"We have given corporations dominion over the sustaining of our lives. They have become sovereign citizens and we have become consumers. They concentrate power and wealth. They design and shape our society and world. They carve our goals and aspirations. They shape our thoughts and our language. They create images and metaphors of our time, which our children use to define their world and their lives. In other words: what corporations do well, what corporations are designed to be, is the problem." - Richard Grossman
In Chapter 4 (see attachment below) of David Loy's Great Awakening: a Buddhist Social Theory he reflects on what the past teaches us about corporations and their responsibilities.