This category is about corporate social responsibility (CSR), a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. The goal of CSR is to embrace responsibility for the company’s actions and encourage a positive impact through its activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere.

Panama Papers, corruption, transparency, Leon Kaye, Argentina, offshore banking

Panama Papers Reveal How the Well-Connected Wage Economic War

This week, the release of what are known as the Panama Papers is showcasing how some of the world’s wealthiest and most corrupt leaders in business and government are, in their way, declaring an economic war on the world’s citizens. At first, the response was relatively ho-hum. But that’s beginning to change.

Philippines, expats, overseas foreign workers, OFWs, Middle East, remittances, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, corruption, Leon Kaye

Why the Philippines’ Biggest Export is People

It is estimated that more than 2.3 million Filipinos work abroad — and that is the official statistic. Many work without the proper visas, making them even more vulnerable to poor working conditions and human rights abuses.

Sustainable palm oil, palm oil, Unilever, supply chain, Leon Kaye, RSPO, deforestation, RSPO

Unilever Severs Ties with Major Palm Oil Supplier

After an investigation concluded that Malaysia-based IOI Group, one of the largest suppliers of palm oil on the planet, was responsible for deforestation in Indonesia, Unilever severed business ties with the company.

A doctor gives an albendazole tablet to a child during a GSK outreach event in Sri Lanka.

GSK Allows More Developing Countries to Copy its Medicines

GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) has taken a bold step in its approach to managing its intellectual property. In an announcement made last week, the company said it would enact new policies to expand access to its medicines worldwide.

Chipotle, Leon Kaye, Better Burger, hamburgers, fast food

Really, Chipotle? A Better Burger?

Now Chipotle wants to enter the burger market, as reported by many business news outlets earlier this week. It turns out Chipotle’s legal team has applied for the “Better Burger” trademark.

NFL, concussions, head injuries, CTE, Leon Kaye

Comparison to Big Tobacco Has NFL Fuming

NFL executives are infuriated with the New York Times’ suggestion that the league has had longstanding ties to the tobacco industry. The NFL is now so angry at the allegations that they have demanded that the Times’ editors retract the story.