non-profit organizations” [...]

Conglomerates Cut Back on Charity Donations Despite Better Profits

Conglomerates Cut Back on Charity Donations Despite Better Profits

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Charity donations by leading conglomerates have shrunk more than 13 percent in 2017 from last year despite business profits fattening their pockets, data showed Wednesday. Donation cuts by Samsung Group were the most striking, according to the data provided by corporate management tracker CEO Score. Samsung Electronics reduced its [...]

Foreign Businesses in South Korea Stingy with Charitable Donations

Foreign Businesses in South Korea Stingy with Charitable Donations

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Corporate analysis website CEO Score revealed in its latest report that foreign businesses are thrifty with corporate philanthropy, donating on average a mere 0.05 percent of their total sales here. Instead, 75.9 percent of their profits were paid as dividends to their head offices back home. According to the [...]

Samsung’s Newfound Virtue and Changes to Come

Samsung’s Newfound Virtue and Changes to Come

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Following allegations against Samsung Group and its role in President Park Geun-hye’s corruption scandal, and the subsequent arrest of its de facto leader Lee Jae-yong, Korea’s largest conglomerate decided to abolish its future strategy office while introducing a stringent screening procedure for any donations exceeding 1 billion won ($885,347) [...]

Samsung Electronics Sets New Rule for Donations After Scandal

Samsung Electronics Sets New Rule for Donations After Scandal

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The board of Samsung Electronics Co. approved a new clause on Friday that aims to make donations more transparent, after Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong was arrested over his alleged role in the influence-peddling scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.  Under the new rule, any plans [...]