All SMART publications


  • Oteng-Ababio M, van der Velden M. (2020) Connectivity in Chaotic Urban Spaces: Mapping Informal Mobile Phone Market Clusters in Accra, Ghana. Journal of Asian and African Studies. 

By year, in alphabetical order


Ahlström, H., Williams, A., & Vildåsen, S. S. (2020), Enhancing systems thinking in corporate sustainability through a transdisciplinary research process. Journal of Cleaner Production, 120691, ISSN 0959-6526


Marta Andhov, Roberto Caranta & Anja Wiesbrock (2020): “The European Union law of life-cycle costing” in M. Andhov Roberto Caranta & Anja Wiesbrock (eds), Cost and EU Public Procurement Law: Life-Cycle Costing for Sustainability (Routledge Publishing 2020) pp. 20-35.


Muñoz-Torres, M.J., Fernandez-Izquierdo, M.A., Rivera-Lirio, J.M., Ferrero-Ferrero, I., Escrig-Olmedo, E., (2020), “Sustainable supply chain management in a global context: A consistency analysis in the textile industry between environmental management practices at company level and sectoral and global environmental challenges”, Journal of Environment, Development and Sustainability, DOI:


Mähönen, J. (2020), Integrated Reporting and Sustainable Corporate Governance from European Perspective. Accounting, Economics, and Law: A Convivium. ISSN (Online) 2152-2820, ISSN (Print) 2194-6051, DOI:


Martin Oteng-Ababio, Maja van der Velden, and Mark B. TaylorBuilding Policy Coherence for Sound Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Management in a Developing Country. Journal of Environment & Development 0(0) 1–23, ISSN 1070-4965, Sage Publications.


Sjåfjell, Beate, ‘How Company Law has Failed Human Rights – and What to Do About It’, Business and Human Rights Journal, Cambridge University Press, published online by Cambridge University Press 8 June 2020, Preprint available at SSRN:




Hanna Ahlström (2019): Policy Hotspots for Sustainability: Changes in the EU Regulation of Sustainable Business and Finance. Sustainability, volume 11, issue 2. Available online (open access).


Marta Andhov, A. Andhov (2019): “Using public procurement to promote sustainability in Copenhagen” in Robert W. Orttung (ed.) Capital Cities and Urban Sustainability (Routledge 2019)


Marta Andhov, Roberto Caranta & Anja Wiesbrock (eds.) (2019): Cost and EU Public Procurement Law: Life-Cycle Costing for Sustainability, Routledge


Marta Andhov (2019): “Contracting authorities and strategic goals of public procurement – a relationship defined by discretion?” in: Sanja Bogojevic, Xavier Groussot, Jörgen Hettne (eds.): Discretion in EU Procurement Law (Hart Publishing 2019)


Martine Bosman, Aikaterina Argyrou, Tineke Lambooy & Sam Solaimani (2019): Gender (in)equality in the Bangladeshi ready-made garment sector, International and Comparative Corporate Law Journal 13 (2019) 3. Available at SSRN:


Karin Buhmann and Iben Nathan (2019): Regulating sustainability by combining legality verification and market access: Critical reflections on the EU’s FLEGT scheme as ‘smart-mix’ multi-level regulation for the timber sector, in Novitz, Tonia and Clair Gammage (eds) SustainableTrade, Investment and Finance: towards responsible and coherent regulatory frameworks, 129-149


Karin Buhmann, Mark B. Taylor & Elisa Giuliani (2019): Editorial – Business and human rights in global value chains. Competition & Change, 23(4), 337–345. More information on special issue here.


Francesco Cuccu (2019): “Partecipazioni pubbliche e governo societario”, G. Giappichelli Editore, Torino.


Clair Gammage & Tonia Novitz (eds.) (2019): Sustainable Trade, Investment and Finance : Toward Responsible and Coherent Regulatory Frameworks. Edward Elgar Publishing.


