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Doing the right thing

Are global corporations under just a moral obligation rather than a legal duty to behave responsibly around the world?  See Reuben Guttman’s October 5, 2012 blog in The European Lawyer.

DUBLIN – As the annual conference of the International Bar Association moved into its final stages, lawyers wrestled with the vexed issue of whether being environmentally conscious and treating workers fairly are not just matters of moral responsibility, but also a legal obligation.
For multi-nationals incorporated in the US, at least some aspects of corporate responsibility may be mandated by the laws of a foreign nation under the sometimes forgotten doctrine of ultra vires. Examine the articles of incorporation for numerous multi-nationals and there will be language restricting the company to endeavours that are legal.

http://www.globallegalpost.com/blogs/commentary/doing-the-right-thing-89556786/

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