We all know I'm a skeptic of empirical analysis, so let's take this with a grain of salt, but it still seems interesting:
I find evidence that shareholders prefer political connectedness to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Choosing political connectedness with President Trump over CSR causes shareholder value to increase by $345 million per firm, on average. However, choosing CSR over political connectedness with Trump causes shareholders to lose $570 million on average, and as much as $1.8 billion, per firm. These results reveal an asymmetric response to the choice between political connectedness and CSR and support the view that CSR is an agency problem. Spillover also exists, as rival firms typically incur wealth gains (losses) when main firms choose political connectedness (CSR).
Carter, Kelly, Do Shareholders Prefer Political Connectedness or Corporate Social Responsibility?: Evidence from Letting Trump Be Trump (June 25, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3202561 or https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3202561