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3 Aug 2005

Leon Gettler, The Age [Australia]

Liability Forges a New Morality

...the courts and the changing landscape for liability are transforming notions of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Liability now seems to be expanding over time, distance, supply chains and incorporation, and with the growth of legal activism and a growing class-actions industry, particularly in North America, CSR looks like turning into a risk management strategy. [refers to Unocal, Union Carbide (part of Dow Chemical), James Hardie, Nike, Shell, Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil]

Part of the following stories

ExxonMobil lawsuit (re Aceh)

Coca-Cola lawsuit (re Colombia)

Union Carbide/Dow lawsuit (re Bhopal, filed in the US)