The main vision regarding the actions of companies, above all of a transnational nature, in Latin America is negative and with just cause as a result of the innumerable extractive and economic-financial activities that they have developed or are still doing in the continent without measuring the negative impact on the environment and the local populations.
Numerous institutions, organizations and even more, national and international regulations that make these negative actioners visible, highlighting the work of environmental leaders and social movements. Their activities must not cease, since they are the conscience’s voice of an original identity that also unites the continent, and was left aside or little valued.
However, most of the academic, political or social tasks point to a companies’ negative actions’ denunciation, which in a first stage of awareness is fine, but to this it becomes imperative to add the prepositive character.
From a pragmatic point of view, reality imposes that these companies are the ones that manage the flow of capital, which until now has been exercised without many restrictions. Parameters such as direct or structural violence resulting from the misuse of the government institutions’ power, and even cultural violence, in Galtung's terms, help to build a more complete picture of the landscape on which to work.
However, we are experiencing a time of paradigm change in terms of development, where citizens begin to demand new methods of production and consumption. Whether it is affected by the production method, either by how it affects the products to be consumed or simply by conscience. From the logic of the current market, this implies a demand that the market cannot ignore, and must be accompanied by transdisciplinary legal work groups. It is time to change the logic of production of legal academic material to be attentive to the prevailing reality, it must be layers not only to produce content, but also be nourished by the different scientific branches specialized in the different aspects to facilitate the Transition towards a cross-cutting sustainable development in all social, economic, cultural and political sectors. It implies a greater intellectual effort but the transdisciplinary work has an unlimited potential, and it is what is needed, to unite in a world of dispersed resources.