Responsibility in World Business: Managing Harmful Side-effects of Corporate Activity
Title Responsibility in World Business: Managing Harmful Side-effects of Corporate Activity Publication Date 2004 Place of Publication Tokyo Publisher UNU Press Pages xv,288 Language eng Abstract
This publication considers a range of issues relating to corporate responsibility, including how companies should deal with the harmful side-effects of their business operations and how to conduct business in a responsible manner in countries where human rights abuses are widespread, or where the environment is being degraded. It offers an approach to corporate decision-making based on the principles of 'just war theory', primarily the 'principle of double effect'. The proposed normative framework can be used both as a tool for performance evaluation, and as a set of guidelines for conducting business in an ethically responsible manner. It contains a number of case studies which highlight the usefulness of incorporating the 'principle of double effect' into corporate decision-making, and show how the proposed framework can help companies assume responsibility for the impact of their operations on multiple stakeholders.
Copyright Holder UNU Press Copyright Year 2004 Copyright type Creative commons
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