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Griffiths Energy Violates the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act

Calgary-based Griffiths Energy International Inc. (Griffiths) was created in August 2009 to obtain oil and gas production sharing contracts in the Republic of Chad. Within two years, the corporate leadership had changed, the corporate founder Griffiths was dead, and the company faced a major corruption scandal. In November 2011, when it was conducting due diligence […]

Authors:

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

Karen Lynn Perry
Kerry Lynn Perry is a Bachelor of Commerce student at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Teachers Talk LawNow – Corporate Social Responsibility

LawNow magazine is an incredible resource for teachers. Each issue offers engaging articles about law in language suitable for students. Teachers Talk LawNow is a series of lesson plans for teachers based on these articles.  LawNow Articles Relating to Corporate Social Responsibility: What is Wrong with Corruption? – Peter Bowal and Christopher Bowal The Ethics […]

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Ryan Day
Ryan Day
Ryan Day is an experienced teacher and was the Youth Program Coordinator at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA). Ryan has developed educational materials for non-profits that work with at risk youth as well as curriculum matched resources for Alberta teachers.
 

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 […]

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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 […]

Authors:

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 […]

Authors:

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.
 


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