The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics Case Series
A US-based oil company has operated in a developing country for the last decade. It wants to start work on a new refinery that is important for the company's growth. But local residents are angry about prior instances of pollution and are concerned about the depletion of their country's natural resources. In this case, students learn about problems of corporate social responsibility as they consider questions including: Which issues and stakeholders should the company address, and why? Could the local community or the environment benefit in any way from the company's presence?
Case ID: 070602