Corporate Law and Sustainability in a Reimagined Post-Pandemic World

Chapter 13 in Beate Sjåfjell, Carol Liao and Aikaterini Argyrou (eds), Innovating Business for Sustainability: Regulatory Approaches in the Anthropocene (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022).

University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2022-24

Posted: 14 Jan 2022 Last revised: 22 Sep 2022

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Carol Liao

Peter A. Allard School of Law

Beate Sjåfjell

University of Oslo - Faculty of Law; College of Europe - European Legal Studies Department

Aikaterini Argyrou

Utrecht University, School of Law, Students; Nyenrode Business University

Date Written: January 13, 2022

Abstract

This concluding draws together and reflects on the volume’s analysis of the current failures of widespread legal thinking and practice, along with meaningful alternatives to the status quo on both conceptual and concrete levels. It is only through unlearning and relearning that we can forge a new baseline in the field that we broadly refer to as corporate law. The chapter – and the volume – concludes with a conviction that regulatory approaches and conversations about justice and sustainability in the Anthropocene will need to shift away from the current anthropocentric approach to both problems and solutions. Readers are invited together with the editors to broaden their outlook and open their hearts to each and every element, human and non-human, of the social-ecological systems of this wonderful world to be able to find pathways to sustainability – not only for the future, which always can be said to be ahead of us in time, but also to start moving on pathways to sustainability right here and now.

Keywords: Anthropocene, Commons, Collaboration, Regulation, Law, Business

Suggested Citation

Liao, Carol and Sjåfjell, Beate and Argyrou, Aikaterini, Corporate Law and Sustainability in a Reimagined Post-Pandemic World (January 13, 2022). Chapter 13 in Beate Sjåfjell, Carol Liao and Aikaterini Argyrou (eds), Innovating Business for Sustainability: Regulatory Approaches in the Anthropocene (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022). , University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2022-24, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4008063

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Beate Sjåfjell

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Aikaterini Argyrou

Utrecht University, School of Law, Students ( email )

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