Lunchtime seminar series with Michael Kerr BA, LL.B, LL.M

7 September 2009

Corporate Social Responsibility: International Legal Developments and the Global Recession

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Michael Kerr, Senior Consultant with Montreal-based CSR consulting firm, Natural Advantage, will be giving a guest seminar drawing on themes of a new book he has co-authored, Corporate Social Responsibility-- A Legal Analysis (LexisNexis, 2009). The book is the first comprehensive global legal text on CSR. It examines the legal dimensions of CSR in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Europe and Asia, to show that CSR has "arrived" as a legal concept and can no longer be considered purely voluntary.

Michael will be sharing important insights regarding:

  • The new role the law in Australia and globally is playing to mandate CSR;
  • How key international voluntary initiatives are interacting with the law to promote CSR;
  • The important role for CSR as world leaders seek regulatory solutions to the current global recession; and
  • The future direction of CSR.

About the Speaker

Michael Kerr BA (Monash), LL.B (Bond), LL.M (Sydney) is the senior consultant and founder of Natural Advantage, a Montreal-based consultancy firm specialising in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development. He is also a Lead Counsel with the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), focusing on research in the areas of CSR and trade law. Prior to moving to Montreal, he served as legal advisor to the Australian Conservation Foundation for four years where he led the foundation's work in the areas of environmental law and CSR. He commenced his career as a corporate lawyer with the Melbourne legal firm, Abbott Stillman and Wilson.

Time: Light lunch 12:30pm - 1:00pm; Seminar 1:00pm - 2.00pm

Location: Sydney Law School, Building F10, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Cost: Free

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