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Legal Aspects of CSR

By Dr. Aspasia Tsaoussi (Associate Professor in Sociology of Law and Law & Economics, School of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Location: Online

  • Dr. Aspasia Tsaoussi

    Dr. Aspasia Tsaoussi

    Associate Professor in Sociology of Law and Law & Economics, School of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Scope: 

  • to present the current normative frameworks for CSR
  • to highlight the CSR functions, within corporate governance, as an informal legal context for self‐regulation.
  • to explore the conjunction between ethics and law in corporations surviving in a globalized environment.

Learning objectives / outcomes

  • Present the current normative EU frameworks for CSR.
  • Introduce voluntary CSD functions and commitments within the formal framework of corporate governance
  • Discuss the future of CSR: Its continuing impact on the environmental and social conditions of the corporate environment

Content:

  • Can we identify legal dangers for shareholders and investors?
  • Sustainability legal frameworks (mandatory) VS Guiding Principles (normative) VS standards (voluntary)
  • CSR as soft law (it is seen as obligatory by most corporations because of consumer expectations and internal norms)

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