Time and place: Mar. 27, 2018 9:30 AM - 2:15 PM, Deakin Downtown, Melbourne.

Shifting investment from fossil-fueled, unsustainable projects to renewables-based and sustainable business is crucial to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The huge investment gap under the Paris Agreement and even larger under the SDGs, highlights the unsustainability of the business as usual and the path-dependency of current financial decision-making.

Time and place: Apr. 23, 2018 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is hosting a workshop on life cycle analysis on 23 April 2018. The event is by-invitation-only, based on this call for abstracts which invites contributions to a book project under the working title: Developing Life Cycle Analysis: Life Cycle Criteria tools and methodologies for public procurement in the EU.

Time and place: Apr. 25, 2018 9:00 AM - Apr. 26, 2018 6:00 PM, Aarhus, Denmark

The University of Aarhus is hosting the international symposium 'Law and sustainability in global value chains: Due diligence and contracts in focus', which will be held in Aarhus (Denmark) on 25-26 April 2018.

Call for papers.

Time and place: June 20, 2018 - June 21, 2018, Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg

This workshop will investigate the role of public authority and development of transnational practices regarding the regulation of labour standards and market actors. How such practices can promote sustainability will be considered in economic, environmental and social terms and with reference to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, the current challenge and effects of forms of nationalism (as evident from the 2016 Brexit referendum and US elections, among others) will be addressed as a constraint on transnationalism. Scope for innovative national regulatory practices will also be explored.

Time and place: June 28, 2018 9:00 AM - June 29, 2018 5:00 PM, University of Oslo, Oslo

The University of Oslo is hosting a global symposium which will bring together business practitioners, policy-makers, academics, research students and other stakeholders to investigate the temporal dimension of sustainability in the business sector - such as the future, the past, timing and the pace of time - in order to understand the obstacles to and opportunity for more environmentally responsible business, and to recommend law reform.

Call for papers.


Time and place: Jan. 18, 2018, The University of Oslo

The University of Oslo hosts a workshop where academics and corporate representatives will discuss how to integrate systems thinking in corporate sustainability practices. The event is organised by SMART and the Research Group Companies, Markets and Sustainability.

Time and place: Jan. 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Kjerka, University of Oslo, Domus Media Vest

The University of Oslo is hosting a workshop which focusses on the complex interaction between the increasingly important body of European regulatory principles (ranging from direct regulation to soft law), which directly address core issues of environmental sustainability and current regulation of the corporation as business entity in the member states of the EU and additional European states. The workshop will be conducted in a comparative context with contributions from US academics in the Field.

Time and place: Nov. 28, 2017 - Nov. 29, 2017, Kjerka, University of Oslo, Domus Media Vest

Don't miss this conference on sustainable business models! We will discuss how historical and institutional development of business models can be interpreted in light of what we today call the concept of ‘sustainability’ and how both contractual practices and regulation create incentives and obstacles to sustainable business behaviour. The presentations follow the paths of business firms from sixteenth century Europe to the future.

Time and place: Nov. 15, 2017 - Nov. 16, 2017, Universitas Airlangga Faculty of Law, Surbaya, Indonesia

Universitas Airlangga Faculty of Law, in collaboration with Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART), hosts an international conference on Law, Governance and Globalization. SMART scholars Tineke Lambooy and Beate Sjåfjell are amongst the keynote speakers, and stream 3 of the conference will be organized by SMART.

Time and place: Oct. 27, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:15 PM, Ministry of Economic Development, Room “Gęsickiej”, Plac Trzech Krzyży 3/5, Warsaw, Poland
International conference on Sustainability in Supply Chains on Friday 27 October 2017 in Poland.  
Wersja polska poniżej / For Polish see below.  
Time and place: Oct. 17, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Kjerka, Karl Johans gt. 47

Unfortunately, Professor Benjamin Richardson is stuck in Ireland due to extreme weather conditions and this event is therefore cancelled. 

Disciplined by industrial clock time, modern life distances people from nature's biorhythms such as its ecological, evolutionary, and climatic processes.

'Time and Environmental Law' explores how to align law with the ecological 'timescape' and enable humankind to 'tell nature's time'. Lending insight into environmental behaviour and impacts, this book pioneers a new understanding of environmental law for all societies, and makes recommendations for its reform.

Time and place: Oct. 9, 2017 9:00 AM - Oct. 13, 2017 4:00 PM, The University of Oslo

The University of Oslo hosts a workshop on the mapping and analysis of the regulatory complexity of market actors in the Nordic countries. The event is combined with the Research Group Companies, Markets and Sustainability’s PhD Seminar Companies and Markets 2017.

Call for papers.

Time and place: Oct. 4, 2017 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM, University of Bristol Law School, Room 3.32 Wills Memorial Building

The University of Bristol Law School hosts a workshop which examines the findings in Dr Clair Gammage's book on North-South Regional Trade Agreements as Legal Regimes, in light of the EU's Policy Coherence Development initiative and current negotiations regarding British exit of the EU.

Time and place: Sep. 19, 2017 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM, Norway House, Brussels, Belgium

To realise the potential of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive to foster the shift towards a sustainable global economy this Conference will gather European academics, experts, regulators, and businesses to identify and highlight best practices on the legislative, business and investor levels. A press release and videos from the event are available

Time and place: Sep. 15, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM, University of Erlangen - Nürnberg

The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg is hosting a SMART workshop about opportunities and barriers for the promotion of sustainable development in German law. A report from the event is available.

Time and place: Sep. 11, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sheffield, UK

The Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL), in collaboration with the project Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART), hosts the international conference on ‘Law, Finance and Sustainability’.

Time and place: Aug. 14, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Café Det Lindvedske Hus

SMART og CICERO Senter for klimaforskning inviterer til en samtale om finansiell risiko under Arendalsuka, mandag 14. august. 

Time and place: July 6, 2017, Leopold Hotel, Sheffield, United Kingdom

The Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law (SICCL) in collaboration with the project Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART) are hosting a free one day conference which welcomes scholars to think critically about the role which consumers can play for the promotion of greater sustainable development. 

Time and place: June 26, 2017 - June 27, 2017, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain

This conference concerns the ‘Sustainable Business Models’ aspect of SMART. Audio files from the conference are available.

Time and place: May 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Kjerka, Domus Media Vest

The public sector in its many roles as market actor, including as direct and indirect investor, is crucial to achieving environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Time and place: May 11, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Kjerka, Karl Johans gate 47, Oslo

This event is by invitation only. Please don't hesitate to contact the organisers should you have any questions.

Time and place: May 9, 2017 - May 10, 2017, Kjerka, Domus Media, Karl Johans gate 47, Oslo

This conference invites scholars to consider the ways in which trade and investment law can promote and block sustainability.

Time and place: May 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Kjerka, Karl Johans gate 47, Oslo

Internal meeting for project partner in connection our second biannual SMART week.

Time and place: May 4, 2017 - May 5, 2017, University of Copenhagen

On 4-5 May 2017 Centre for Enterprise Liability (CEVIA) will host a two-day international conference at the Faculty of Law of the University of Copenhagen,  where researchers from the CSR Legal Research Network, the SMART project and other renowned specialists discuss timely developments relating to the field of procurement, sustainability and CSR.

Time and place: Apr. 25, 2017, Kjerka, Domus Media Vest, Oslo

In order to secure the social foundation for people today and in the future, radical changes both to business behaviour and to the global distributional landscape are required. Tax systems are a recognised force for both behavioural change and redistribution. Are tax systems responding, however, to these needs?