Foley Hoag LLP - Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance: Commitment at the Top

This is the fifth in a series of posts reflecting excerpts from a chapter that I authored on corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) for the Corporate Legal Compliance Handbook. Integrating CSR into the framework of a…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Environmental Law

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: an announcement by the International Criminal Court regarding the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance: How Compliance Can Strengthen CSR

This is the fourth in a series of posts reflecting excerpts from a chapter that I authored on corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) for the Corporate Legal Compliance Handbook. In weighing the costs and benefits of…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Alien Tort Case Development: Plaintiffs Overcome Presumption against Extraterritoriality, but Still No Corporate Liability in the Second Circuit

On August 24, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of plaintiffs’ claims in a case filed against Lebanese Canadian Bank pursuant to the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”). Plaintiffs in the case, Licci et al. v…more
| Civil Procedure, Business Torts, International Law & Trade

Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance: Obstacles to Effective Integration

This is the third in a series of posts reflecting excerpts from a chapter that I authored on corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) for the Corporate Legal Compliance Handbook. For some companies, integrating CSR…more
| Business Organizations

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely: August 2016 #2

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Energy & Utilities, Labor & Employment Law

Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance: Building Capacity to Respond to Stakeholder Demands

This is the second in a series of posts reflecting excerpts from a chapter that I authored on corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) for the Corporate Legal Compliance Handbook. CSR is dynamic: it is responsive to…more
| Business Organizations

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely: August 2016

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance: A Functional Convergence

This is the first in a series of posts reflecting excerpts from a chapter that I authored on corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) for the Corporate Legal Compliance Handbook. Originally published in Wolters Kluwer on…more
| Business Organizations

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely: July 2016 #2

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: the release of the third, and likely final, draft of the World…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Using Information on Human Rights Impacts to Drive Social Performance

New legislative requirements and stakeholder concerns have driven many companies to implement systems to identify and address the potential human rights impacts of their operations. Companies increasingly realize the responsible…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Second Circuit Holds that the U.S. Government Can’t Order Microsoft to Disclose Customer Emails Stored in Ireland

In a case closely watched by privacy advocates, on July 14, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) does not authorize U.S. law enforcement authorities to order U.S.-based companies to…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely: July 2016

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: a new lawsuit aimed at combating human trafficking in corporate…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Securities and Exchange Commission Issues New Rule on Extractive Industry Transparency

On June 27, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a new rule requiring extractive sector companies (oil, gas, and mining) to disclose the payments that they make to governments for the commercial development of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Government Contracting

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely: June 2016 #2

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: a new guide for business lawyers from the International Bar…more
| Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law, Law Practice Products & Services
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