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  1. Business ethics

  2. Structure Introduction Business ethicsandglobalisation (Kevin) Business ethicsandrelationshipswithemployeesasstakeholders (Lisa) Business ethicsandrelationshipswithconsumersasstakeholders (Steve) Roleplay (Fabian, Matti, Simon)

  3. Ethicalissue DoesMcDonald‘shave a global responsibilitytotakecareaboutthehealthoftheconsumers?

  4. McEthics in Europe andAsia • Criticisms in Europe: • unhealthiness  risk of customers’ health • advertising exploits children • lack of nutritioninformation • paying low wages • In Asia: less criticism

  5. Reactions: • nutrition labeling • healthy options/ balanced menu • promote balanced lifestyle “diet and exercise” • sustainably grown coffee and biodiesel • in Asia/other countries: same strategy  good marketing strategy, bigger choice of (healthier) products

  6. Ethicalissue Do corporationshave a responsibilitytorespect international children‘srightsevenifthe national lawdoes not exist?

  7. Uzbekcotton: a newspin on childlabour in theclothingindustry

  8. The case Oppressiveregime controlscottonproduction Childrenareforcedtoworkunderbadconditions Western companiessucceeded in boycottingtheUzbekcotton In 2008 theUzbekgovernmentbannedchildrenunder 16 fromwork

  9. Ethicalissue Are microcredit lenders justified in charging poor borrowers high interest rates?

  10. Targetingthepoorwithmicrofinance Consumer ethicsConsumersasstakeholders Microfinance = small-scalefinancialservice Directlytargetspoorpeople, whoareexcludedfrommainstreambankingsector

  11. Microcredits negative risk on high interestrates positive • supportsmall-business sector • improvehouseholdbudget • providegreateropportunityforeducation

  12. Roleplay

  13. Thankyouforyourattention