Compassion is an altruistic human emotion, allowing those with it the ability to feel another person’s suffering as if it was their own. This does not mean self-sacrificial tendencies must follow but that greater good will come from an important human emotion born from natural, social experiences.
Unfortunately, business culture more often than not fails to see it this way. A business decision in modern society generally means a decision made for the greater good of the company but at the expense of the community. These decisions are short-sighted and do not always give the company a competitive edge.