Countries behaving badly

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When Russia invaded Ukraine and started a war in February 2022, many businesses, including McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Starbucks left Russia.

Those that decided to stay faced public pressure to explain why.

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Similarly, businesses must decide how to react to the Israel-Hamas conflict.

The ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry's made its stance clear by calling for a "permanent and immediate ceasefire" in Gaza.

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  • Hello topical talkers,
    In my personal opinion, I believe that staying in the same country would be more beneficial. If i were to leave I would be greatly effected. So in one hand, if I stayed in the same country I will not be effected and I will complete in developing my business, while, in the other hand some people would say that's Humanitarian position and they will refuse to work in this country again.


    I think that, it would be better for me to stay in the same country and develop my business. And as you know everyone know wants his own self interest nowadays. And also if I left my country and left my business the employees will left me and go to other companies and they might say the secret of my company and i will lose everything. So in my final opinion I think i would stay in the same country.

    1. Interesting ideas. Are there any risks associated with continuing to do business in the same country?

      1. Yes, of course as the country is in war so of course there would be risks such as: the shooting, the destruction. But in this kind of situation I will try as hard as I can to develop my business in different countries so that if their any problem happened in the country my business will still be in different countries.

      2. Personally i believe that if a business continues working in a country that behaves badly, is taking lots of risks about their employee's health that will continue to work there. For instance if a country has an aggressive behavior against another country, i think it is a matter of time that there will be some counter attacks from the other country, with either guns or missiles which is dangerous for the workers of the business.

  • In my perspective, I would cut country A off as it is right morally and might help me get more customers. Many people in the world have a sense of right and wrong, if country A invaded country B it would have a negative effect on my company. For instance, there has been a war going on for years between Hamas and Palestine and it has gained a lot of attention lately; people have been demanding a statement from companies asking upon the situation. Customers and others on social media supporting Palestine has started a boycott against Starbuck ever since Starbucks made a statement saying that they support Israel; this caused them to lose billions of dollars. On the other hand, some people might not agree with my perspective as they believe that cutting country A will do a lot of damage to the country as they will lose money. Even so, you would probably lose money either way as citizens have different opinions on the situation; although, it's wrong to stay with them morally as they are destroying a country. In addition, I wouldn't take the risk of my company getting boycotted.

  • The response to the next question—should a company continue its activities in the invaded Country A by Country B—is really a decision that comprises many moral, ethical, and practical issues that are interwoven. On the one hand, this will ensure business continuity and employee stability and satisfaction in Country A, while, on the other hand, it raises an important ethical and moral question as to whether or not the company should be supporting a regime that is aggressive. Herein lies an important issue:

    1- Ethical and Moral Issues:
    To continue doing business in a country that is involved in aggressive actions is, in some sense, in direct support of those aggressive actions, and this may ruin the reputation of the company.
    2- Global Public Opinion: Alternatively, it may affect the local employees and clients of the company, who depend on your services for their daily bread and butter.
    3- Safety and Welfare of Employees:
    The international community would generally focus on the activities executed by the multinationals in their business decisions, especially during moments of conflict. Activities that take on an aggressive nature could provoke a public reaction in terms of the damaged international reputation of the firm.
    Think about the security and well-being of your personnel in Country A. The protracted conflict may be dicey, and the corporation's overriding responsibility is to her staff security.

    Finally, it should only be exercised after an in-depth analysis of the ethical implications, the law, and the impact on employees and customers. It might engage consultations with key stakeholders, legal advice sought, and considerations made on short- and long-term implications to reach an informed and responsible decision.

    1. I agree that you must consider a number of factors before making a decision. It's not an easy process, and you may feel helpless and unsure of what to do. On the one hand, your customers depend on you, and on the other, you find yourself in a risky scenario.

      1. I agree because yes a business is a risky game which deals with profit and loss. But I have a question for you what are the consider of the number of factors before making a decision. I disagree with what you said about customers depends on the business to vote but actually for me is not so. Thanks.

        1. They rely on the business because they are consumers and the business is a producer; it's like a distribution system. I don't want to imply that they depend on the business to vote.

    2. I do agree with your comment but, as you wrote that if a company continues to deal with its business, so how does that company support those aggressive actions and how does this leads to bad reputation of that company ? because doing business and supporting such actions is different like for example if the business is related to food or grocery so people affected from that war may need it that company is helping those people from providing their product. and it is right that focusing on welfare of employees and other staff in that company can't manage to work in such situation instead of going off from that company can atleast build a supplying source so that that help people in that country and neither employees will face any problem.

