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Glen Peters on some of the biggest challenges concerning climate change and sustainability.
Silo thinking and the lack of understanding of what sustainability actually is prevent progress and cooperation on sustainability in the EU.
Daughters of Themis, an international women’s network started at the Faculty of Law a few years ago, has evolved today into a viable and fruitful international network for female business scholars.
For the third year in a row the Daughters of Themis workshop was held at Cavo Perlevos Studios on the Greek island of Kea. It brought together thirteen interdisciplinary business scholars who worked on the theme of ‘Innovating Business Models for Sustainability’, from 5th to 8th June 2018. The call for papers had yielded significant interest and the process of selection had been competitive. An edited collection based on the papers from the 2018 workshop is currently in the works.
WP 3 has presented their provisional findings of an extensive research into rules and regulations concerning the use and effects of chemicals in all phases of the life cycle of a pair of jeans together with the findings of best practices in their case study.
A new committee appointed by the Norwegian government will look at whether an ethics information law is necessary to improve business’ disclosures about corporate social responsibility (CSR), including in their supply chains.
Daughters of Themis is happy to announce the launch of its virtual library, containing a large number of research sources written by members of our international network of female business scholars.
Available position as Adjunct Research Professor (20%)
Application deadline: 31 May 2018
As we move into the second half of the SMART project, we are gradually shifting our focus from research to results. We know that the successful implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires unprecedented collaboration within and beyond academia, and we are ready to play our part.
What are the social and environmental sustainability impacts in the life cycle of your mobile phone? Our analysis suggests that there are small differences between phones when it comes to environmental impact, but more substantial differences in social impact.
Would you like be a part of an exciting and important project? We are advertising a position starting in August 2018 as research assistant with the SMART project. The deadline for application is 8 March 2018.
Available position as research assistant in exiting project on sustainable business.
Application deadline: 8 March 2018
What can states and businesses do to drive sustainability in global supply chains? What does it take to make sustainability a core part of any business plan or public operation? We are reporting back from a recent international conference on this topic.
Oil nations, those who allow major polluters to pollute and profit from the pollution, are increasingly finding themselves at the receiving end of lawsuits. The ongoing court case in Oslo is the latest example.
Norwegians change their mobile phone more often than ever before. With services such as Telenor's Swap and Telia's Svitsj, it has become even easier to get the latest mobile phone on the market. These subscriptions enable customers to obtain a new mobile phone every 12 months. Telenor promotes Swap as good for the customer and good for the environment, because these one year old mobiles end up in countries where most people do not have the money to buy a new mobile.
How companies create value, for whom and at what cost. A summary the SMART-event in from Brussels: “Non-Financial Reporting for a Sustainable Circular Economy”.
With the results from Norway’s general elections last Monday, the impression of a land of paradox is reinforced. The conservative coalition has received a slim mandate to stay in office.
This year’s workshop delivered insightful and thought-provoking discussions on the challenges and opportunities with engaging in interdisciplinary research, spanning the use of multiple disciplines and methodologies as well as the strengths with creating partnerships with colleagues.
There is much unused potential in law to empower consumers as a force to promote greater sustainability, but also significant barriers in legal regulation and in consumer behaviour.
Much done – much more to do as we work to align business interests and public policies for greater policy coherence for development with planetary boundaries.
Beate Sjåfjell has written an op-ed in the University of Oslo’s online paper Uniforum about Daughters of Themis and how it started with a recognition of the lack of gender balance in company law scholarship in egalitarian Norway.
The sovereign state is perhaps the single most important structural phenomenon in human organisation today, and tax sovereignty is one of the fundamental components of the sovereign state. But what is tax sovereignty for?
Lack of will, knowledge and priorities leaves room for improvement when it comes to social and ethical considerations in public procurement. Even the Fairtrade-label might be problematic.
This Call for Papers invites contributions to the Cambridge Handbook of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Sustainability. Those tentatively selected to contribute will be invited to a Cambridge Handbook Symposium in Oslo on 12-14 March 2018, with draft chapters to be submitted to the editors beforehand. Participation at the Symposium is not a condition to contribute to the Handbook, but it is strongly encouraged. The Symposium is expected to enhance the quality of the contributions, reinforce the cohesive nature of the volume, and contribute to the timeliness of the manuscript.