Topic: Case Study
7. A software company has a goal set to positively impact majority of India people by the year 2025 using CSR funds. The software company uses their resources to contribute to disaster relief around the country, healthcare system efficiency, and education in disadvantaged communities which has yielded tangible results and positive response from the public. They were awarded for their excellent use of CSR funds.
But it was recently revealed by an investigative journalist report that they engage in crony capitalism and offering high kickbacks to government officials to get government tenders and projects. They even try to stifle competitors using nefarious trade practises.
The report also revealed that they have lot of off-shore black money and that means they are not spending the actual amount of CSR that should be spent.
(a) What are the ethical dilemmas in the above case?
(b) What action should be taken against the software company by the government? Why?
Difficulty level: Moderate
Structure of the answer:
Start by giving the context. Bring out the key stakeholders in the above case study.
In the body, write about the ethical dilemmas present in the case.
Next, write about the action that should government must take to resolve the issues and the justify the course of action
Conclude by stressing on the importance of accountability.
Summarise by highlighting the importance contentment.