We study the barriers and drivers for market actors' contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals within planetary boundaries, with the aim of achieving Policy Coherence for Development.



  • maarten-van-den-heuvel-73123-unsplash Available position as research assistant in SMART

    The deadline for application is 7 March 2019.

    Would you like be a part of an exciting and important project? We are advertising a position starting in August 2019 as research assistant with the research project Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART) at the Department of Private Law, University of Oslo.

  • beate-eu-sustainable-corporate-governance-conference-24jan2019 SMART urges reform of EU company law

    Contrary to popular belief, maximising returns to shareholders is not a legal obligation. EU law must clarify that it is a requirement for companies to operate sustainably, said professor Beate Sjåfjell in Brussels on 24 January.

Blogging for Sustainability

  • EU initiatives give hope for more sustainable business and finance Feb. 13, 2019 10:15 AM

    Which EU policies are most likely to deliver sustainable business and finance? The most promising pathways of action seem to be the Sustainable Finance, the Single Market and the Circular Economy initiatives, argues SMART researcher Hanna Ahlström.


Mar. 21, 2019 12:01 AM - Mar. 22, 2019 11:00 PM , Please note that the calendar is set to reflect California time, see programme below for detailed timings.