Guest Post: Message in a Bottle – A note to the financial regulators on whistle-blower protection

Dr Alison Lui, Reader in Corporate and Financial Law at Liverpool John Moores University, contributes to today’s guest post: “Just a castaway An island lost at sea Another lonely day With no one here but me More loneliness Than any man could bear Rescue me before I fall into despair” Whilst whistle-blowers such as Paul … Continue reading Guest Post: Message in a Bottle – A note to the financial regulators on whistle-blower protection

#metoo and Corporate Investment Decision-Making: from “Weinstein clauses” to Gender-Lens Investing

In the article "The Lesson Taught by the Weinstein Scandal" I began to look at how the #metoo movement might come to affect company behaviour. A look at the trends that have emerged over just the past few months reveals a clear shift in approach. Companies and investors are developing an unprecedented sensitivity to #metoo issues … Continue reading #metoo and Corporate Investment Decision-Making: from “Weinstein clauses” to Gender-Lens Investing

Guest Post: Does Charles Dickens still have great expectations? The Benefit Companies and some lost opportunities

Dr Marco Cristiano Petrassi, lawyer at SZA LLP expert in the area of corporate and commercial law, contributes to today’s guest post: "To do business by acting ethically and to be ethical without renouncing profit," this is the oxymoron of Benefit Companies. As a result of the spreading worldwide of the American movement B-Corps, the Benefit Companies … Continue reading Guest Post: Does Charles Dickens still have great expectations? The Benefit Companies and some lost opportunities

Guest Post: Legal changes and paradigm shifts: what we need to get the benefits of whistleblowing

Greg Lawton, patient & medicines safety, data protection and healthcare policy consultant, contributes to today’s guest post. Greg, who worked for Boots between 2006 and 2015 and in his final role was part of the manpower planning team that assessed staffing levels in the company's pharmacies, resigned in 2015 after he took his concerns about … Continue reading Guest Post: Legal changes and paradigm shifts: what we need to get the benefits of whistleblowing

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

Guest Lecture: Mary Inman on Whistleblower Protection Law and Reward Programs (video)

It was a great privilege to have Mary Inman, who is a partner in Constantine Cannon's London Office specialized in representing whistleblowers worldwide, as a guest lecturer within my Corporate Governance and Globalization module at the University of East London. As I have recently mentioned in the article that focused on the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, … Continue reading Guest Lecture: Mary Inman on Whistleblower Protection Law and Reward Programs (video)

Guest Post: Why Compliance Programs Fail – And How to Fix Them

Hui Chen, Ethics and Compliance Advocate and former Compliance Counsel Expert for the U.S. Department of Justice, contributes today’s guest post with the assistance of Alaina Bird at Irell & Manella: Many corporate executives are rightly frustrated about paying immense and growing costs for compliance programs without seeing clear benefits. At many companies, strengthening compliance … Continue reading Guest Post: Why Compliance Programs Fail – And How to Fix Them