Offices of Corporate Stewardship

20 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2008 Last revised: 21 Sep 2010

Date Written: November 23, 2008


Stewardship is defined and considered in the context of offices and cultural typology. Five specific offices inherent to corporate organization and function, as well as four "ideologies" of corporate purpose, are discussed within the stewardship framework. A Goldman Sachs study of corporate governance and environmental and social responsibility is examined with implications for stewardship, practiced and labeled for what it is, and not as charity or philanthropy.

Keywords: stewardship, corporations, cultural typology, legal theory, honor, dignity

JEL Classification: B12, B19, D71, L21

Suggested Citation

Herrman, Charles S., Offices of Corporate Stewardship (November 23, 2008). Available at SSRN: or

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