2 Structure Introduction Business ethics and globalisation (Kevin) Business ethics and relationships with employees as stakeholders (Lisa)Business ethics and relationships with consumers as stakeholders (Steve)Role play (Fabian, Matti, Simon)
3 Ethical issueDoes Mc Donald‘s have a global responsibility to take care about the health of the consumers?
4 McEthics in Europe and Asia Criticisms in Europe:unhealthiness risk of customers’ healthadvertising exploits childrenlack of nutrition informationpaying low wagesIn Asia: less criticism
5 Reactions: nutrition labeling healthy options/ balanced menu promote balanced lifestyle “diet and exercise”sustainably grown coffee and biodieselin Asia/other countries: same strategy good marketing strategy, bigger choice of (healthier) products
6 Ethical issueDo corporations have a responsibility to respect international children‘s rights even if the national law does not exist?
7 Uzbek cotton: a new spin on child labour in the clothing industry
8 The case Oppressive regime controls cotton production Children are forced to work under bad conditionsWestern companies succeeded in boycotting the Uzbek cottonIn 2008 the Uzbek government banned children under 16 from work
9 Ethical issueAre microcredit lenders justified in charging poor borrowers high interest rates?
10 Targeting the poor with microfinance Consumer ethics Consumers as stakeholdersMicrofinance = small-scale financial serviceDirectly targets poor people, who are excluded from mainstream banking sector
11 Microcredits positive negative risk on high interest rates support small-business sectorimprove household budgetprovide greater opportunity for education