MARC Bibliographic Record

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001 991022027918802122
005 20150928102549.0
008 150209s2015 enk b 001 0 eng
010    $a 2015005503
019    $a896787251
020    $a9781107043275 (hardback)
020    $a1107043271 (hardback)
035    $a(OCoLC)ocn896863240
035    $a(EXLNZ-01UWI_NETWORK)9911184055302121
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245 00 $aCompany law and sustainability :$blegal barriers and opportunities /$cedited by Beate Sjåfjell, Benjamin J. Richardson.
264 _1 $aCambridge ;$aNew York :$bCambridge University Press,$c2015.
300    $axvi, 356 pages ;$c24 cm
336    $atext$2rdacontent
337    $aunmediated$2rdamedia
338    $avolume$2rdacarrier
520    $a"This investigation of the barriers to and opportunities for promoting environmental sustainability in company law provides an in-depth comparative analysis of company law regimes across the world. The social norm of shareholder primacy is the greatest barrier preventing progress, and it also helps explain why voluntary action by companies and investors is insufficient. By deconstructing the myth that shareholder primacy has a legal basis and challenging the economic postulates on which mainstream corporate governance debate is based, Company Law and Sustainability reveals a surprisingly large unexplored potential within current company law regimes for companies to reorient themselves towards sustainability. It also suggests possible methods of reforming the existing legal infrastructure for companies and provides an important contribution to the broader debate on how to achieve sustainability"--$cProvided by publisher.
520    $a"This investigation of the barriers to and opportunities for promoting environmental sustainability in company law provides an in-depth comparative analysis of company law regimes across the world. The social norm of shareholder primacy is the greatest barrier to progress, and it also helps explain why voluntary action by companies and investors alone is insufficient. By deconstructing the myth that shareholder primacy has a legal basis and challenging the economic postulates on which the mainstream corporate governance debate is based, Company Law and Sustainability reveals the surprisingly large unexplored potential in current company law regimes for companies to reorient themselves towards sustainability. It also suggests possible methods of reforming the existing legal infrastructure for companies and makes an important contribution to the wider debate on how to achieve sustainability"--$cProvided by publisher.
504    $aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 0_ $a1. Capitalism, the sustainability crisis, and the limitations of current business governance / Benjamin J. Richardson and Beate Sjåfjell -- 2. Corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability / David Millon -- 3. Shareholder primacy : the main barrier to sustainable companies / Beate Sjåfjell, Andrew Johnston, Linn Anker-Sørensen, and David Millon -- 4. The role of board directors in promoting environmental sustainability / Blanaid Clarke -- 5. Accounting, auditing, and reporting : supporting or obstructing the sustainable companies objective? / Charlotte Villiers and Jukka Mähönen -- 6. Financial markets and socially responsible investing / Benjamin J. Richardson -- 7. Limits to corporate reform and alternative legal structures / Carol Liao -- 8. The future for company law and sustainability / Beate Sjåfjell and Benjamin J. Richardson.
650 _0 $aCorporate governance$xLaw and legislation.
650 _0 $aSustainable development$xLaw and legislation.
650 _0 $aCorporation law.
650 _7 $aLAW / Corporate.$2bisacsh
650 _7 $aCorporate governance$xLaw and legislation.$2fast$0(OCoLC)fst00879652
650 _7 $aCorporation law$2fast$0(OCoLC)fst00879728
650 _7 $aSustainable development$xLaw and legislation.$2fast$0(OCoLC)fst01139748
700 1_ $aSjåfjell, Beate,$eeditor.
700 1_ $aRichardson, Benjamin J.,$eeditor.
856 42 $3Cover image$uhttp://assets.cambridge.org/97811070/43275/cover/9781107043275.jpg
997    $aMARCIVE

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