Multinationals and the Global Common Good (w/ Dr. Xan Bozzo)

What obligations do multinational corporations have toward the global common good? Manuel Velasquez, a well-known philosopher and business ethicist at Santa Clara University, argues that they have none. According to Velasquez, such firms have no responsibilities when it comes to mitigating climate change, protecting ocean fisheries, or refraining from the dumping and handling of toxic waste. To substantiate this claim, he relies on the thought and work of the seventeenth-century philosopher Thomas Hobbes. In this presentation, Dr. Bozzo presents some initial challenges and criticisms.

Recorded on 12/2/20 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Common CAHSS: Beyond Sustainability Conference.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *