2Structure 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)
3Ethical issueDoes Mc Donald‘s have a global responsibility to take care about the health of the consumers?
4McEthics in Europe and Asia Criticisms in Europe:unhealthiness risk of customers’ healthadvertising exploits childrenlack of nutrition informationpaying low wagesIn Asia: less criticism
5Reactions: 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
6Ethical issueDo corporations have a responsibility to respect international children‘s rights even if the national law does not exist?
7Uzbek cotton: a new spin on child labour in the clothing industry
8The 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
9Ethical issueAre microcredit lenders justified in charging poor borrowers high interest rates?
10Targeting the poor with microfinance Consumer ethics Consumers as stakeholdersMicrofinance = small-scale financial serviceDirectly targets poor people, who are excluded from mainstream banking sector
11Microcredits positive negative risk on high interest rates support small-business sectorimprove household budgetprovide greater opportunity for education