Time and place: Apr. 26, 2019, UC Davis School of Law, Room 1002

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.


Time and place: 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.

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?

Time and place: Feb. 4, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Kjerka, Domus Media, University of Oslo

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. 

Time and place: Nov. 20, 2018 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM, COV2 (00/SDR2), Place Rogier 16, Brussels

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.

Time and place: Nov. 19, 2018 - Nov. 21, 2018, Brussels, scroll down for link to venues

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. 

Time and place: Aug. 15, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Ms Sandnes, Arendal
Time and place: June 28, 2018 9:00 AM - June 29, 2018 3:00 PM, Professorboligen, Karl Johans gate 47

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?

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 15, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM, Kjerka, Domus Media Vest, Karl Johans gate 47

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.

Time and place: June 13, 2018 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Lødrups kjeller, Domus Media Vest, Karl Johans gate 47

At this combined Business and Investor Forum meeting, Professor Beate Sjåfjell will present the tentative results of SMART's comprehensive analysis.

Time and place: June 12, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM, Fafo

SMART partner FAFO is hosting a breakfast seminar discussing some of the opportunities and challenges the UN Sustainable Develoment Goals entail for employees around the world. The event will be streamed.

Time and place: May 22, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Kjerka, Domus Media Vest

SMART would like to receive your input on the greatest challenges for sustainable business and invites you to take part in the launch of SMART business forum, our platform for industry engagement.  

The event is open for all, please register your attendance here.

Time and place: May 8, 2018 9:00 AM - May 11, 2018 2:00 PM, Kjerka, Domus Media, Karl Johans gate 47

This May symposium is particularly relevant for researchers contributing to Work Package 2. 

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: Apr. 23, 2018 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Loftet, Professorboligen

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. 11, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Lødrups kjeller, DMV ground floor, University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is hosting a lunch seminar where Dr. Javier Solana (Lecturer in Commercial Law, University of Glasgow) will present his paper on the European Central Bank (ECB) and Article 11 TFEU: The power of the ECB to promote environmental protection.

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: Mar. 27, 2018 9:15 AM - Mar. 28, 2018 6:00 PM, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

On the 27th and 28th of March, Prof. Liesbeth Enneking (Erasmus School of Law), Martijn Scheltema (Erasmus School of Law) and Jeroen Veldman (Cass Business School, London) will organize a workshop that brings together experts (academics, policymakers, practitioners and NGOs) to provide a comprehensive view on the Dutch legal and policy framework with regard to sustainable trade and development.

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.