The SMART project ran from 2016 till 2020. It is now over, but the work continues. The core SMART team will continue working under the auspices of the Oslo Research Group Companies, Markets and Sustainability.

We study what prevents and promotes sustainability, defined as securing the social foundation for humanity everywhere, now and in the future, within planetary boundaries. Sign up to receive our newsletter to follow our ongoing work!


The SMART project has published an introductory report and several detailed draft reports presenting its reform proposals aimed to support the transition to sustainability. All feedback is highly welcome!


Sustainability is possible

In February 2020 we presented our reform proposals during our final conference in Brussels. Watch the presentations and discussions, and download the presentations.

News (Archive)

  • What is sustainability?

    SMART aims to secure the contribution of business and finance to sustainability. But what do we mean?

  • Textile companies lack information about their various impacts

    Even the apparently most sustainable clothing companies lack information about the environmental, social and economic impacts of their business operations, shows a SMART project analysis of the best practices reported by 31 companies in the textile industry.

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Blog (Archive)

  • The Cambridge Handbook of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Sustainability Feb. 28, 2020 9:09 AM

    The burgeoning field of corporate law, corporate governance and sustainability is one of the most dynamic and significant areas of law and policy in light of the convergence of crises that we as a global society face. These include the environmental emergencies ultimately threatening humanity’s existence, notably climate change and catastrophic biodiversity loss; the undermining of the economic bases for functioning societies, combined with rising inequality, leading to populism and unrest; and the lack of resilience and resulting instability of our financial systems, making new financial collapses more likely.


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