This special issue of Nordic Journal of Commercial Law (NJCL) deals with various legal aspects of CSR and sustainability. It is guest edited by three researchers from the SMART team: Professor Vibe Garf Ulfbeck, assistant professor Katerina Peterkovà Mitkidis and postdoctoral fellow Alexandra Horvàthovà. The articles are based on five of the contributions to the conference titled 'To Pursue or not to Pursue CSR Goals: Legal risks and Liabilities' which took place in October 2016.
This special issue explores attempts to advance respect for human rights in the context of business activity in global value chains. The special issue consists of an introduction and four articles which describe and interrogate some of the principle changes currently taking place in global value chain governance as these relate to human rights: the impact on worker power of the rise of larger emerging-market multinationals in value chains traditionally dominated by global brands; the limits of monitoring and transparency mechanisms as effective regulators of human rights in supply chains; the role of contracts in ensuring respect for human rights; and the possibility to use the courts to enforce respect for rights across fragmented production networks.
This special issue of European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review (EPPPL) offers a glimpse into the possibilities and challenges of strategic procurement by the European Commission. It is guest edited by SMART researcher Dr. Marta Andrecka and contains 13 articles related to sustainable and socially responsible public procurement. The topics range from compliance, corruption and climate change to supply chain liability in and beyond the EU.
The question of liability in corporate groups has been referred to as one of the great unsolved problems of modern company law. The acceptance in the late nineteenth century of companies as owners of shares in other companies gave legal basis for group structures. The transnational group of companies is the prevailing business form for both European enterprises and internationally.