Corporations have duties beyond profit

We need good rules to ensure business titans play fair by workers and consumers

One of the non-profits WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton founded after he left Facebook was Signal. PHOTO: AFP
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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton walked away from US$850 million (S$1.1 billion) worth of stock when he left Facebook in late 2017.

He and co-founder Jan Koum had sold WhatsApp, the world's biggest messaging service, to Facebook for US$22 billion in 2014.

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