      Thank you

      1. I think I know where you are coming from, businesses relating to policies could be tackling, like expression of the company to the people to vote could also help in the country.

  • If I was the owner to a global business, this will mean that the company is global and also known worldwide. So if one of my branches is working in country and country A is at war with country B, I would withdraw because if I continue during war it will cause pressure to the staff, customers and this will take the business stats down, so that's why I will withdraw, but I have other branches worldwide so if I withdraw I can I add this branch to another country in place of the withdraw branch.
    Thank you.

    1. I'm not sure about this because...
      Firstly yes, withdrawing your buisness from the countries at war wil pressure the staffs yes it will lead to losses and the likes.

      But as for me i would not fully withdraw my company from the countries waging war. Now lets take a look at it this way.
      During wars there is lots of lives properties. But we have to take a look at it from an important factor the citizens during war people starve to death. Lets take for instance i built a rice processing or production factory or company and all of a sudden where one of my companies is built i found out they about to wage war against country B i will withdraw my company but i will not withdraw it fully just because of d starvation during war and the number of deaths it can cause.
      So instead of withdrawing my company totally i will rather make it so that we can feed and reach out to as many citizens as possible. Cause you dont know if that rice i serve to people to eat can save their lives rather than alowing them starve to death.

      Thank you.

      1. You made a good point ingenious_truth but it's a complex issue to decide whether companies should withdraw from countries involved in war. On one hand, companies have a responsibility to protect their employees and minimize losses. But on the other hand, many people may depend on these companies for their livelihoods. I propose an alternative solution: companies could close their major branches and open multiple smaller branches across the country. This way, they can continue to serve the community without putting their employees in harm's way.

      2. Hi, thank you! Yes, that is a good point. So would you say that, even in cases of war, the citizens themselves might not be to blame for the acts of their countries? Normal people might not have had a say in whether to attack country B, so it would probably be unjust to close down your business branch and deprive normal people of your services. There could be distinction that is not necessarily thought upon but it should be kept in mind, between government actions and the people of the country. What do you think? Does this connect to what you were also saying?

      3. I concur with you. Big businesses can help out war victims by providing food and shelter to them. Even if not directly, they could contribute funds to the government to take care of casualties and destroyed property. At least a company should try and minimize its operations to protect the workers from getting caught up in any war matters while at work. They could stop production but contribute what they have stored to the public. Of course this would incur a loss but if the owner is willing to help then why not. The problem here is that some company facilities may be destroyed during the course of the war and it will really affect the business owner or owners. Let's take a moment to think about this. Will reducing work processes be more beneficial or is complete withdrawal the best option?

      4. This is an interesting consideration, ingenious_truth. I wonder: would you keep your factory running no matter what the reasons for the war were? Would it influence your decision at all if you felt Country A had acted wrongly?

      5. I totally agree with you ingenious truth.
        Instead if completely wothdrawi

    2. Nice opinion , although my thought is quite in between. I have thought about it and I choose to be in between, this is because if i stay i might survive the turbulence and eventually continue my business. I could possibly lay low for awhile and keep safe, then after the war i will just continue from where i stopped rather than starting all over again.
      on the other hand, if the situation gets worse and there is no tendency of possible growth, I might just have to relocate to another country. I know that it might be difficult to start in a new frontier but if the war is seriously affecting my business i have to just move away. I will go to somewhere where my business can thrive better and the security wont be a hindrance for my economic growth.

      1. I note that you have concentrated on the econonomic and safety aspects of the situation, which of course are very important. What importance do you think businesses should give to moral or humanitarian considerations when deciding whether to stay or leave?

      2. Dear Sincere poem,
        You said that youll likey move out ofyour country if the situation of the war gets worse, In that case, remember that your customers inhabit that country, do you thik that it'll be fair leaving them and coming back after the war, do you still think that if you come back after the war, you'll still have them as customers or loose them?

        1. Considering the war in a country, will coustomer's still with stand the war,come to think of it, the war in the country still affect every individual, don't you think the brand as well as the customer are at risk. Will individual still patronize the business runner in the war situation.

