Previous events

Time and place: Oct. 7, 2019 9:00 AMOct. 11, 2019 4:00 PM, Kjerka, Karl Johans gate 47, Oslo

The topic of this year’s PhD seminar is "Business: Law, Policies and Theory".

Time and place: Sep. 19, 2019 12:00 PM1:00 PM, Rom 312, Domus Media Vest, 3. etg., Karl Johans gt. 47

- An Extended Case Study on Forest Management in the Oroqin Hunters´ Autonomous Area.

Presentation by Yong Zhou

Time and place: Sep. 17, 2019 8:30 AM3:00 PM, Fjord meeting room, Norwegian House of Research and Innovation, Rue Guimard 9, Brussels

In this workshop, SMART wishes to examine the interactions between policies and to what extent these either enable or constrain the areas of EU sustainability policies, Foreign Direct Investment and the EU Sustainable Finance Initiative, as well as the regulation of the governance of global value chains. 

Image may contain: hair, face, hairstyle, blond, eyebrow.
Time and place: Sep. 6, 2019 11:15 AM3:00 PM, Gamle festsal, 1. etg. Urbygningen

Master of Laws Linn Cecilie Anker-Sørensen at Department of Private Law will be defending the thesis The Multifaceted Corporate Group. Testing EU’s response to hidden control structures for the degree of Ph.D.

Time and place: Sep. 2, 2019Sep. 5, 2019, Menador Building, Plaza de l'Hort dels Corders, 4, 12001 Castellón de la Plana

SMART has identified a number of barriers, gaps and incoherencies that prevent market actors from contributing to sustainability, as well as some tentative positive trends that need to be strengthened. In this workshop we will concentrate on identifying ways forward towards corporate sustainability, with the aim of developing reform proposals that will contribute to policy coherence for sustainability.

Time and place: Aug. 20, 2019 3:00 PM6:00 PM, Viggo Hagstrøms sal, Domus Media, Faculty of Law, Oslo

We unfortunately have to cancel due to illness, but look forward to welcoming you at one of our later events!

SMART is proud to have project partner Clair Gammage introduce her fresh of the press edited volume 'Sustainable Trade, Investment and Finance'. The book, edited together with Tonia Novitz, both University of Bristol, very timely explores how the contours and facets of economic, environmental and social sustainability are reflected in the legal norms that govern trade, investment and finance.

Time and place: June 12, 2019 8:30 AM11:00 AM, Lødrups kjeller, Domus Media

SMART investorforum inviterer til seminar med fokus på nye reguleringsmessige utviklingstrekk for økt ESG-integrasjon i investeringsbeslutninger. 

Time and place: June 4, 2019June 8, 2019, Kea, Greece

The theme of the fifth international workshop of Daughters of Themis: International Network of Female Business Scholars, is ‘Finance for Sustainability’. The aim of the annual workshop is to provide a forum for open, intimate and inspiring discussions about female business scholars’ common areas of interest. Workshop participants have been selected based on a highly competitive call for papers.

Time and place: Apr. 26, 2019, UC Davis School of Law, Room 1002

Despite much talk about sustainability, business as usual is still a very certain path towards a very uncertain future. On April 26, 2019, SMART will join colleagues at UC Davis to discuss how the consideration of sustainability in takeowers may have an impact on business far beyond the rare cases of uninvited takeovers.

Time: Mar. 26, 2019

Daughters of Themis: International Network of Female Business Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its fifth annual workshop on the theme of ‘Finance for sustainability’.

The aim of the annual workshop is to provide a forum for open, intimate and inspiring discussions about female business scholars’ common areas of interest. The network is open to all in the broad field of business including but not limited to disciplines of law, economics, accounting, organizational studies, political science, business, and sociology.

Call for papers deadline: 26 March 2019

Time and place: Mar. 21, 2019 12:01 AMMar. 22, 2019 11:00 PM, Please note that the calendar is set to reflect California time, see programme below for detailed timings.

