"Buon governo societario: un approccio al Libro Verde dell’UE del 2011 dal punto di vista della giustizia relazionale"
In Nuova Umanità XXXIV, 204
. ISSN 2240-2527
Abstract: The European Commission has recently stated that, especially in the current international economic crisis, it is of paramount importance that European enterprises demonstrate the utmost responsibility not only towards their employees and shareholders but also towards society at large. Corporate governance may be considered as a set of relationships between a company’s management, its board, its shareholders and its other stakeholders. In the dynamics of a responsible company, all of them have an important role to play. In this context, the principle of ‘comply or explain’ is crucial. An approach based on relational justice is not in reference to a norm, as in the classical alternative, ‘comply or default’. It is strongly linked to sociality, because its reference point is relationships with others. All the parties have to respect agreements, or explain why not. Relational justice demonstrates that good corporate governance consists in a strong and free sense of responsibility, together with social awareness.