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.
13 Pages Posted: 8 May 2019 Last revised: 15 Jun 2020
Date Written: May 6, 2019
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
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