The EU As Potential Norm Creator for Sustainable Corporate Croups

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. 2019-19

Posted: 22 Aug 2019

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Blanaid J. Clarke

Trinity College Dublin - School of Law

Linn Anker-Sørensen

University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Students

Date Written: May 6, 2019

Abstract

The chapter examines the merits of current and proposed EU regulation in the area of corporate sustainability with a particular emphasis on corporate groups. It provides an overview of the EU approach to corporate sustainability and its perception of sustainability as a legal concept, and then considers the importance of corporate groups in the global market and the inherent challenge of regulating cross-border activity. Building on a heterogeneous perception of groups, the chapter examines the current state of EU sustainability initiatives for corporate groups, and considers the extent to which the EU has managed to harness its influence to steer corporate groups onto a sustainable pathway.

Keywords: corporate groups, sustainable finance, EU law, Shareholders’ Rights Directive, non-financial reporting

Suggested Citation

Clarke, Blanaid J. and Anker-Sørensen, Linn, The EU As Potential Norm Creator for Sustainable Corporate Croups (May 6, 2019). 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. 2019-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3383437

Blanaid J. Clarke (Contact Author)

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Linn Anker-Sørensen

University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Students ( email )

Oslo
Norway

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