There seems to be popular consensus that multinational corporations (MNCs) should take responsibility
for both the intended and unintended consequences of their operations. However, within the discipline
of ethics, reflection on the responsibilities of MNCs continues to be highly controversial. In this article,
we reflect on one of the more contentious issues in this debate, namely, the moral responsibility of
MNCs for the unintended consequences of their operations. It is argued that at least two questions
need to be addressed, namely, whether or not MNCs can be held morally responsible for anything
and – should this be the case – what it actually means to hold the MNCs responsible.