Tag Archives: lawbreaking

Why some activists break the law – and how to respond

It’s no secret that some activist organisations believe they occasionally need to break the law in support of their “just cause.” And that’s a well acknowledged challenge for issue managers and senior executives trying to navigate their way through responding … Continue reading

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What happens when issue activism goes too far

The Whitehaven Coal hoax tests the limits of legitimate issue activism and raises important questions for companies facing criminal action and fraud in the name of social causes. It also raises important questions for regulators, and for politicians who condone … Continue reading

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For some issue activists, illegal is just a sick bird

Many companies seem to be constantly surprised that some activists are prepared to break the law in support of their cause. Yet this is a largely unspoken reality of issue management, and a serious challenge for organizations facing determined and single-minded … Continue reading

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