Consumers and Business Ethics

Food Inc. (2008, Magnolia): documentary film that examines environmental and ethical challenges in the agri-food industry. Covers issues of environmental degradation, sustainability, ethics of animal treatment, ethics of marketing, and the influence of firms on regulators through lobbying.

Blackfish (2013, Magnolia Films): this documentary examines the conditions under which orcas are held at theme parks, including SeaWorld. Issues of animal cruelty, corporate social responsibility, and workplace safety are examined.

Dirty Money (Hard NOx episode) (2018, Netflix): documentary charting the VW emissions scandal in full, from VW’s origins to the breaking of the scandal in 2015. Examines issues of consumer deception, regulatory circumvention, corporate social responsibility, and the corporate environmental impact.