    3. I disagree with this statement because not all global businesses are known worldwide. what I mean is,for instance,if a company has 1,000 employees working in country B, which is currently facing War, it might be important to continue operating there. Simply just because one brand in country b is struggling doesn't necessarily mean the entire global business will be impacted. Therefore, it could be beneficial to maintain operations in country b. Thank you for considering my perspective

      1. I disagree because... in the act of you trying to save your fund instead of moving to another country in as much it will cost the brand a lot it will endanger your customers life and even employees. So is it still safe for you to continue in the country or leave the country in order to safe lives and properties.

        1. I agree with you intelligent_nactrine because if you should evacuate your company during war and come back after the war, you'll definitely loose a lot of customers if not all, because you kinda betrayed them in their times of trouble.....
          And at the same time, leaving is also a nice option because if you don't leave, your life is in danger, your company's money's in danger, your workers lives are in danger andall of that....
          So I would say as decisions are hard, remember.. YOUR CUSTOMERS ARE YOUR PRIORITY.

          1. I agree with you prodigious_globe that customers are your priority when it comes to business but do you still know that you are putting your customers in danger as well as your employees.
            Here's my question for you if customers are your priority will you still continue the business because you are afraid you will loose your customers or better still evacuate?

            1. If my customers are my priority, and my customers are inhabitants of that country my company is located, It entails I would have to remain in my country for my customers sake!

        2. I actually agree with you...
          It'll actually cost more, moving out of the company than staying, but never the less, as far as people's lives are in danger, it's Okay leaving.

          1. I firmly agree with you but do you think you can save your customers and as well with your brand if you continue your business in the country?

            1. Yes, I agree that my customers lives are in danger, I can give my customers the trust that they could purchase my gods in bulk, because I stood with them in times of trouble and danger.

          2. I agree with you but imagine if there was a situation where the brand can no longer relocate due to security threats facing the country what will be your decision as the owner of the comany?

      2. Well educated_fox, I can see this situation from two perspectives.
        1. The employees perspective: In times of war, things won't be normal. The entire economy might even start crumbling. An employee will really feel the need to keep their job. But this won't be possible if the company decides to close that branch due to the war activities. This could affect the employees and their families.
        Moreover, if the company decides to stay and still carry out with its operations, then the employees lives will be at stake. I think a better solution is to temporarily shut down the business and resume operations when things get better.
        2. The employers perspective: more than anything, an employer will care about his business, how much profit he's making and how much loss he can get from making a decision. Staying in a country at war where the citizens are in dire need of a particular product that the company produces will be very profitable. At the same time, proceeding with operations during the war may cause destruction of the company's properties which will incur a huge loss.
        Once again, i would like to suggest that companies do not withdraw permanently but close down temporarily and come back when everything has settled.

    4. I disagree because... If I have a branch in a country that is facing war, I would not withdraw the business in the country, because many workers are working in the company and if you abandoned the company the workers would be sad and don't know what to go and do to gain income for food when their country is facing war. And when you said you have many branches, doesn't mean that you should shut down a branch just because of war, in fact, that an absolute loss.
      LOOKING FORWARD TO CORRECTION
      THANK YOU

      1. Imagine the war extends to every corner in country A would you still stay there thinking of your workers life rather than thinking of the improvement of your business growth and employing more workers?

    5. i don't quite agree with you, in a case where you withdraw from a country during the as a global business and decide to come back after everything is over. do you think if you come back to start up business in that country you will find it easy? Of course not because citizen of that country would find it hard will find it hard to accept you back , cause being human you would never accept someone who left you during hard times and came back when every thing is fine. as a global company you have other branches in other countries don't you thing you can serve as a kind of support to the country , and cover up the losses from your other branches because if you decide to empower them like your company help to fight for peace or you support the less privilledge you have gained the trust of the people and you company is likely to expand in that particular country after the war since you have gotten the trust of the people. and on the side of the employees they would also be a problem if you decide to leave because your a global company then you company obviously would be a huge one, right. then you live rendering alot of people without a means of livelihood cause as you go not all the staff have the resources to leave too and most people would have used the jobs to get money to feed during the war because the cost of living would be very high so leaving those people without a means of livelihood would tarnish you companies reputation.
      thank you

      1. I disagree because... it will be easy for your company to get back to that particular country that your company left because of some reason, because if a particular set of people that need that your product, if you are the one will you leave your customer or you will distribute it to them, but it better you set a branch there in that country for it to be easy for your customers. When you set a branch there and you are making progress you have the zeal to have a business trade with that country and it easy to settle down there very well.
        Thanks.

