Chase Case Study

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The company I have selected to evaluate for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is Chase. This powerful banking organization has been a cornerstone in the banking world for years and given the already tepid public opinion towards wealthy institutions it is no wonder that Chase has been listed on American 's list of the most despised companies. Recent developments have not aided their case. In the ensuing essay, I will evaluate various aspects of the business as well as explain where this hatred is stemming from.
Brief History of Chase
In order to have a proper understanding and visual of Chase, I will begin with a brief history of the organization. The name and division of Chase banking is a subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase and classified as one of the largest four banks in the United States. This was not always the case. The parent company JPMorgan traces it origins and evolution as far back as 1799 and the Bank of Manhattan Company. The Chase portion of JPMorgan has a similarly intertwined history filled with mergers and acquisitions. More recently, in 1955, two banks, The Bank of the Manhattan Company
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Chase has been involved in community involvement from very early on in the organization’s history. It was not called CSR at the time and was not as philanthropic as it is today, but, never the less, it existed. The form it existed in was what would later be interpreted as rugged individualism. The banking impact and the effect credit has on growing capital and economies was the greatest of Chase early efforts. As was the trend with the United States, they were a cornerstone creditor in giving individual entrepreneurs a chance. Chase in its early forms survived by the United States’ side serving to build her economy. More recently in the last 20 to 30 years, CSR got a more modern appearance with employer sponsored national day of philanthropy and other trailblazing

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