SSE Rīga to discuss whether companies can work ethically in Russia

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The Stockholm School of Economics in Rīga (SSE Rīga) has announced what promises to be a very interesting and topical public discussion on March 30.

Titled 'Corporate Social Responsibility at War - What Should Companies do in Russia?', SSE Rīga is inviting the public to follow the discussion with Chris MacDonald (Ryerson University) and Jeffrey Moriarty (Bentley University), moderated by Xavier Landes (SSE Riga).

"Figuring out one’ responsibilities in wartime is not trivial, and the whole exercise carries implications beyond the firm and its shareholders," says advance material.

Key questions to be considered will include:

  • What does it entail for an enterprise present on the Russian market to act ‘responsibly’?
  • Do companies have an obligation to join the sanctions against the Russian authorities in order to pressure for a political goal, i.e. stopping the invasion?
  • What are the means that corporations can use for fulfilling their social responsibilities?
  • Could it be justifiable not to participate to the sanctions?
  • What should be the objective or term of the corporate sanctions: the end of the war, the withdrawal of the Russian army to the pre-2022 boundaries, to the pre-2014 frontiers, or something more ambitious such as a change of leadership?
  • Are those sanctions efficient and does it matter from a corporate perspective?

The discussion takes place online on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, from 19:15-20:15 Rīga time.

Full event and registration details are available at the SSE Rīga website.


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