        1. looking at the current predicament of Ukraine do you think that the companies that left during the Ukraine and Russia war have not thought of that? Do you think that well-established business that left the country during the war are finding it easy to reestablish their business considering the capital will be required and the fact that some of their loyal staff and customer have lost their trust in them. in this scenario do you still think leaving a country during its hard times is a wise choice?

      2. Hey!
        I totally agree with you resourceful leopard because if country A and country B is having a battle there will be of death and loss of property. Again they might not be able to feed well even though you have a big company because you have to buy materials to sell or to produce.
        In conclusion I think all countries should cooperate together to avoid fighting which can lead to loss of life and properties.
        Thanks!

    6. It would be patriotic to stay because you can use your business to express your feelings about this war and how it can peacefully be resolved. You can lead protests or send patriotic messages through your goods or services. This way, you'll attract the attention of more customers. Leaving might seem a bit cowardly.
      Yet, doing all this will put a lot of attention and pressure on your business that you may be able to tolerate but your staff may not be able to cope. So considering the feelings of others, you may withdraw.
      But which do you feel is better?

      1. @creative_personality you put across two sides of the debate but which do you feel is better and why?

        1. I think they should use their business to spread a spirit of patriotism, loyalty and problem solving among the people. As I said in my previous comments, they can use their products and services to do this. For example, Starbucks, Coca-Cola and McDonalds could design patriotic messages on the labels of their products. This will catch most customers' attention and raise curiosity and patriotism in them. Though while doing this, they should fight for peace and not mainly victory. Victory may only make them happy, and they'll lose customers from country B. Try everything in your power to solve a problem before retreating, considering the interest of others.
          Thank you.

    7. I would want to ask,
      Your staff are locally sourced. Would you encourage them to leave their home country to another country instead of resolving the problem causing the war?

      1. Hi inventive signature,
        I would agree with you because I feel that the resources used in moving the business to another country would be more beneficial if they are used to resolve the war instead of feeling it causing loss.

      2. Hey
        I agree with you inventive signature because it's a good question that you asked. Will someone leave his or her country to go-to another country as a staff when you know that was are happening around your country.
        Thanks.

    8. I find it difficult to agree with you creative personality. Moving to another country will cause you loss in the sense that you will have to start from the beginning in building the name of your company even if you had another it is till undergoing loss.
      Come to think of it , people who are dependent on the job will be left with no order option than die of hunger during the war period.

      1. Hey!
        I agree with you because at the process of transferring or exporting goods out of a particular country through the ocean. At the process of exporting goods out of the country It might sink in the water and it will cost you so much to recover those things that sank on the sea even though you have order companies.
        Thanks!

    9. I disagree with you creative personality because it will be better to stay back in country A than to withdraw, instead of withdrawing it will be better to stay back in country A and resolve or look for better ways to solve the conflict if not when you withdraw the war can still increase and it might affect you and your business.

  • Hello!
    If I was a global business owner, I would withdraw from country A because, if I don’t withdraw, people around the world that support country B will stop buying goods from me it would only be the people from country A that will buy my goods. The reason I said I would withdraw from country A is because the people around the world will support country B and the people around the world are more than the people in country A.
    Thank you!

    1. Hi calm_cloud, thanks for sharing your views! Do you think there are other reasons why you would withdraw from country A, apart from people stopping to buy your goods? How would you deal with the thousands of staff working for you in your branches in Country A?

      1. Hello Jasmin, Lawyer @ Clifford Chance. Before I withdraw from Country A I will get them jobs in their country. Since my business has already gone global I will have connections around the world, this means i will have connections in country A i will be able to find jobs in the country and get my thousand workers a job.
        THANK YOU.

    2. I disagree because...though i respect your choice don't you think that if you continue to sell your goods in country B your workers may loose their lives which could also lead to a loss in your business. Secondly don't you think it will be better to withdraw from both countries instead of staying in one because you don't want the rest of the world to stop buying your goods? I think if you withdraw from both countries, although you may loose some money you will still gain the lives of your workers and some of the goods that may be lost as a result of an attack that may happen. Lastly another solution is that you could move your business to maybe a different country which is more peaceful.

      Thank You.

