- Canadian Issues in Environmental Ethics
Is it possible to design a forest policy that satisfies ethical and environmental concerns and is acceptable to business, labour and First Nations representatives? What is the best path through the ta...
Citation: Wesley Cragg, Allan Greenbaum and Alex Wellington, eds. 1997. Canadian Issues in Environmental Ethics. Peterborough: Broadview Press.
Areas of Interest: Economic - Environmental, Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous People, Resource Extraction
- Compendium of Ethics Codes and Instruments of Corporate Responsibility
This compendium of ethics codes and instruments of corporate responsibility was been compiled as a companion to the book Ethics Codes, Corporations and the Challenge of Globalization edited by Wesley...
Citation: McKague, Kevin. 2006. Compendium of Ethics Codes and Instruments of Corporate Responsibility, edited by W. Cragg. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Schulich School of Business, York University.
Areas of Interest: Accountability, Codes of Conduct, Corporate Social Responsibility, Development, Environment & Business, Human Rights, Labour - Employee, SRI/Responsible Investment, Sustainability
- Ethics, Enlightened Self-Interest, and the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights: A Critical Look at the Justificatory Foundations of the UN Framework
Central to the United Nations Framework setting out the human rights responsibilities of corporations proposed by John Ruggie is the principle that corporations have a responsibility to respect human rights in their operations whether or not doing so is required by law and whether or not human rights laws are actively enforced. Ruggie proposes that corporations should respect this principle in their strategic management and day-to-day operations for reasons of corporate (enlightened) self-interest. This paper identifies this as a serious weakness and argues that identifying the responsibility to respect human rights as an explicitly ethical obligation to be respected for that reason would provide a much stronger justificatory foundation for respecting the principle seen from a corporate perspective, given that corporations are accountable to their shareholders for their deployment of the firm's financial resources....
Citation: Cragg, Wesley. 2011. "Ethics, Enlightened Self-Interest, and the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights: A Critical Look at the Justificatory Foundations of the UN Framework." Business Ethics Quarterly 22(1):9-36.
Areas of Interest: Corporate Social Responsibility, Globalization, Human Rights
- Guest Editors' Introduction: Human Rights and Business
We provide a brief history of the business and human rights discourse and scholarship, and an overview of the articles included in the special issue....
Citation: Cragg, Wesley, Denis G. Arnold and Peter Muchlinski. 2011. "Guest Editors' Introduction: Human Rights and Business." Business Ethics Quarterly 22(1):1-7.
Areas of Interest: Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Rights
- Legislating Against Corruption in International Markets: The Story of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
'Grand' corruption, generally used to define corruption amongst the top political elite, has drawn increasing attention from academics and policy makers during recent years. Our understanding of the c...
Citation: William Woof; W. Cragg. 2001. Legislating Against Corruption in International Markets: The Story of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In The political economy of corruption, edited by Arvind K. Jain. Routledge, New York: London.
Areas of Interest: Corruption, Public Policy - Regulation
- Obligations to Future Generations: A Case Study
Trusted and respected throughout five editions, Contemporary Moral Issues provides students with a probing view of today's ethical landscape. Compiled from a Canadian perspective, and incorporating contemporary court and legal material, in-depth introduct...
Citation: Wesley Cragg; Christine Koggel. 1992. Obligations to Future Generations: A Case Study In Contemporary Moral Issues, edited by W. Cragg. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.
Areas of Interest: Education, Theory