News from the Sustainable Companies Project
News - March 2014
Videos from the conference The Purpose of the Corporation, organised by Frank Bold and Cardiff Business School in Brussels last month, are now on YouTube!
See all the videos from the conference or go directly to the session including Beate Sjåfjell’s presentation Sustainable Companies: A Contribution to the Jigsaw Puzzle of Sustainability (at 37:50).
News - February 2014
By invitation from the Sustainable Economy Project, Beate Sjåfjell has written a blog post about the outcome of the Sustainable Companies Project. Read the post Shareholder Primacy: the Main Barrier to Sustainable Companies – and we welcome all comments and questions!
Beate Sjåfjell contributed at the Norwegian conference Lerchendal-konferansen in February, where she presented the results of the Sustainable Companies Project for high-level policy makers and decision-makers in business and civil society. Her presentation (in Norwegian) is available here: Gi de gode selskapene konkurransefordelen. En ny rettslig infrastruktur for bærekraftige selskaper (Give the good companies the competitive advantage. A new legal infrastructure for sustainable companies).
News - January 2014
Shareholder Primacy as the Main Barrier to Sustainable Companies
Professor Beate Sjåfjell has here together with other team members summarised the main result of the comparative company law research of the Sustainable Companies Project in 2.5 pages. Dissemination is encouraged. For any questions or comments, please contact Beate Sjåfjell.
News - December 2013
- Conference report written by Cecilia Marcela Bailliet, University for Oslo (Chair at the Conference)
Sustainable Companies Project Conference: Business as Usual is Not an Option
(IntLawGrrls - voices on international law, policy, practice)
- Conference report written by Marcia L. Narine, Florida (speaker at the Conference)
Changing Corporate Law to Make Companies More Sustainable- Perspectives from governments, academics and practitioners
(Law Professor Blogs Network)
- Conference report written by Gail Henderson, University of Alberta (speaker at the Conference)
The Sustainable Companies Project Conference: We Make It Happen
(Faculty Blog, University of Alberta)
- Conference report written by Carol Liao, University of Toronto, (speaker at the Conference)
Sustainable Companies Project: A Letter from Oslo, Norway
(News, University of Toronto)
News - September 2013
- Sustainable Companies mapping papers available
A number of the mapping papers from the Sustainable Companies Project are now available at and freely downloadble from SSRN. All comments and questions are welcome!
- Earth Overshoot Day
Professor Beate Sjåfjell is invited to speak at the high-level event 'Earth Overshoot Day 2013: Moving away from the Planetary Boundaries' on September 17th at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Professor Beate Sjåfjell will participate at the Goodcorp meeting 17-18 September. The meeting is organized by Etui in Brussel, in coorperation with the Sustainable Companies Project.
News - August 2013
Professors Charlotte Villiers and Jukka Mähönen, members of the Sustainable CompaniesProject, have written a response note to the EU Commission's proposal on non-financial reporting. The note builds on the analysis Professors Villiers and Mähönen have undertaken of the cross-jurisdictional research conducted by the Sustainable Companies team. The note may be freely downloaded, circulated and quoted, with reference to this website and the Sustainable Companies Project. Any comments or questions may be sent to the head of the project, Professor Beate Sjåfjell.