Sent to Professor Aneel Karnani at his email address at Michigan: email@example.com
" Dear Professor Karnani
Your op ed in the Wall Street Journal was incomprehensible to most, saddening to many and ridiculous to several. It generated much comment.
You may have seen a range of responses :
My own response: http://bit.ly/dwvaOc
Aman Singh : http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/blogs/entry-detail/?blog_id=1462&entry_id=11749
James Epstein Reeves on Forbes : http://blogs.forbes.com/csr/2010/08/24/an-open-letter-to-the-journal-why-csr-is-good-for-shareholders-and-society/ :
Perry Goldschein: http://sdialogue.com/csr/the-case-against-csr-not-four-csr-myths-debunked/
The New York Observer : http://www.observer.com/2010/daily-transom/wsj-be-evil
The Inspired Economist : http://inspiredeconomist.com/2010/08/24/wsj-the-illusion-of-csr/
Ashley Hamilton http://blog.ashleyhamilton.ca/2010/08/csr-is-not-dead.html#more
Leon Kaye http://www.triplepundit.com/2010/08/the-case-against-csr-aneel-karnani-government-regulation/?utm
Mag Shapiro http://www.socialcapitalsa.com/sustainablemags/csr-is-business/
Nathan Sherdoff http://www.triplepundit.com/2010/08/the-case-for-corporate-social-responsibility-aneel-karnani/
Aron Cramer: http://blog.bsr.org/2010/08/wsj-takes-aim-atcorporate.html
Dave Douglas: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2010/08/24/perils-oversimplifying-csr
Nathan Bomey: http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/university-of-michigan-professors-case-against-corporate-responsibility-in-wsj-is-incomprehensible-e/
to name but a few.
I was wondering if you would be kind enough to publish a response to all these critics of your position. As a Professor in a respected business school, your voice has the potential to be of great influence.
I will publish your response, if you reply directly to me, otherwise I, and many others, would be happy to see your response on the WSJ or elsewhere.
Many thanks, elaine cohen"
Now that Aneel Karnani is famous, will he respond ?
elaine cohen, CSR consultant, Sustainabilty Reporter, HR Professional, Ice Cream Addict. Contact me via www.twitter.com/elainecohen on Twitter or via my business website www.b-yond.biz/en (BeyondBusiness, an inspired CSR consulting and Sustainability Reporting firm)