Andrew Johnston and Beate Sjåfjell, The EU’s Approach to Environmentally Sustainable Business: Can Disclosure Overcome the Failings of Shareholder Primacy? (November 27, 2019). Marjan Peeters and Mariolina Eliantonio (eds), Research Handbook on EU Environmental Law (Edward Elgar, 2020), Chapter 25, Forthcoming; University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2019-60. Available at SSRN: or


María Jesús Muñoz-Torres, María Ángeles Fernández-Izquierdo, Juana María Rivera-Lirio, Idoya Ferrero-Ferrero, Elena Escrig-Olmedo and José Vicente Gisbert-Navarro (2019): ‘Organization boundaries. How to integrate transport operations in circular economy thinking. The timber case study’, in Ellen Eftestøl-Wilhelmsson, Suvi Sankari, and Anu Bask (eds),Sustainable and Efficient Transport. Incentives for Promoting a Green Transport Market (Edward Elgar, forthcoming), Ch. 4


Jukka T Mähönen: Financing Sustainable Market Actors in Circular Economy (October 26, 2018). University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2018-28. Available at SSRN.


Heidi Rapp Nilsen & Siri Granum Carson (2019): Bærekraft, etikk og profitt: Statens pensjonsfond utland i møte med den globale økologiske krisen, Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift 04 / 2019 (volum 36). 


Tonia Novitz (2019): Supply Chains and Temporary Migrant Labour: The Relevance of Trade and Sustainability Frameworks in Diamond Ashiagbor (ed) Reimagining Labour Law for Development (Hart Publishing) pp. 191 - 211 (chapter 8)


Clair Quentin (2019): Acceptable levels of tax risk as a metric of corporate tax responsibility: theory, and a survey of practice, Nordic Tax Journal (published online ahead of print). doi:


Heidi Rapp Nilsen, Beate Sjåfjell and Benjamin J. Richardson (2019): The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global. Risk Based Versus Ethical Investments, Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung, Vol. 88 (2019), Iss. 1: pp. 65–78, ISSN (Online) 1861-1559, ISSN (Print) 0340-1707


Benjamin J. Richardson (2019): The Art of Environmental Law: Governing with Aesthetics, Hart Publishing, ISBN 9781509924608


Beate Sjåfjell (2019): Responding to the Grand Challenge of Our Time (May 8, 2019). In Ellen Eftestøl-Wilhelmsson, Suvi Sankari, and Anu Bask (eds), Sustainable and Efficient Transport. Incentives for Promoting a Green Transport Market (Edward Elgar, Forthcoming 2019), Ch. 1. Abstract available at SSRN.


Beate Sjåfjell (2019): ‘The Environmental Integration Principle: A Necessary Step Towards Policy Coherence for Sustainability’, in The EU and the Proliferation of Integration Principles under the Lisbon Treaty, Francesca Ippolito, Maria Eugenia Bartolino and Massimo Condinanzi (eds), Routledge, Chapter 6 


Beate Sjåfjell and María Jesús Muñoz-Torres (2019): The Horse before the Cart: A Sustainable Governance Model for Meaningful Sustainability Reporting. Available at SSRN.


Beate Sjåfjell and Christopher M. Bruner (eds) (2019): Cambridge Handbook of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Sustainability (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) 

Beate Sjåfjell & Mark B. Taylor (2019): Clash of Norms: Shareholder Primacy vs. Sustainable Corporate Purpose, International and Comparative Corporate Law Journal, 13 (2019) 3, pp. 40-66. Available at SSRN.


Mark B. Taylor and Maja van der Velden (2019): Resistance to Regulation: Failing Sustainability in Product Lifecycles, Sustainability 2019, 11(22), Special Issue Corporate Sustainability Reforms: Securing Market Actors’ Contribution to Global Sustainability


Maja Van der Velden, Mark B. Taylor & Martin Oteng-Ababio (2019): Sustainable Product Lifecycles: A Systemic Approach to the
Regulation of E-Waste
. This article was presented at the Plate 2019 Conference in Berlin from 18-20 September 2019. 


Hanna Ahlström and Sarah E. Cornell (2018): 'Governance, Polycentricity and the Global Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycles', Environment Science & Policy, volume 79 issue 1, pp. 54-65.


