Guest Post: The UK’s voluntary Living Wage and its contribution to building a better economy and ethical business

Dr Andrea Werner, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Management Leadership & Organisations of the Middlesex University Business School, contributes to today’s guest post: In 2017, nearly 5 million people in the UK earned less than two-thirds than the poverty threshold of two-thirds of median hourly wage, an indication that despite low unemployment figures a significant proportion of the UK … Continue reading Guest Post: The UK’s voluntary Living Wage and its contribution to building a better economy and ethical business

The Lesson Taught by the Weinstein Scandal: a Case for the Implementation of CSR Measures against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Introduction In the mere ten months that have passed since the New York Times broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long sexual harassment and assault, the “Weinstein scandal” has prompted an unprecedented public outcry, breathing global force into movements for social change (#metoo and Time’s Up to name a few). Harvey Weinstein has become emblematic … Continue reading The Lesson Taught by the Weinstein Scandal: a Case for the Implementation of CSR Measures against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The alarming rise in the costs of drugs and the irresponsible behavior of pharmaceutical companies

Among all existing industries, the pharmaceutical sector is differentiated by the unique feature that it aims to fight diseases and conditions, thus directly contributing to the improvement of lives across the globe. With a focus on a basic human need such as health, pharmaceuticals have proven to be a highly profitable, prosperous, and ever-growing industry. … Continue reading The alarming rise in the costs of drugs and the irresponsible behavior of pharmaceutical companies

Silencing Human Rights and Environmental Defenders: The overuse of Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (SLAPP) by Corporations

Over the last few years, more and more corporations have used litigation as a tool to attack the credibility of human rights and environmental defenders. This phenomenon is part of what has been labelled, Strategic Litigation against Public Participation; more commonly referred to as SLAPP.  SLAPP is increasingly used by corporations against individuals, or civil … Continue reading Silencing Human Rights and Environmental Defenders: The overuse of Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (SLAPP) by Corporations

Debate on corporate corruption in the light of the 24-year sentence imposed to Park Guen-Hye in South Korea

Yesterday, I participated in an interview-debate on TRT World television, which is Turkey’s first international English-language news network with a global audience of over 260 million households. The debate was part of The Newsmakers, which is TRT World's flagship current affairs programme, and focused on the fight against corruption in the light of the 24-year sentence imposed … Continue reading Debate on corporate corruption in the light of the 24-year sentence imposed to Park Guen-Hye in South Korea

Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data breach: A corporate social responsibility analysis

Cambridge Analytica, which is at the center of a huge Facebook data breach, has come under scrutiny for its role in interfering with our democratic processes on both sides of the Atlantic, meddling in Brexit Referendum and Donald Trump’s election. The shattering revelations that have emerged in the latest days about the corporate misconducts carried … Continue reading Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data breach: A corporate social responsibility analysis

Corporate America and Mass Shootings: A Tale of Corporate Social Irresponsibility

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School carnage of February 2018 is yet another appalling tragedy that occurred in the United States due to the current regulations on the commercialization of assault weapons. Seventeen people – children and adults – were killed when the 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz entered the high school armed with an AR-15 rifle … Continue reading Corporate America and Mass Shootings: A Tale of Corporate Social Irresponsibility