For the last 50 or more years, American corporations have viewed prioritizing profits for their shareholders as a key to a successful business model. However, on August 19 th , a spokesperson for the Business Roundtable, the most influential lobbying organization for large corporations, revealed that these companies are now changing their business model to focus on all stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, and members of the community. Just weeks later, on September 3 rd , Wal-Mart released a statement saying they will stop supplying firearms and equipment used in mass shooting and made a call on Congress to consider new bans to assault type weapons. These back to back statements signify an acknowledgement by America’s largest corporations that a major shift is necessary to recent US business practices. What motivated a change in these companies to conduct themselves as community-minded institutions?