Thanks to our colleague Beate Sjåfjell, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Oslo, Norway, who sends word of an interesting conference for which papers are now being sought.
Entitled Towards Sustainable Companies: Identifying New Avenues, the conference will be held at the Oslo Faculty of Law (also the home institution of IntLawGrrls guest/alumna Cecilia Marcela Bailliet) on August 29 and 30, 2011. The conference schedule, conference invitation and call for papers are available here.
The conference of a Sustainable Companies Project, in which, Beate (right) writes, "an international team of researchers aims to find out how to integrate the overarching goal of sustainable development and especially its environmental dimension in the decision making in companies."
This summer's conference will have 3 main sessions:
► Setting the Stage
► Presenting New Research
► Discussing the Way Forward
More info about the conference schedule on our website.
The call for papers is for the parallel sessions on the 2d day and for poster presentations for the duration of the conference. Beate writes:
We are looking for papers that will contribute to a cross-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional approach and are open for all proposals that analyse issues within any of these broad topics:
► The assumption of the limited effectiveness of external regulation of corporate environmental behaviour.
► The hypothesis of the necessity of integrating environmental sustainability into the operation of companies.
► Methods and models for incorporation of sustainability into company decision-making.
The first deadline is soon: May 2, 2011.
Conference registration for the conference will close on August 1, 2011.
For more information, contact Beate at firstname.lastname@example.org.