Join us in Berkeley on 21-22 March to compare, critique and celebrate corporate sustainability leadership. The conference will focus on the Nordic region and California – both renowned for demonstrating global corporate sustainability leadership – but how can we transition best practices into real corporate sustainability?

Time and place: Feb. 28, 2019 12:00 PM1:00 PM, Lødrups kjeller, Domus Media Vest, Karl Johans gt. 47

Dr Jay Cullen, the new Adjunct Research Professor of our Research Group Companies, Markets and Sustainability is unfortunately not able to come to Oslo on Thursday 28 February, and his presentation "The Case for Abolishing Deposit Insurance Limits" is cancelled. We look forward to reschedule the presentation later this year.

Time and place: Feb. 14, 2019 12:00 PM1:00 PM, Lødrups kjeller, Domus Media Vest, Karl Johans gt. 47

Presentation by Hanna Ahlström, Department of Private Law.

Time and place: Feb. 4, 2019 9:00 AM12:00 PM, Kjerka, Domus Media, University of Oslo

In order to tackle our sustainability challenges, multi-actor collaboration have been put forward as an important process for change. At this workshop we will discuss drivers and barriers to organisational change, integrating business expertise and our latest research. 

Time and place: Dec. 6, 2018 12:00 PM1:00 PM, Lødrups kjeller, Domus Media Vest, Karl Johans gate 47

Jukka Mähönen shall present Futuring Sustainable Nordic Business Models.

Time and place: Nov. 20, 2018 1:00 PM5:30 PM, COV2 (00/SDR2), Place Rogier 16, Brussels

Join us in Brussels to learn how businesses and European policy-makers can work together to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into business and policy practice.

Time and place: Nov. 19, 2018Nov. 21, 2018, Brussels, scroll down for link to venues

On 19-21 November we have several events lined up in Brussels both internal for the consortium, as well as a SMART Conference, open for business and European policy-makers together with academics. 

Time and place: Oct. 11, 2018 12:00 PM1:00 PM, Lødrups kjeller, Domus Media Vest, Karl Johans gt. 47

Presentation by Thomas Coendet, Shanghai Distinguished Professor (Oriental Chair) at KoGuan Law School of Shanghai Jiaotong University . 

Time and place: Oct. 8, 2018 9:00 AM4:00 PM, Kjerka, Karl Johans gate 47, Oslo

The topic of this year’s PhD seminar is ‘European company law 50 years’.

Time and place: Aug. 15, 2018 3:00 PM4:00 PM, Ms Sandnes, Arendal
Time and place: Aug. 14, 2018 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Kjerka, Department of Private Law, Karl Johans gate 47, Oslo

Welcome to this guest lecture by Rakhyun E. Kim, Utrecht University.

Open for all interested.

Time and place: Aug. 14, 2018 10:00 AM11:30 AM, Lødrups kjeller, Karl Johans gate 47, Domus Media

PhD candidate Hanna Ahlström at the Department of Private Law will  present her PhD project: "Regulatory dynamics of sustainability: policy coherence in EU business and financial market Law".

Time and place: June 28, 2018 9:00 AMJune 29, 2018 3:00 PM, Professorboligen, Karl Johans gate 47

How do we time our actions in a way that minimize the risks and maximize the opportunities associated with climate change and environmental issues? What role can the Sustainable Development Goals play in this?

Time and place: June 25, 2018 12:00 PM1:00 PM, Lødrups kjeller, Domus Media Vest, Karl Johans gt. 47

Presentation by Professor Vijaya Nagarajan, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She will be at the Department of Private Law in Oslo as a guest researcher until 30 June.

Time and place: June 20, 2018June 21, 2018, Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg

This workshop will investigate the role of public authority and development of transnational practices regarding the regulation of labour standards and market actors. How such practices can promote sustainability will be considered in economic, environmental and social terms and with reference to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, the current challenge and effects of forms of nationalism (as evident from the 2016 Brexit referendum and US elections, among others) will be addressed as a constraint on transnationalism. Scope for innovative national regulatory practices will also be explored.