Responsible Corporate Governance

European Company Law, Editorial, Vol. 7, No. 1, p. 4, 2010

Nordic & European Company Law Working Paper No. 10-13

3 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2009 Last revised: 1 Aug 2011

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Beate Sjåfjell

University of Oslo - Faculty of Law

Date Written: November 23, 2009

Abstract

This editorial discusses the problem posed by the issue of the contribution of companies to the mitigation of climate change, where the IPCC has stated that: ‘Even though a broad range of cost-effective [greenhouse gas] mitigation technologies exist, a variety of […] barriers prevent their full realisation in both developed and developing countries’. As a contribution to resolving this problem, the editorial suggests a merger between mainstream corporate governance and CSR.

Beate Sjåfjell is the author of "Towards a Sustainable European Company Law: A Normative Analysis of the Objectives of EU Law, with the Takeover Directive as a Test Case" and the project leader for a new research project: "Sustainable Companies: how to make companies contribute effectively to mitigation of climate change".

Keywords: Corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, climate change, company law, IPCC, externalisation

JEL Classification: K22

Suggested Citation

Sjåfjell, Beate, Responsible Corporate Governance (November 23, 2009). European Company Law, Editorial, Vol. 7, No. 1, p. 4, 2010; Nordic & European Company Law Working Paper No. 10-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1512591

Beate Sjåfjell (Contact Author)

University of Oslo - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 6706 St Olavsplass
Oslo, 0130
Norway

HOME PAGE: http://www.jus.uio.no/ifp/english/people/aca/beatesj/

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