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
This article has been inspired by the discussion that took place during the international conference "Whistleblowers: Voices of Justice" that was held in London on the 10th of May 2019. The awarding of whistleblowers is a subject that has always presented two polarising views. On one hand, the view is that whistleblowers should be compensated … Continue reading The Competition and Markets Authority’s compensation campaign: Is the UK on the way to adopting an award system for corporate crime reporting?
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
*** 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 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
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
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
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