Josh Bornstein – Working for the Brand: How Corporations are Silencing Employees (video)

On the 23rd of November 2020, Josh Bornstein (Principal Lawyer at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers) gave his presentation during the seminar of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog’s End-of-Year Seminar Series 2020 entitled “CSR, Whistleblowing and Human Rights” and organized by Dr. Costantino Grasso, Dr. Dawn Carpenter, and Dr. Luca d’Ambrosio. The series has been organised in … Continue reading Josh Bornstein – Working for the Brand: How Corporations are Silencing Employees (video)

Mary Inman – Do Financial Incentives for Whistleblowers Work? The Global Expansion of Whistleblower Reward Programs (video)

On the 26th of October 2020, Mary Inman (Lawyer and Partner at Constantine Cannon LLP) gave her presentation during the second seminar of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog’s End-of-Year Seminar Series 2020 entitled “CSR, Whistleblowing and Human Rights” and organized by Dr. Costantino Grasso, Dr. Dawn Carpenter, and Dr. Luca d’Ambrosio. The series has been organised … Continue reading Mary Inman – Do Financial Incentives for Whistleblowers Work? The Global Expansion of Whistleblower Reward Programs (video)

The FinCEN Files: Leakers and Whistleblowers Combating Economic Crime

  *** Download the article as a PDF *** Introduction Following a series of damning and damaging leaks from the financial services industry over the past several years, there has been a commitment to alter conduct and ensure accountability within the industry, however, following the latest FinCEN leaks it is evident this is not the … Continue reading The FinCEN Files: Leakers and Whistleblowers Combating Economic Crime

How to Enhance Social Responsibility with Seemingly Irresponsible Behavior

*** Download the article as a PDF *** Introduction To be socially responsible, organizations must deliver value for investors and society. Yet despite the growth in corporate social responsibility (CSR), many major challenges such as tropical deforestation and climate change are greater today than when the CSR movement began accelerating in the 1990s. The problem … Continue reading How to Enhance Social Responsibility with Seemingly Irresponsible Behavior

Towards a socially responsible approach to the duty of care? A comparative approach to the Shell cases in UK and Netherlands

Introduction Recent legal developments in European countries challenge the principle of separate legal personality by extending liability to parent companies for harm caused by the operation of foreign countries. This post focuses on some cases brought before the Netherlands and English courts. These cases involve Nigerian residents and farmers seeking compensation from both Dutch and … Continue reading Towards a socially responsible approach to the duty of care? A comparative approach to the Shell cases in UK and Netherlands

The Ontario anti-SLAPP legislation and the right to free and open expression on matters of public interest

In recent times, it has emerged that corporations are increasingly using ordinary legal instruments to hush human rights and environmental defenders. Such a phenomenon, which is known as "Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP)," is based on the extreme asymmetry in the balance of forces between corporations and activists. The misuse of legal actions to … Continue reading The Ontario anti-SLAPP legislation and the right to free and open expression on matters of public interest

Artificial Intelligence, Gender Bias, and the Responsibility of Tech Companies

A renewed impetus in the gender debate – propelled by Fourth-Wave Feminism and most notably by the #metoo movement – is leading us to re-evaluate accepted practices of the past and rectify problematic practices that have spilled over into the present (see also the previous article on #metoo and Corporate Investment). But what about the … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence, Gender Bias, and the Responsibility of Tech Companies

Guest Post: Desire for a Return to “Original Social Responsibility”

Dr. Rod Wallace contributes to today’s guest post. He is a Fulbright Fellow, economist, consultant, and speaker who helps businesses make more money by solving society’s problems. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) can be more than society crying for help. It can also represent a fundamentally new approach to creating profit that will enhance investor return … Continue reading Guest Post: Desire for a Return to “Original Social Responsibility”