The question of liability in corporate groups has been referred to as one of the great unsolved problems of modern company law. The acceptance in the late nineteenth century of companies as owners of shares in other companies gave legal basis for group structures. The transnational group of companies is the prevailing business form for both European enterprises and internationally.

This special issue of the journal Sustainability is based on the contributions at the conference ‘Corporate Sustainability Reforms: Securing Market Actors’ Contribution to Global Sustainability’ in Oslo on 24 October 2019. To achieve sustainability, it is crucial to secure the contribution of all market actors: Business, citizens, investors, and the public sector. The contributions engage from different perspectives with ways forward to support the transition to sustainability.

Editors of the special issue: Professor Beate Sjåfjell and Professor Maja van der Velden.

25 May 2020, Journal of Sustainability