Benjamin J. Richardson

University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law

Professor

Private Bag 89

Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Australia

http://www.utas.edu.au/law

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Scholarly Papers (35)

1.

Do the Fiduciary Duties of Pension Funds Hinder Socially Responsible Investment?

Banking and Finance Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 20 Mar 2007
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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Pension funds, socially responsible investment, environmental law, fiduciary responsibilities

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What Ever Happened to Canadian Environmental Law?

Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 37, p. 981, 2010, Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 12/2010
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 24 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2011
Stepan Wood, Georgia Tanner and Benjamin J. Richardson
Peter A Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, York University, Osgood Hall - Law School and University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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Canada, environmental law, instrument choice, economic instruments, political economy, policy frameworks

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Climate Finance and its Governance: Moving to a Low Carbon Economy Through Socially Responsible Financing?

International & Comparative Law Quarterly, 2009
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 30 Jan 2009
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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Climate change, finance, financial markets, socially responsible investment.

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The Ties that Bind: Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Governance

Indigenous Peoples and the Law: Comparative and Critical Perspectives, 2009, CLPE Research Paper No. 26/2008
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 04 Sep 2008
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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Environmental law, Indigenous peoples, Indigenous resource rights, legal pluralism, traditional environmental knowledge.

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Sovereign Wealth Funds and the Quest for Sustainability: Insights from Norway and New Zealand

Nordic Journal of Commercial Law, Vol. 2, pp. 1-27, 2011
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Dec 2011
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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Norway, New Zealand, socially responsible investment, sovereign wealth funds, ethical investment, legal frameworks

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Socially Responsible Investment Law: Regulating the Unseen Polluters

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT LAW: REGULATING THE UNSEEN POLLUTERS, Oxford University Press, 2008
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 12 May 2008 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2010
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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Socially responsible investment, ethics, sustainable development, financial regulation, environmental law

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Are Social Investors Influential?

(2012) 9:2 European Company Law 133-140
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 24 May 2012 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2012
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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Socially Responsible Investing, corporate engagement, SRI codes of conduct, ethics, SRI governance and public policy

Are Social Investors Influential?

European Company Law, Kluwer Law International, Special Issue on CSR and SRI, 2012, volume 9, issue 2, pp 133-140. , University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2012-14
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 13 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2012
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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From Fiduciary Duties to Fiduciary Relationships for Socially Responsible Investment

Principles of Responsible Investment Academic Conference, May 2010
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2010
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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Fiduciary Duties, Socially Responsible Investment, Democratic Processes

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Protecting Indigenous Peoples Through Socially Responsible Investment

Indigenous Law Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1, Fall 2007
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Jun 2007
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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Indigenous peoples, socially responsible investment, finance, environmental law

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Capitalism, the Sustainability Crisis, and the Limitations of Current Business Governance

Company Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities, Beate Sjåfjell and Benjamin J. Richardson (eds), Cambridge University Press, 2015, University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2015-18, Nordic & European Company Law Working Paper No. 15-08
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 18 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2015
Benjamin J. Richardson and Beate Sjåfjell
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law and University of Oslo - Faculty of Law
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Investing in Sustainability or Feeding on Stranded Assets? The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global

Wake Forest Law Review (2017), volume 52, issue 4, pp. 949-979, University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2017-29, Nordic & European Company Law Working Paper No. 16-29
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 16 May 2018
Beate Sjåfjell, Heidi Rapp Nilsen and Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Oslo - Faculty of Law, Norut Northern Research Institute and University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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Being Virtuous and Prosperous: SRI's Conflicting Goals

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 30 Aug 2009
Wesley Cragg and Benjamin J. Richardson
York University - Schulich School of Business and University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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Socially responsible investment, business ethics, fiduciary duties

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German Socially Responsible Investment: Barriers and Opportunities

German Law Journal, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 865-900, 2011
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Dec 2011
Benjamin J. Richardson and Friederike J. Preu
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Germany, Socially Responsible Investment, Banks, Corporate Governance, Investment regulations, Pension funds

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A Damp Squib: Environmental Law from a Human Evolutionary Perspective

Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 08/2011
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Feb 2011
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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Environmental Law, Flaws, Human Psychology, Behavioural Economics, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Perspective

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Socially Responsible Investing for Sustainability: Overcoming its Incomplete and Conflicting Rationales

(2013) 2:2 Transnational Environmental Law 311-338
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 Nov 2013
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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Financial Markets, Governance, Institutional Investors, Sustainability, Socially Responsible Investing, Fiduciary Law

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Sustainability and Company Law: An Improbable Union?

European Company Law, Vol. 8, No. 2-3, pp 54-55, 2011, University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2011-03
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 04 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2011
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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Sustainabilitiy, company law, climate change, csr

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Fossil Fuels Divestment: Is It Lawful?

