Responding to Public Health Crises: Avoiding a Legacy of Social Unrest and Conflict

Research investigating the crisis response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014-16 contains some important lessons for policymakers, both for dealing with the ongoing COVID pandemic and for building resilience to prepare for future heath crises.

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Left in the dark: Why transparency isn’t always best for institutionalizing corporate responsibility

Transparency is usually seen as integral to corporate responsibility best practice. It allows closer scrutiny of those firms claiming CR credentials. But, if we want optimal outcomes in terms of industry wide adoption of CR practices, it may pay to tolerate a little hypocrisy at times – rather than highlighting the difference between what a firm says about CR and what it actually does.

Article first published on 01.12.2016 / Updated on 12.03.2021 with the new version of the research paper A Bait-and-Switch Model of Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Corporate digital responsibility: the solution to a difficult digital dilemma?

The introduction of new digital technologies raises some complex and problematic ethical issues for organizations, yet there is no standard approach to tackling these issues. To remedy this situation Benjamin Mueller and his colleagues introduce the concept of Corporate Digital Responsibility and provide a CDR framework to guide executives.

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