The SMART project has published a first report presenting its reform proposals aimed to support the transition to sustainability. All feedback is highly welcome!

Our proposals explained: the what, why and how 

Professor Beate Sjåfjell, University of Oslo

Business. It is time that we take protecting people and the environment as seriously as protecting financial interests. Learn more.

Professor Jay Cullen, University of York

Finance. We believe that reforming finance, as a key driver of the global economy will be crucial to achieving sustainability. Learn more.

Dr. Eléonore Maitre-Ekern, University of Oslo

Products. It is now that we can and must decide, to make a transition to a circular economy that will contribute to achieve both ecological and human prosperity. Learn more.

Video: The SMART project summed up in 90 seconds.

Video: What is sustainability?

Quick summary

We aim to make it possible and easy for business and finance to create value in a sustainable manner, and for products to be produced and consumed in a way that contributes to securing a safe and just space for humanity within planetary boundaries. As such, our reform proposals concern the EU as a global actor, and the EU as a legislator and policymaker, says SMART project leader Beate Sjåfjell. Read a quick summary of the reform proposals here. 


Give feedback

We invite comments and suggestions to our reform proposals, as presented both in the introductory report and in response to the detailed proposals that we will make available here on our SMART website towards the project’s conclusion in February 2020.

Comments may be submitted by this online form or by e-mail to smart-admin@jus.uio.no.


Sign up for final conference 
The conference is now fully booked, but will be live-streamed. Please check in with SMART.UIO.NO on 19 february.

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.

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