Sustainability is possible, but for it to be achieved, we need to change the way business operates. Join us in Brussels, 19 February 2020, to take part in the discussion on how we can make this transition to sustainability, and how we can make European business the market-leaders of tomorrow.
SMART reform proposals related to Finance
On Tuesday 3 December at 18:00, the SMART project will organise an evening event about sustainability and the fashion industry at Mesh in Oslo. Everyone is welcome!
Join us in Oslo in December to explore the complex, interconnected questions concerning social justice and human rights in the pursuit of sustainability, with a particular focus on the role of business and of state regulation of business.
We need the contribution of all market actors: business, citizens, investors, and the public sector to achieve sustainability. However, a number of barriers, gaps and incoherencies that prevents market actors from contributing has been identified by the SMART Project. At this conference we will discuss how to facilitate the transition to sustainability, with the aim of identifying concrete proposals. Look forward to seeing you there!
In this workshop, SMART wishes to examine the interactions between policies and to what extent these either enable or constrain the areas of EU sustainability policies, Foreign Direct Investment and the EU Sustainable Finance Initiative, as well as the regulation of the governance of global value chains.
SMART has identified a number of barriers, gaps and incoherencies that prevent market actors from contributing to sustainability, as well as some tentative positive trends that need to be strengthened. In this workshop we will concentrate on identifying ways forward towards corporate sustainability, with the aim of developing reform proposals that will contribute to policy coherence for sustainability.
We unfortunately have to cancel due to illness, but look forward to welcoming you at one of our later events!
SMART is proud to have project partner Clair Gammage introduce her fresh of the press edited volume 'Sustainable Trade, Investment and Finance'. The book, edited together with Tonia Novitz, both University of Bristol, very timely explores how the contours and facets of economic, environmental and social sustainability are reflected in the legal norms that govern trade, investment and finance.
Despite much talk about sustainability, business as usual is still a very certain path towards a very uncertain future. On April 26, 2019, SMART will join colleagues at UC Davis to discuss how the consideration of sustainability in takeowers may have an impact on business far beyond the rare cases of uninvited takeovers.
Join us in Berkeley on 21-22 March to compare, critique and celebrate corporate sustainability leadership. The conference will focus on the Nordic region and California – both renowned for demonstrating global corporate sustainability leadership – but how can we transition best practices into real corporate sustainability?
In order to tackle our sustainability challenges, multi-actor collaboration have been put forward as an important process for change. At this workshop we will discuss drivers and barriers to organisational change, integrating business expertise and our latest research.
Join us in Brussels to learn how businesses and European policy-makers can work together to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into business and policy practice.
On 19-21 November we have several events lined up in Brussels both internal for the consortium, as well as a SMART Conference, open for business and European policy-makers together with academics.
How do we time our actions in a way that minimize the risks and maximize the opportunities associated with climate change and environmental issues? What role can the Sustainable Development Goals play in this?
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.
Workshop organized by the research group Markets, Innovation and Comptetition, the research group in Natural Resourches Law and the Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade Project.
At this combined Business and Investor Forum meeting, Professor Beate Sjåfjell will present the tentative results of SMART's comprehensive analysis.