#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: 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

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

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)

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