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The Ethics of Corporate Social Responsibility

What is Corporate Social Responsibility, and what is not? Companies engage in corporate social responsibility (CSR) when they confer benefits on the communities located in or near where they work which are neither required by law nor an integral part of their primary, profit-oriented operations. Consider the mining company which offers to build a road […]


Janet Keeping
Janet Keeping is Rule of Law Fellow at the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership in Calgary, Alberta.

International Corporate Political Corruption: the Case of Niko Resources Ltd.

Founded in 1987 as a publicly-traded junior Canadian natural gas company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Niko Resources Ltd. (Niko) enjoyed a reputation as a gutsy natural gas explorer and producer by taking on projects in politically volatile and economically less-developed regions of the world. The company found early financial success, growing in market capitalization in […]


Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.

Joshua Beckie
Joshua Beckie earned his B.Comm. from the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in 2014.

What is Wrong with Corruption?

I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. … Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow . . . – Abraham Lincoln quoted in Jack London’s The Iron Heel   The first sign of corruption in […]


Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.

Christopher Bowal
Christopher Bowal is a student at the Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.

Chevron Corp. v. Naranjo: Goliath’s Global Anti-Enforcement Injunction against David

The clichéd David vs. Goliath depiction is one which is often used when describing legal cases. But Ecuador’s Lago Agrio community vs. the Chevron Corporation is one legal battle which aptly fits the analogy. The controversial case has a long history, involving alleged environmental violations in Ecuador’s Amazon region by Texaco (now Chevron) from 1964 […]


The Court
The Court is an initiative of the Osgoode Hall Law School. Works are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution – Noncommercial – Share-Alike 2.5 Canada licence.

Lessons Learned from the British Petroleum Disaster

During the summer of 2010 the world was absorbed in live footage of the Macondo oil prospect bleeding 4.9 million barrels of oil into the surrounding ocean. Many months of helplessness followed the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon platform; an oil rig owned by Transocean but ultimately under the control of British Petroleum (BP). The […]


Jeff Bone
Jeff Bone is an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta, School of Business in Edmonton, Alberta and focuses on corporate compliance and ethics as an in-house counsel with a North American energy company.

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