To pursue or not to pursue CSR Goals - legal risks and liabilities – University of Copenhagen

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To pursue or not to pursue CSR Goals - legal risks and liabilities

International conference

The conference: To pursue or not to pursue CSR goals? is organized by the Centre for Enterprise Liability (CEVIA), Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, INTRAlaw, Department of Law, Aarhus University, the CSR LRN and the SMART project, University of Oslo. Researchers from these research groups and other invited expert participants will convene for a two-day conference at the University of Copenhagen in October.

The conference concerns the overall question of rights and duties for the corporations and other legal entities to pursue CSR goals. The conference explores the tension between, on the one hand, soft law and private law duties to pursue CSR goals and, on the other hand, other private law and public international law mechanisms that conversely seem to impose duties to refrain from the pursuance of CSR goals at the expense of other goals (such as profit). The conference seeks to explore the question whether the CSR/sustainability movement may put companies or other actors in a “catch 22 “ situation by exposing them to a risk of liability or other sanctions both for the pursuance and for the non-pursuance of CSR goals.

The conference Call for Paper is now open to legal scholars with a research interest in this area. See further here:

Details

Time : 6 October – 7 October 2016

Place: Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Studiestraede 6 DK-1455 Copenhagen K

Organizers: CEVIA, INTRAlaw, CSR LRN and the SMART project