      1. I exceedingly agree with you jazzed_tamarillo, the reason being is that you are right about stating that lives will be lost in country B if goods are still being sold there.
        There is a war at both country A and B, thus it will be dangerous for your workers to keep on working in either of these countries whiles there is still war in the action. Moreover, as you stated, if your workers loose their lives, it can take a toll on your business. This is because at this point you are supposed to think about your workers first; plus they are the ones helping you to gain profits, thus if they die, who will be able to help you gain profit?
        Moreover, I think you are right about stating that it will be better to withdraw the business from both countries, and go to somewhere peaceful; this ensures that the lives of your workers are save and your goods will still be sold in order for you to gain profit.

    3. I totally agree with you because if you did not withdraw from Country A, your workers would face pressure on why did your business withdraw from that country. In that way, the workers would choose to leave the job in order to escape the pressure they are facing. You would eventually loose some of the money because the workers are leaving and you would not get much money out of the remaining workers. In addition, there would be less customers as most of the people might not appreciate your actions.
      On the other hand, if you did withdraw, you might get more money instead of loosing them as you owned a GLOBAL BUSINESS. You can always have a new branch.

    4. Hi,
      calm_cloud I am agree with you. But, I think you forget that there are more reason for withdraw from country A. There are example; if you continue your business country B can destroy your business. The workers of your business will be leave your company or business sector. My question is, "if you were there, would you do that or choose an alternative path?"
      If you did, you didn't mention why?
      So, I wish that you will be think about it in the future.
      Thanks.

    5. No offence but I'm a bit confused about this. As you said your country is known, globally than you might have a huge social media account. You might confront the world that the war is started by the government not the citizens and by not withdrawing from country A, you are helping the citizens by your company, aren't you?

      1. I understand your confusion. While having a large social media presence can provide a platform to address global issues, it's essential to consider the complexities of international relations and the potential impact of corporate actions. In situations like conflicts, companies often face difficult decisions balancing various factors such as safety, ethical considerations, and legal obligations. While some may argue for corporate engagement as a means of supporting citizens, others may prioritize neutrality or withdrawal to avoid exacerbating tensions or endangering personnel. Each situation is unique, and companies must carefully assess their role and responsibilities in such complex geopolitical contexts

    6. Hi calm_cloud,
      i understand that you are not supporting country A because the total population in country A compared to the world is very small and also to save your brand's global reputation...But i was ib a topical talker who commented that some wars might be with 2 or more governments and the people have no say in it and i also found reasons to consider the option of 'keeping' your operations...
      a, if you have a loyal customer base in Country A they may continue to support your brand and products even if others don't and this could benefit your business.
      b,If you collaborate with other organizations to help resolve the conflict caused by Country A people may view your company positively and recognize that you care about making the world a better place..there might be initial resistance from some people to doing business in Country A but over time they will see that you are trying to do the right thing and this will be beneficial for your brand in the long run...by earning people's trust,you may gain their support in future...
      An article I read(found in Forbes and the Harvard Business Review)stated that it's really important to help the country get back on its feet after a conflict is over or maybe some economic reasons...like for ex- Coca cola has continued to operate in Afghanistan since 2003 despite political and economic challenges...The company has invested in local infrastructure,training local employees and despite ongoing conflict and security concerns,Coca cola sees its presence in Afghanistan as a 'long-term commitment' and an 'a way to contribute to the country's economic development'....Thank You!

  • If I had a business in Country A, I would keep doing business there. I have many workers who depend on their jobs, and if I close the business, they won't have work anymore. It's crucial for them to have jobs so they can provide for their families, especially since there's a war going on between their country and another one.

    1. Hello , ambitious_panther .
      I'm not sure about this because... if a country is not doing well in terms of security , I feel that it may not be safe for workers to stay put , because war has negative effect on the health and well being of nations. Studies and recent research has shown that conflict situations cause more mortality and disability than any other major abnormality . War destroys communities and families and often disrupts the development of the social and economic well-being of nations. I can bear to think about it ; but imagine if while the workers continue working , they are attacked in any manner due to the insecurity caused by the war ? there we could say that it is the fault of the company for putting their workers lives at stake . Rather , I feel to secure a workers job during wars , this is where the government plays a major role by supporting individuals and companies financially even when there is no war so as to serve as a prevention of companies running into loss due to workers leaving the company during wars and also e-commerce can also play a major role in this cause by allowing businesses to continue their dealings online .
      THANK YOU .

