Despite the presence of these constraining and well-designed laws, some companies still continue performing hazardous activities that prioritize the benefits of their shareholders over the benefits of other stakeholders and actors. For instance, an oil company can extract oil in a foreign country, even if this action contaminates the agricultural land, waterways, and groundwaters of a community of around 40 thousand people. This is the case of Shell in Nigeria.
Long before the discovery of the New World and roundness of the Earth, it was the Silk Road that connected the East and the West economically, culturally, and politically. The famous travels of Marco Polo were also set through this route. For almost 2 thousand years, from the 2nd century BCE to the 18th century, this road was the largest trade network in the world. Now, after more than 200 years, China is willing to make the Silk Road great again!