Karin Buhmann (2018): Analyzing OECD National Contact Point statements for guidance on human rights due diligence: method, findings and outlook, Nordic Journal of Human Rights 36(4) pp. 390-410.


Karin Buhmann, Björn Fasterling & Aurora Voiculescu (2018): Business and Human Rights Research Methods. Introductory article for special issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights 36(4) pp. 323-332.


Jay Cullen (2018): After ‘HLEG’: EU Banks, Climate Change Abatement and the Precautionary Principle, Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies. Cambridge University Press, pp.1-27.


Irene Lynch Fannon (2018): 'Managing Waste: The Gap between EU Directives and Corporate Law in Member States - A Mess of Case Law Needing a Clean-Up.' University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research paper No. 2018-04. Available at SSRN.


Beata Faracik (2018): 'Non-legal Barriers to Sustainable Public Procurement in Poland, European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review (EPPPL), volume 3, pp. 184-197.


Clair Gammage (2018): 'A critique of the extraterritorial obligations of the EU in relation to human rights clauses and social norms in EU free trade agreements.', Europe and the World: A law review , 2 (1) pp. 1-20. 


Icíar García-Pérez, María Jesús Muñoz-Torres and María Ángeles Fernández-Izquierdo (2018): 'Microfinance institutions fostering sustainable Development', Sustainable Development, early online version, published 22 March 2018 (requires log-in).


Andrew Johnston, 'Climate-Related Financial Disclosures: What Next for Environmental Sustainability' (February 12, 2018). University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research paper No. 2018-02. Available at SSRN.


Reijo Knuutinen and Matleena Pietiläinen (2018): ´Responsible Investment: Taxes and Paradoxes`, Nordic Tax Journal, volume 1 issue 1, pp. 135-150. 


Tineke Lambooy, Aikaterini Argyrou, Sander Tideman (2018): Enabling Company Boards to Create Sustainable Companies, DEF 19.11.2018, ICCLJ Vol 13.2 - Chapter 2. Available at SSRN:


Ragnhild Lunner (2018): 'Human Rights in Public Procurement - Protecting them Properly?', European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review (EPPPL), volume 3, pp. 198-206.


Jukka Mähönen (2018): ‘Financing Sustainable Market Actors in Circular Economy’ (October 26, 2018). University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2018-28. Available at SSRN:


María Jesús Munoz-Torres, María Ángeles Fernández-Izquierdo, Juana M. Rivera-Lirio and Elena Escrig-Olmedo (2018): 'Can environmental, social, and governance rating agencies favor business models that promote a more sustainable development?', Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 2018; 1-14.


María Jesús Muñoz-Torres, María Ángeles Fernández-Izquierdo, Juana M. Rivera-Lirio, Idoya Ferrero-Ferrero, Elena Escrig-Olmedo, José Vicente Gisbert-Navarro and María Chiara Marullo (2018): 'An Assessment Tool to Integrate Sustainability Principles into the Global Supply Chain', Sustainability, Volume 10, issue 2, pp. 535 - 555. Available online (open access).


Andreas Rühmkorf (2018): From Transparency to Due Diligence Laws? Variations in Stringency of CSR Regulation in Global Supply Chains in the ‘Home State’ Of Multinational Enterprises. In: du Plessis J., Varottil U., Veldman J. (eds) Globalisation of Corporate Social Responsibility and its Impact on Corporate Governance. Springer


Andreas Rühmkorf (ed) (2018): Nachhaltige Entwicklung im deutschen Recht: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Förderung. Nomos, 326 pages (information in English here)


Shu Shang and Shen Wei (2018): “When the State Sovereign Immunity Rule Meets Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Post Financial Crisis Era: Is There Still a Black Hole in International Law?” Leiden Journal of International Law 31 (4). Cambridge University Press: 915–38. doi:10.1017/S0922156518000420.


Sjåfjell, Beate (2018): ‘Redefining Agency Theory to Internalize Environmental Product Externalities. A Tentative Proposal Based on Life-Cycle Thinking’, in Preventing Environmental Damage from Products: An Analysis of the Policy and Regulatory Framework in Europe, Eléonore Maitre-Ekern, Carl Dalhammar and Hans Christian Bugge (eds), Cambridge University Press. Chapter 5. Available at SSRN.


