Sunday, August 22, 2021
VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM and SPECIAL ISSUE
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Changing Faces of Business Law and Sustainability
The Business and Human Rights Initiative at the University of Connecticut, the Center for the Business of Sustainability at Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business, the College of Business at Oregon State University, and the American Business Law Journal (ABLJ) are pleased to invite submissions related to the role of business law to support and enhance firm and societal engagement on sustainability. This theme is consistent with 2020 AACSB Standard 9.
The COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and public protests for social justice—as well as whole host of other emerging risks and threats to the environment and society—have generated newfound questions about the appropriate roles of legal rules, principles, and institutions towards promoting sustainable and broad-based value through business. Legal scholarship provides fertile ground for identifying the definitions, conflicts, contradictions, barriers, and limitations of business sustainability. It also provides promise for generating solutions to these challenges that accord with the rule of law, fairness, and equity while furthering the interests of firms and impacted communities. Effective scholarship in this regard requires a perspective that transcends any single area of law, regulatory domain, industry, or jurisdiction.
We seek manuscripts related to any areas of law applicable to the ways in which sustainability is, or should be, addressed by business. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:
· Legal structures, opportunities, or regulatory mechanisms to incentivize or increase sustainability in business
· Private and hybrid public-private governance mechanisms related to sustainability and business
· Incentive systems for technological and commercial innovation in sustainability
· Regulation of ESG investing, reporting, and risk management practices
· Critiques of legal and economic structures that fuel unsustainable business practices
· The implications of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices by business for sustainability
· The intersections of business sustainability with human rights and/or globalization
· Issues related to the intersection of business, sustainability, and environmental justice, social justice, and/or structural racism
Complete information about the Symposium on Sustainability and Call for Papers is here: Download ABLJ 2022 Symposium Call for Papers