Guest Post: The ‘gig economy’ on trial, raising CSR concerns

Prof. Stephen Hardy, Professor of Law and Head of Coventry Law School, contributes to today’s guest post: The term ‘gig economy’ refers to a free market system in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. This trend towards a gig economy has created a growth in independent contractors with … Continue reading Guest Post: The ‘gig economy’ on trial, raising CSR concerns

The DNA trap: DNA testing companies and the potential misuse of sensitive personal data

The ability of any firm to demonstrate that there are robust ethical frameworks within it, intertwined with essential governance and corporate social responsibility is critical. Over the last decade and a half, a new form of firms known as DNA testing and genealogical companies has arrived on the radar of those who want to understand … Continue reading The DNA trap: DNA testing companies and the potential misuse of sensitive personal data

#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: 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

Guest Post: Investigating allegations against celebrities: New standards for media corporations? The decision of the High Court in Richard v BBC

We are pleased to welcome back Dr Steve Foster, Principal Lecturer in Law at Coventry University Law School, who contributes the following guest post: Introduction In a long-awaited judgment on celebrity privacy and press freedom, in Richard v BBC [2018] EWHC 1837 (Ch), the High Court awarded over £200.000 in damages against the BBC for their … Continue reading Guest Post: Investigating allegations against celebrities: New standards for media corporations? The decision of the High Court in Richard v BBC

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