Corp Law Series:Taking Corporate Social Responsibility Seriously

12 August 2013

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Taking CSR Seriously in Business Regulation and Practice

In his presentation, Professor Horrigan will address what is needed for corporate social responsibility (CSR) to become part of the mainstream of business regulation and practice, both here and abroad. In particular, his presentation will cover:
- various governmental roles that provide regulatory stimulus for business uptake of CSR;
- mapping contemporary intersections between CSR and business law and regulation;
- frameworks that integrate CSR, corporate governance, and human rights
- steps towards developing a 'whole of organisation' CSR approach
- implications for the legal profession's own CSR

The Problematics of Corporate Social Responsibility
Professor Lee, in turn, will discuss the "problematics of corporate social responsibility." Although few commentators will say outright that they are opposed to corporate social responsibility, there are basic disagreements within the legal academy concerning the roles that each of corporate law, external regulation and other mechanisms should play in promoting the greater alignment of corporate behavior with that which would be considered "responsible." Professor Lee will identify and explore some of the main fault lines in the legal discourse about CSR, examining both the assumptions underlying the contrasting positions and their implications for law reform and the interpretation of existing law.


Professor Bryan Horrigan,Dean, Monash University Law School

Associate Professor Ian Lee, University of Toronto

Chair: Professor Jennifer Hill, Sydney Law School

Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this seminar is equal to 1 MCLE/CPD unit.

Time: 6 - 7.15pm (Registration & refreshments from 5.30pm)

Location: Minter Ellison Room, Level 13 Old Law School, St James Campus, Phillip St, Sydney

Cost: Full Fee $77; SLS Alumni $66; SLS Student $44; Group (3+) $55 inc GST

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