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1

intro - history/news

1889 great dock strike
industrial revolution, more rights
1970 - equal pay
oxfam scandal

language of business overlaps with moral language

2

whistleblowing case studies/law/companies

public interest disclosure act 1998

ed Snowden, 2013
2017, via hacking abilities
david Kelly 2002 iraq

wikileaks Assange

oxfam scandal
- helen Evans, former head of safeguarding for Oxfam

3

whistleblowing and theories

kant
duty to employer or self?
1st ci: honesty
2nd Ci: whistleblowing = good if manipulating

bentham
- HC could be against WB

mill
- quality
rule util is for WBq

4

whistleblowing and scholars

Hannah arendt
norman bowie

5

CSR and scholars positive

+ Sam healy, qinetiq
+ Robert c solomon, can be moral and successful
+ Aristotle, emphasis on community
+ Cardinal vincent,: human dignity, subsidiarity (+ mill, pope Pius XI), fraternity (+Aristotle), sustainability, solidarity, common good

6

CSR good/bad examples

freedom to care
anglo American

coca cola
niger delta, 69k dead, 90 fields, h - 98% by humans

7

CSR and scholars negative

friedman
- conflicting interests
- trickle down (-Pope Francis)

8

CSR and companies - investment

FTSE 4 good
UN principles for responsible investment, 6 ideas, 1.6k sign, $62trill

9

CSR and theories

kant: deontological, autonomy of business. 1st CI = moral, 2nd CI, cannot be only profit driven, may exploit

bentham
- free market economy
HC (could justify exploitation)

mill
- quality of CSR vs quantity of money loss

singer
- people prefer CSR

10

good ethics = good business, Good examples

freedom to care
body shop
quakers (JHS solar solution, the hill family)

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good ethics = good business, bad examples

coca cola
tesco (326mill)
Brazil World Cup 2014 and olympics 2016, 170,000 homeless
48.5 mill enslaved, 68% force laboured

12

good ethics = good business, scholars

+ Ford
+roddick

13

good ethics = good business, theories

kant - honesty, no manipulation

Bentham - HC

Mill - yes
Singer - yes

14

globalisation explanation and examples

free market economy
interdependency
labour = cheaper

factory, 1.1k dead, 2.5k injured (H, $30 mill raised)

15

globalisation scholars and theories

Pope John XXII - means we can't be indifferent to suffering

kant: can't universalise everything to do with globalisation need trade to be fair

Bentham: HC allows child exploitation

mill - suffering > profit

singer: applauds Harvard grads. rich countries must help poor e.g. James Rachel's, drowning child

16

recent examples

oxfam scandal

Adidas
Transforming marine plastic into sportswear such as trainers, swimsuits and t-shirts in collaboration with Parley.

prêt a manger
50p off if you bring own cup