Guest Post – The unheard voice of Armenian Refugees from Azerbaijan: Have media companies acted in an irresponsible way?

*** We are delighted to communicate that the Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog has been selected by Feedspot as one of Top 100 Business Blogs on the web. *** Oksana Musaelyan, Founder of the Refugee Voice Advocacy and Rights Protection NGO, contributes to today’s guest post: Approximately 360,000 ethnic Armenians arrived in Armenia from … Continue reading Guest Post – The unheard voice of Armenian Refugees from Azerbaijan: Have media companies acted in an irresponsible way?

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: 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

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 Post: The media, corporate responsibility and TV reality shows

Dr Steve Foster, Principal Lecturer in Law at Coventry University Law School, contributes to today’s guest post: Although corporate social responsibility is usually linked with large profit-making commercial entities, it should not be forgotten that the private media are subject to various legal and ethical duties whilst carrying out their business operations. In the United … Continue reading Guest Post: The media, corporate responsibility and TV reality shows

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