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The EU-funded SMART project has published the first version of its sustainability assessment guide for companies. The guide is intended to help businesses become more sustainable and will be updated and improved over the next few months.
The Steering Committee of Daughters of Themis: International Network of Female Business Scholars, hereby express our solidarity with our Turkish colleague Dr. Ayşe Gül Altınay.
The fifth international workshop of Daughter of Themis brought together twelve business scholars from different countries to discuss ways of enhancing finance for sustainability.
Businesses need to redefine their purpose to creating sustainable value within the planetary boundaries, argues SMART project leader Beate Sjåfjell.
Introducing regulation that requires companies to act sustainably is crucial because many firms want to be more sustainable, but fear that doing so will be expensive and put them at a competitive disadvantage to less responsible businesses.
"There is no guarantee that the courts are going to open up to the idea of climate justice," says Mark Taylor from the SMART project.
– and it may never lose its fossil fuel addiction
Economic and industrial pressure to keep opening new areas is indisputable, and perhaps immutable. The country's hypocrisy may be ingrained.
A PhD Research Fellowship in Sustainable Digitalisation is available at Digitalisation & Entrepreneurship (DIGENT) research section at the Department of Informatics. The successful candidate will be based at the Sustainability and Design Lab.
Deadline 7 April 2019!
The project Futuring Sustainable Nordic Business Models have a postdoctoral position available in Oslo.
Deadline 19 April 2019!
“The EU should reform European company law to ensure that businesses create profit in a way that is not based on destroying the environment or exploiting people,” says law professor and SMART project leader Beate Sjåfjell.
The deadline for application is 7 March 2019.
Would you like be a part of an exciting and important project? We are advertising a position starting in August 2019 as research assistant with the research project Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART) at the Department of Private Law, University of Oslo.
Jay Cullen as Adjunct Research Professor (20%).
Contrary to popular belief, maximising returns to shareholders is not a legal obligation. EU law must clarify that it is a requirement for companies to operate sustainably, said professor Beate Sjåfjell in Brussels on 24 January.
Current EU policies for mobile and textile production often let member states shape the laws and their implementation themselves. This leads to more use of chemicals and less sustainable waste management, research by the SMART project shows.
How to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals for people involved in the production of mobile phone was the topic of a SMART stakeholder meeting in Brussels on 27 September.
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.