Sjåfjell, Beate, Beyond Climate Risk: Integrating Sustainability into the Duties of the Corporate Board (November 6, 2018). Deakin Law Review, Vol 23 (2018): Special Issue: ‘Multinational Enterprises, Corporate Groups and Supply Chains in a Globalised World’, pp 41-62. Available at SSRN: or


Beate Sjåfjell (2018): 'Redefining the Corporation for a Sustainable New Economy', Journal of Law and Society, volume 45 issue 1, pp. 29-45. Available online (open Access until 31 December 2018).


Beate Sjåfjell and Irene Lynch Fannon (eds) (2018): Creating Corporate Sustainability. Gender as an Agent for Change. Introduction available here. Cambridge University Press.


Maja van der Velden (2018): Digitalisation and the UN Sustainable development Goals: What role for design, in Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal - IxD&A, N.37, 2018, pp. 160-174


Maja van der Velden (2018). ICT and Sustainability: Looking Beyond the Anthropocene, In David G. Kreps; Charles Melvin Ess; Louise Leenen & Kai K. Kimppa (ed.),  This Changes Everything - ICT and Climate Change: What Can We Do?.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-99605-9.  12.  s 166 - 180



Marta Andrecka and Katerina Peterkova (2017), Sustainability requirements in EU public and private procurement – a right or an obligation?, Nordic Journal of Commercial Law (NJCL), issue 1, pp.56-87.


Marta Andrecka (ed.) (2017): Procurement beyond the Price, Issue 3/2017 European Procurement and Public- Private Partnership Law Review (EPPPL)


Marta Andrecka (2017): “Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Danish Public Procurement” in 3/2017 EPPPL, pp. 333-345.


Karin Buhmann, Neglecting the Proactive Aspect of Human Rights Due Diligence? A Critical Appraisal of the EU's Non-Financial Reporting Directive as a Pillar One Avenue for Promoting Pillar Two Action (October 25, 2017). University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research paper No. 2017-34. Available at SSRN.


Elena Escrig-Olmedo, Juana María Rivera-Lirio, María Jesús Munoz-Torres, María Ángeles Fernández-Izquierdo (2017): 'Integrating Multiple ESG Investors' Preferences into Sustainable Investment: A Fuzzy Multicriteria Methodological Approach', Journal of Cleaner Production, volume 162, 20 September 2017, pp. 1334-1345 (requires log-in).


Irene Lynch Fannon (2017): Apple Tax - The Core Issues (May 11, 2017). Available at SSRN.


Andrew Johnston, 'The Shrinking Scope of CSR in UK Corporate Law' (2017), Washington and Lee Law Review, volume 74, pp. 1001-1042 (requires log-in).


Andrew Johnston and Kerrie Sadiq, 'Beyond Country-by-Country Reporting: A Modest Proposal to Enhance Corporate Accountability' (2017), New Zealand Universities Law Review, volume 27, pp. 569-600 (abstract available).


Genevieve LeBaron and Andreas Rühmkorf (2017) ‘The domestic politics of corporate accountability legislation: struggles over the 2015 UK Modern Slavery Act’, Socio Economic Review (published: 02 December 2017), available online (open access). 


David Monciardini, John Dumay and Lucia Biondi, Integrated Reporting and EU Law. Competing, Converging or Complementary Regulatory Frameworks? (June 7, 2017). University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research paper No. 2017-23. Available at SSRN.


Maria Jesús Muñoz-Torres, Maria Angeles Fernández Izquierdo, Juana Maria Rivera Lirio, Idoya Ferrero-Ferrero and Elena Escrig Olmedo, Responsible Investment as Market Driver for Sustainable Development (June 7, 2017). University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research paper No. 2017-24. Available at SSRN.


Jukka Mähönen, Public Entities as Institutional Investors for Corporate Sustainability (June 7, 2017). University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research paper No. 2017-25. Available at SSRN.

