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Keeping Score on Community Investment

by David P. Norton; Robert S. Kaplan

Jan 1, 2004

Companies must continually earn the right to operate in the communities and countries in which they produce and sell. National and local regulations -- on the environment, on employee health and safety, and on hiring and employment practices -- impose standards on companies' operations. At a minimum, to avoid shutdowns or expensive litigation, companies must comply with all these regulations on business practices.