      1. I agree with you @allowing_peach because we need to consider the fact of equality and your point you have stated about security.
        The point of security been properly explained by you, but this point has a relation to do with the equality, this is because as you have said the workers are in danger, but let us consider the fact that if the workers go to work in Country A as said by @ambitious_panther, the workers in country B will see this as inequality because the workers in country A will be earning money for their upkeep even though they caused the war, this may even give the people of country B to even want the war to continue, in the perspective of country A, they will also see this as inequality reason being that they are risking their lives everyday to go to work, and will possibly resign for their own safety, this can also be the downfall of that business, the same implies if the company owner decides to work with country B. But also it is good to note that as you are taking that decision you must be able to lose some of your gains, but I would suggest that you work on your business in other places. But after the war, you can still come back and operate after the war rather than you having your business dying because of a little partiality, because to me “Prevention is better than cure”.
        In conclusion, I think that if I was the company owner, I would shut down all my businesses within that area just as McDonald's, Coca-Cola and Starbucks and also follow the example of Ben & Jerry's to call for peace, because as I have earlier said "Prevention is better than cure."
        THANK YOU.

    2. I'm not sure about this because... It's not safe for them to continue their business in country A because what will happen if they attack the company during war?? for example in gaza one hospital got attacked by Israel during war..so I think it's not safe for them to continue their business in country A

    3. I would withdraw my investment because if I continue to invest in country A , they will gain more money and use that money to invest in buying more weapons to attack country B. I would rather withdraw my money and invest it in country B to provide more job opportunities for them.

      1. I disagree because... thanks for that wonderful remark but don’t you think that If by any means the war gets to end in country A, you can’t go back to invest again in that country and even if you do, it will have to go through rigorous procedures for them to trust you again because you did not stand for them in the time of trouble, and remember that many citizens from country A depend on your business for survival, and if you disappoint them by leaving you will never get that trust again.

        1. "you're welcome, educated_harmonica, but if I stayed working in country A, they would have hurt country B, and the people there wouldn't have jobs. I believe they might forgive me because everyone deserves a second chance. Yet, they might feel really sad that their own country caused harm, and many lost their lives and homes. It will be hard for them to rebuild their nation. So, if I go to country B, I'll invest,and they'll receive money to help make their country greet again.🎉

      2. I disagree with you because the money the company makes is mine. So, if I want, I won't be giving the government any of my money, which means they won't be using my money to buy more weapons. And since it is my money, I can choose to donate to Country B if I wanted to.

      3. But what if country B uses the invested money for the same purpose as country A? We can't be sure of what exactly any of the countries would do in that situation. I think it is best to just withdraw from any form of politics or war related matters. Workers can be attacked during the war but is it possible to keep all of them safe? If the branch in the country is really large and has over a thousand workers, is it possible to safeguard all of them? Peaceful withdrawal will be better for the businesses. Even if it is quite evident which country is at fault, businesses shouldn't take sides. If the business is really influential then they could just call for a ceasefire instead of investing money into one particular country which can in turn harm the other. Strengthening one of the countries might lead to the severe attack of the other. Won't it be better to find a way to stop the war all together?

        1. It's hard to know for sure what countries might do with invested money, and keeping workers safe during conflicts can be challenging, especially if there are many of them. Peaceful withdrawal from political and war-related matters seems like a good idea. Large businesses with lots of workers should prioritize their safety. Instead of taking sides, businesses could call for peace to prevent harm to anyone involved. Supporting one country over another could make things worse and lead to more fighting. It's important to find ways to stop wars altogether and promote peace so that everyone can be safe and happy.

      4. I like your point of view because if you actually continue to invest in country A they would use the money to buy weapons to harm country B. But you can actually continue your business in country A you do not necessarily have to end the business you can just reduce the rate at which you sell so that you won't disappoint those who depend on you for survival. When the war ends you can then continue to sell at the normal level.

        1. That's a thoughtful perspective!, you're right that reducing business rather than completely stopping it it can help support people who rely on your products while also minimizing harm during conflicts. It's important to find ways to balance business interests with promoting peace and stability. Great thinking .

    4. I'm not sure about this because... It's a tough decision because if I had a business, the decision to leave a business during a war depends on various factors, including the nature of the conflict and the impact on the business, its a complex decision that need consideration of risks.

      1. You're quite right, it is complex. What factors would be most important to you if you had to make this decision, diligent_world?