University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 39, No. 4, 2016
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 23 Nov 2016
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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climate change; divestment; fossil fuels; legality

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Universal Investors and Socially Responsible Finance: A Critique of a Premature Theory

Banking and Finance Law Review, volume 30 (2015): 405-455
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 03 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2016
Benjamin J. Richardson and Maziar Peihani
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Centre for Banking and Finance Law (CBFL)
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universal investors; socially responsible investing; fiduciary duty; law

Breaching the Maginot Line: The Frailty of Environmental Law in Europe and North America

University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2012-34
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2012
Nicole Bakker and Benjamin J. Richardson
University of British Columbia - Faculty of Law and University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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Breaching the Maginot Line: The Frailty of Environmental Law in Europe and North America

Prue Taylor, ed., Environmental Law for a Sustainable Society, New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law, 2013
Posted: 14 Mar 2014
Benjamin J. Richardson and Nicole Bakker
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law and University of British Columbia - Faculty of Law

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Comparative environment law; European Community, North America; sustainable development

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Financing Environmental Change: A New Role for Canadian Environmental Law

McGill Law Journal, Vol 49, pp. 145-202, 2003
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 10 Mar 2011
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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Canada, Environmental law, Financial services

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Reviews

Modern Law Review, Vol. 65, pp. 629-648, 2002
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 09 Jul 2003
University of Oslo - Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law, University of Oxford - Faculty of Law, University of Manchester - School of Law, Brunel University London - Brunel Law School, University of Warwick - School of Law, London School of Economics - Law Department and University of Manchester - School of Law
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The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global. Risk Based versus Ethical Investments

Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung, Vol. 88 (2019), Iss. 1: pp. 65–78, University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2019-59
Posted: 25 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2020
Heidi Rapp Nilsen, Beate Sjåfjell and Benjamin J. Richardson
Norut Northern Research Institute, University of Oslo - Faculty of Law and University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law

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Aligning Social Investing with Nature's Timescales

In Beate Sjåfjell and Christopher M. Bruner (eds), Cambridge Handbook of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Sustainability (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming).. , University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2019-44
Posted: 08 May 2019
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law

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capitalism, finance, time, patience, slow money

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Divesting from Climate Change: The Road to Influence

Law & Policy, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 325-348, 2017
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Oct 2017
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law
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The Future of Company Law and Sustainability

Company Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities, Beate Sjåfjell and Benjamin J. Richardson (eds), Cambridge University Press, 2015, University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2015-34
Posted: 22 Sep 2015
Beate Sjåfjell and Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Oslo - Faculty of Law and University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law

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Financial Markets and Socially Responsible Investing

Company Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities, Beate Sjåfjell and Benjamin J. Richardson (eds), Cambridge University Press, 2015, University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2015-33
Posted: 22 Sep 2015
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law

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Sovereign Wealth Funds and Socially Responsible Investing: An Emerging Public Fiduciary

(2013) 1:2 Global Journal of Comparative Law 125-162
Posted: 10 Jul 2013
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law

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Socially Responsible Investing, Sovereign Wealth Funds, France, sustainability, environmental law, trust law, Norway, social investing

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Fiduciary and Other Legal Duties

Socially Responsible Finance and Investing: Financial Institutions, Corporations, Investors, and Activists, pp. 69-85, H. Kent Baker & John R. Nofsinger, eds., John Wiley & Sons, 2013
Posted: 04 May 2013
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law

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Fiduciary and tusts law, Socially responsible investment

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Fiduciary Responsibility in Retail Funds: Clarifying the Prospects for SRI

Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-16, 2013
Posted: 04 May 2013
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law

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Governance, Financial services regulation, Socially responsible investment, Sustainable development

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Socially Responsible Investing Through Voluntary Codes

Harnessing Foreign Investment to Promote Environmental Protection: Incentives and Safeguards, pp. 383-414, Pierre-Marie Dupuy & Jorge E. Viñuales, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2013
Posted: 04 May 2013
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law

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Socially responsible investing, voluntary codes, market governance, sustainable development

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Fiduciary Law and Responsible Investing: In Nature's Trust

B. Richardson, Fiduciary Law and Responsible Investing: In Nature's Trust, Routledge, 2013
Posted: 04 May 2013 Last Revised: 14 May 2013
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law

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Fiduciary Law, Socially Responsible Investing, Environmental law, Sustainable Development

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Local Climate Change Law: Environmental Regulation in Cities and Other Localities

B. Richardson, ed., Local Climate Change Law: Environmental Regulation in Cities and Other Localities, Edward Elgar Publishing, September 2012
Posted: 30 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2013
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law

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Environmental regulation, Climate Change, Local law

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From Fiduciary Duties to Fiduciary Relationships for Socially Responsible Investing: Responding to the Will of Beneficiaries

Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 5-19, 2011
Posted: 06 Dec 2011
Benjamin J. Richardson
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law

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Beneficiaries, Fiduciary duties, Institutional investors, Legal reform, Socially responsible investment, Trustees

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Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making

Environmental Law for Sustainability, pp. 165-194, 2006
Posted: 28 Mar 2011
Benjamin J. Richardson and Jona Razzaque
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law and University of the West of England (UWE)

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participation, environmental decision making, Aarhus convention

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Environmental Law for Sustainability

Benjamin Richardson and Stepan Wood, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW FOR SUSTAINABILITY, Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2006
Posted: 08 Feb 2006
Benjamin J. Richardson and Stepan Wood
University of Tasmania - Faculty of Law and Peter A Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

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Environmental Law, Sustainable Development, Regulation