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

Digital CSR (video): Mary Inman on Whistleblower Protection Law and Reward Programs

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 Digital CSR (video): Mary Inman on Whistleblower Protection Law and Reward Programs

Guest Post: Why Compliance Programs Fail – And How to Fix Them

Hui Chen, Ethics and Compliance Advocate and former Compliance Counsel Expert for the U.S. Department of Justice, contributes today’s guest post with the assistance of Alaina Bird at Irell & Manella: Many corporate executives are rightly frustrated about paying immense and growing costs for compliance programs without seeing clear benefits. At many companies, strengthening compliance … Continue reading Guest Post: Why Compliance Programs Fail – And How to Fix Them

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

Corporate America and Mass Shootings: A Tale of Corporate Social Irresponsibility

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School carnage of February 2018 is yet another appalling tragedy that occurred in the United States due to the current regulations on the commercialization of assault weapons. Seventeen people – children and adults – were killed when the 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz entered the high school armed with an AR-15 rifle … Continue reading Corporate America and Mass Shootings: A Tale of Corporate Social Irresponsibility

The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act from a corporate social responsibility perspective

On 21 December 2017, “the Trump Administration announced the launch of a new sanctions regime targeting human rights abusers and corrupt actors around the world.” Such an objective has been pursued through the issuance of a new presidential executive order, which is a legal instrument through which the President of the United States manages the … Continue reading The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act from a corporate social responsibility perspective