        1. I agree because... Hello, secretary @ Clifford Chance, Many factors would force me to move my business from Country A and help support Country B these factors
          1. Social problems mean what people in other countries would say about my business spoiling the brand name of my business also known as global opinions how people who aren't from countries A and B see your brand.
          2. Ethical Issues this means the morality of my business this will show if my business is solely for the people and shouldn't be seen as corrupt in any way.
          3. My staff is another factor I must consider because they rely on my company to survive make money and pay I will support them and make sure they get extra paid before leaving my business and give them food too.
          4. The safety of my workers would be both emotional and physical the emotional aspect would be the insult received and their emotions and self-esteem and courage being demolished if I do not leave Country A and their safety physically them being attacked publicly and in their homes
          these are all factors I would consider to Leave Country A
          Thank You

        2. That is a good question, Marie. In my opinion, the following elements would be most crucial:
          1. Safety: Everyone must be safe, but evacuation may be required if there is an immediate threat from the conflict.
          2. Operational viability: It can be challenging to carry out operations efficiently when a war interrupts networks of transportation and communication.
          3. Economic factors: Wars frequently result in unstable economies and a decline in consumer spending, which can affect companies' bottom lines.
          A.T.C.
          When deciding whether to leave a business during a war, these factors need to be carefully considered.
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          THANK YOU

        3. Hi Marie, Secretary @ Clifford Chance!
          I agree with diligent_world because deciding to leave a business during a war isn't easy. It's complicated because many things need to be thought about, like how the conflict is affecting the business and what risks are involved. Making this decision isn't just about one thing , it's about looking at all the factors and understanding how they impact the business before deciding what to do.

          If I were faced with the decision to leave a business during a war, the most important factors for me would be ensuring the safety and well-being of employees, figuring out if I can keep working, understanding how it affects my money, protecting my company's reputation, and thinking about my future plans.
          Thank you!

    5. I agree with you ambitious panther because the workers could be relying on you for example, if you close the business in country, they wouldn’t have to work anymore and this might be crucial for them because they have to be paid salary to be able to provide further loved ones Provide for their hygienic product since as you said, there is a war between country A and country B.

    6. I definitely agree with your perspective because the people of a country are not responsible for the wars the government has started. As bad as the war is, these people have a family to feed. So i would continue having my business in this country for my good and the country's people good ,too. But if the country's government isn't respecting the war's << rights > i would stop my business there to try to reduce the country's economy. In that way i would help the other country to protect it land.

    7. I am impressed by the way you put your workers into consideration. Before you take any decision there a lot of things you are supposed to put into consideration such as: the consequence of your action, is this decision worth it etc. But you also have to consider your safety before anything else because if you are not safe your workers would not be able to come to work. But when war becomes really bad it is important to shut the business down for a while until when the war subsides.

      1. I agree because... We need to prioritize the safety of our staff and customers above all else. In such circumstances, it might be saying far for us to pause our business operations in that area until things calm down. We can't support violent attacks or conflicts that puts people's lives in danger. It is important to take a stand for Peace and safety even if it means temporarily stopping our business activities. Once the business stabilizes we can reassess and decide if it is safe to resume operations.
        Our priority should always be the well-being and security of everyone involved both within our company and the communities where we operate.

    8. I agree because... without the staff having a job during that war they won't have a job during that war they won't have money to feed their family throughout that war. And it is crucial for their family to survive because they don't know if they are the leaders of tommorow.

    9. I disagree because... If i keep my business in Country A they would use that money for wepons instead of taking care of thier family. so in that case I would withdrawmy businesses from both countrys so when the war is over my workers will be safe and use that money to rebuild thier countrys back to the way we are, because all of my workers will be well and in good shape.

    10. I agree because yes of course if you live that country it can cause unemployment for the people who work in that company and as you said it is crucial for them to work so as to provide for their families and their selves and as you said as the war is going on. But I have a question for you, are you not endangering the people working for you and also their families. Thanks for your comment.

    11. Would you continue doing your business when your country A has gotten into a war with country B that could loose lives and property. And you have many branches in the country that you cherish and you don`t want to leave them behind because they cost you an awful lot.

    12. I found your opinion captivating to me, so I agree with you.many workers who are likely indigens of the country might find it difficult to relocate with the business. When the business or brand relocate to another country the issue of settling down will be a problem for them, the term is to stay back and help the country stop the war, help the people with job, post on medias on the effects of having war, public enlightenment and the rest of them.

    13. I'm really impressed with your points

      Employment plays a crucial role in human's life. When someone is jobless, they may become idle-minded, potentially leading to involvement in illegal activities. Unemployment significantly impacts living standards, and unemployed youths often resort to criminal activities such as kidnapping and money laundering.