Heidi Rapp Nilsen, The Hierarchy of Resource Use in a Sustainable Circular Economy (June 7, 2017). University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research paper No. 2017-22. Available at SSRN.


Katerina Peterkova, Life-Cycle Based Climate Regulation Through Supply Chain Contracts (May 26, 2017). University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research paper No. 2017-22. Available at SSRN.


Jaakko Salminen, Governance Through Contract and the Environmental Impact of Supply Chains - Still Waiting for a 'Rana Plaza' Moment of Global Recognition (June 13, 2017). University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research paper No. 2017-28. Available at SSRN.


Beate Sjåfjell (2017): ‘When the Solution Becomes the Problem: The Triple Failure of Corporate Governance Codes’, in Jean Jacques Du Plessis and C.K. Low (eds), Corporate Governance Codes for the 21st Century: International Perspectives and Critical Analyses (Springer Verlag, 2017), pp. 23-55. The book and the chapter is electronically available from the publisher (for a fee). A working paper version is freely available at SSRN


Beate Sjåfjell (2017) 'Achieving Corporate Sustainability: What is the Role of the Shareholder?' In Hanne Birkmose (ed.) Shareholders' duties. New York: Kluwer Law International.


Beate Sjåfjell, Dismantling the Legal Myth of Shareholder Primacy: The Corporation as a Sustainable Market Actor (February 6, 2017). University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2017-03. Available at SSRN.


Beate Sjåfjell, Heidi Rapp Nilsen and Benjamin Richardson, Investing in Sustainability or Feeding on Stranded Assets? The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (June 19, 2017). University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2017-29. Available at SSRN.  


Katrien Steenmans, Rosalind Malcolm and Jane Marriott, Commodification of Waste: Legal and Theoretical Approaches to Industrial Symbiosis as Part of a Circular Economy (June 10, 2017). University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2017-26. Available at SSRN.


Dániel Gergely Szabó, Fueling Life-Cycle Assessment: Lessons from the Life-Cycle Assessment of Transport Fuels (June 13, 2017). University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper 2017-27. Available at SSRN.

Martin Trybus and Marta Andrecka (2017): 'Favouring Small and Medium Sized Enterprises with Directive 2014/24/EU?', EPPPL volume 12 issue 3, pp. 224-238. Available online (open access).



Marta Andrecka (2016): “Sustainable public procurement under framework agreements.” in B. Sjåfjell & A. Wiesbrock (eds), Sustainable Public Procurement Under EU Law - New Perspectives on the State as Stakeholder (Cambridge University Press 2016) Chapter 6 pp. 138-159.


Linn Anker-Sørensen (2016): Financial Engineering as an Alternative Veil for the Corporate Group. European Company Law, Vol. 13, No. 5, 2016; University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2016-01. Available online (open access). 


Jukka Mähönen (2016): The Pervasive Issue of Liability in Corporate Groups. European Company Law, Vol 13, No. 5, 2016 ; University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2016-26. Available online (open access).


Beate Sjåfjell, Bridge Over Troubled Water: Corporate Law Reform for Life-Cycle Based Governance and Reporting (November 22, 2016). University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2016-23. Available at SSRN.


Beate Sjåfjell (2016): The Courts as Environmental Champions: The Norwegian Hempel Cases 


Vibe Ulfbeck and Andreas Bloch Ehlers (2016): Tort Law, Corporate Groups and Supply Chain Liability for Workers' Injuries: The Concept of Vicarious

Maja Van Der Velden (2016) "Design as Regulation: Opportunities and Limitations for Sustainable Mobile Phone Design". In  Culture, Technology, Communication. Common World, Different Futures: 10th IFIP WG 13.8 International Conference, CaTaC 2016, London, UK, June 15-17, 2016, Revised Selected Papers.  Springer International Publishing AG. pp. 32 - 54




Beate Sjåfjell and Mark B. Taylor, Planetary Boundaries and Company Law: Towards a Regulatory Ecology of Corporate Sustainability (May 26, 2015). University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2015-11. Available at SSRN.




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