Abstracts for the Parallel Sessions
Abstracts and draft papers that were presented in the Parallel Sessions Tuesday 30 August at 8.30-11 am.
Session 1: Case studies on human rights and environmental law
- Norwegian authorities’ advice on Western Sahara and Norwegian vessels’ complicity in human rights violations: fish oil and phosphates from Western Sahara, Hans Morten Haugen, Oslo - Working Paper on SSRN
- Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Do They Provide Enough Guidance for Sustainable Business?, Surya Deva, Hong Kong
- The corporate responsibility to remedy (3rd pillar Ruggie framework), Tineke Lambooy, Mary Varner and Aikaterini Argyrou, University Utrecht - Working paper on SSRN
- Temporary Nature: A Useful Tool for Sustainable Companies?, Hendrik Schoukens, Ghent - Draft paper
Session 2: CSR, Codes, Accounting and Reporting
- Public disclosure and global sustainable development in the banking industry: The equator principles, Poonam Puri, Osgoode - Draft paper
- The Danish CSR Reporting Requirement: Employing national company law to deal with trans-boundery sustainability challenges, Karin Buhmann, University of Copenhagen
- How Environmental Reporting can be Saved by Accounting Principles, Miriam Aakre Borgersrud, University of Oslo - Draft paper
- Constructing Sustainability through CSR: A Critical Appraisal of ISO 26000, Andrew Johnston, University of Queensland - Working paper on SSRN.
Session 3: Investment and Financial Market Law
- Sustainable Investment through Effective Resolution of Investment Disputes—is Transparency the Answer?, Cornel Marian - Draft paper
- Societal Corporate Governance and Extra Financial Information: Spearhead or Achille’s heel of Corporate Governance?, Catherine Malecki, University Paris Sud (Paris XI) - Working Paper on SSRN
- The State as Shareholder and the Duty and Competence to Promote Sustainable Development, Anders By Teigen, University of Oslo - Draft paper
Session 4: Corporate Governance, Shareholder Primacy and Fiduciary Duties
- An Intellectual History of Shareholder Primacy from Dodge v. Ford Through the Rise of Financialism, Judd F. Sneirson, Hofstra, USA - Draft paper
- Shareholder Primacy and Intergenerational Environmental Justice, Gail Henderson, Toronto - Working paper on SSRN.
- Sustainable development and the need for sustainable oriented corporate law and regulation, Prof. S. C. de Hoo and Dr. M. Olaerts, University of Maastricht - Working paper on SSRN.
- Sustainable companies, sustainable capitalism: A new model built on the concept of directors duties, Olawale Ajai, Lagos, Nigeria - Draft paper
Session 5: Drivers for sustainable companies
- Sustainable decision making? Some potential driving forces, Cecilie Kjelland, University of Oslo - Draft paper
- Improving Corporate Environmental Performance: Encouraging Sustainable Commerce Through Regulatory and Other Governmental Action, Peter Appel, Georgia, USA - Working Paper on SSRN
- Insurance as a Regulatory Mechanism Towards Sustainable Companies, Clifford Shearing, Jan Froestad, Tom Herbstein and Kjersti Gjuvsland, Cape Town / Bergen - Draft paper
- Neural Networks: A methodology to evaluate sustainability in companies, Raúl León, Elena Escrig, Mª Ángeles Fernández, Mª Jesús Muñoz, Juana María Rivera, Idoya Ferrero, Spain - Working Paper on SSRN
Session 6: The Contribution of Labour to Sustainable Companies
- What is the Sustainable Company?, Sigurt Vitols, European Trade Union Institute - Draft paper
- Trade unions and the new corporate sustainability, David Monciardini, University of Milan and Laura Horn, VU University Amsterdam - Draft paper
- Why worker involvement is needed in the Sustainable Company, Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute of Advanced Labour Studies - Draft paper
- Reorienting management remuneration towards sustainability: lessons from Germany, Rainald Thannisch, Confederation of German Trade Unions - Draft paper