Corporations and Sustainability

In Beate Sjåfjell and Christopher M. Bruner (eds), Cambridge Handbook of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Sustainability (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Chapter 1.

University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2019-06

Nordic & European Company Law Working Paper No. 19-08

University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-36

Dean Rusk International Center Research Paper No. 2019-12

13 Pages Posted: 8 May 2019 Last revised: 15 Jun 2020

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Beate Sjåfjell

University of Oslo - Faculty of Law; College of Europe - European Legal Studies Department; EUSFIL Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

Christopher M. Bruner

University of Georgia School of Law; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Date Written: May 6, 2019

Abstract

This chapter introduces the Handbook, providing an overview of its aims and structure, as well as the core research questions that the contributions to it collectively address. It discusses sustainability-related problems associated with the legal form of the corporation, and provides background on state-of-the-art research in natural sciences and other relevant fields that inform our understanding of sustainability. It concludes with specific research questions and a presentation of the Handbook’s structure.

Keywords: planetary boundaries, social foundation, human rights, shareholder primacy, strong sustainability

Suggested Citation

Sjåfjell, Beate and Bruner, Christopher M., Corporations and Sustainability (May 6, 2019). In Beate Sjåfjell and Christopher M. Bruner (eds), Cambridge Handbook of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Sustainability (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Chapter 1., University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2019-06, Nordic & European Company Law Working Paper No. 19-08, University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-36, Dean Rusk International Center Research Paper No. 2019-12, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3383384 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3383384

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