The seventh international annual workshop of Daughter of Themis brought together 14 business scholars from universities in different cities all around the world (Oslo, Amsterdam, Stockholm, London, Nairobi, Vancouver, Zagreb, Porto, São Paulo) to discuss gender equality in business.
We are proud to introduce our three new Research Assistants affiliated with three different projects under Sustainability Law.
Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, the corporate disregard of the connection between economics and ecology has come to an uncomfortable reckoning. Unprecedented shifts to mitigate global warming and other environmental and social crises are needed. The volume Innovating Business for Sustainability: Regulatory Approaches in the Anthropocene responds to these challenges through an interdisciplinary investigation of the possibilities for embedding sustainability into business within legal and regulatory landscapes.
A new volume on Sustainable Value Creation in the EU is now in print. This volume is the result of a long journey, beginning early in 2015, when a group of scholars organised an event in reaction to the economic crisis in Greece, which they saw as a symptom of broader European and global problems (rather than as a Greek problem).
The theme of the sixth international workshop of Daughters of Themis: International Network of Female Business Scholars was the highly topical theme of ‘Contemporary Theories in Corporate Law and Corporate Governance’.
EMPOWER, an interdisciplinary project aimed at developing an encompassing long-term strategy on sustainable batteries, was awarded one the two first UiO:Energi convergence environments funding. The project EMPOWER aims at answering the overarching research question: how can batteries used in mobility empower the transition to a net-zero energy system in Norway?
Consultation response to the European Commission Sustainable Corporate Governance Initiative from the Research Group Companies, Markets and Sustainability.
Our flagship project, Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART), is now concluded. SMART aimed to secure the contribution of market actors to sustainability, which we defined as securing the social foundation for humanity, now and in the future, within planetary boundaries. Check out our short video (1 minute 40 seconds) on this!
The new Cambridge Handbook of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Sustainability firmly establishes sustainability-related study of corporate law and corporate governance as a field. The advance praise in twenty-two endorsements and two forewords bodes well for the volume, which is now out in print as well as online for subscribers to Cambridge Core.
Even the apparently most sustainable clothing companies lack information about the environmental, social and economic impacts of their business operations, shows a SMART project analysis of the best practices reported by 31 companies in the textile industry.
Change in business practice is urgently needed to achieve sustainability. The deterioration of our biosphere has direct impacts on human welfare and political progress towards the realization of human rights. We must ensure business respect for human rights is a minimum standard in the drive for sustainability, say SMART project leader Beate Sjåfjell and researcher Mark B. Taylor.
The SMART project has published a first report presenting its reform proposals aimed to support the transition to sustainability. All feedback is highly welcome, says SMART project leader Beate Sjåfjell.
The constant buying and throwing away of clothes is destroying our planet. Therefore, EU governments should force companies to make clothes that last longer and can be recycled more easily.
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.
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!