The Interaction of Companies with Local Communities

Social responsibility in international business has been the topic of much debate since the UN began studying the impact of multinational corporations on local business and local environments. This article by Alejandro Gorbato addresses more recent considerations of both public international law (including the UN and other public intergovernmental bodies) and more local considerations of Argentine mining law as an example of social responsibility. The author offers a dialogue on the interplay of prudent international business practices and compliance with emerging international and national laws governing “social responsibility” and “sustainability” in international investment and commerce.(Spanish and French versions also available)

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