Fighting fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic: A CSR-based approach

Download the article as a PDF Introduction In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, fraudsters and scammers have taken the maxim “never waste a good crisis” to heart.  With anxiety and uncertainty rampant, consumers are highly vulnerable to fraud and deceptive economic practices. A report in the Wall Street Journal noted that the U.S. Federal … Continue reading Fighting fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic: A CSR-based approach

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

Death from the inside: An analysis of the murderous business strategy of Takata corporation

* The editorial board would like to give a special thank you to Takata's whistle-blower - Mark Lillie - for checking for inaccuracies in this post *   Takata Kabushiki Gaisha (Takata Corp) was a company established in 1933 by the Takada family which manufactured automotive parts such as seatbelts, airbag systems, child restraint systems, and … Continue reading Death from the inside: An analysis of the murderous business strategy of Takata corporation

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”

Digital CSR (Video): Compliance programs as a way to foster good corporate governance in the financial sector

A new video lecture of the series Digital CSR is now available. It was a privilege to host a special guest lecture within my Corporate Governance module at Coventry University Law School, which was delivered by Gabriella Margherito and Michael Knight-Robson that are two recognized experts in anti-financial crime compliance in the banking sector. The lecture, … Continue reading Digital CSR (Video): Compliance programs as a way to foster good corporate governance in the financial sector

Report on the International Conference “Whistleblowers: Voices of Justice”​, London, 10 May 2019

I dreamed of organizing an international conference on the protection of whistleblowers since 2015. Such a desire was also driven by the idea of paying a special tribute to Daphne Caruana Galizia and the other 1342 journalists killed from 1992 to 2019 for motives directly related to their investigations, as well as to all whistleblowers … Continue reading Report on the International Conference “Whistleblowers: Voices of Justice”​, London, 10 May 2019

Guest Post: Market ideology and financial crime

Prof. Vincenzo Ruggiero, who is Professor of Sociology at Middlesex University in London and author of several inspiring volumes focused on financial delinquency such as "The Crimes of the Economy," "Power and Crime," and "Dirty Money," contributes to today’s guest post: The 2007-2008 crash defied the ideology of market self-regulation, proving that the doctrines around … Continue reading Guest Post: Market ideology and financial crime

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