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Call For Papers - CSR, ESG and Woke Capitalism - Where Do We Stand and Where Are We Heading?


Time to read

2 Minutes


Victoria Barnes
Reader of Commercial Law, Queen’s University Belfast
Jonny Hardman
Senior Lecturer in Company and Commercial Law, University of Edinburgh
Eva Micheler
Professor of Law, LSE Law School
Sally Wheeler
Professor of Law, Birkbeck, University of London

Before the financial crisis the integration of stakeholder issues was discussed in terms of corporate social responsibility. Since the crisis the debate has focused on environmental, social and governance issues with a view to enhancing shareholder value while at the same time acting responsibly towards stakeholder concerns. Most recently the integration of stakeholder concerns into corporate law has become described as woke capitalism. It is time to take stock on where we are and where we are likely to be going. We invite contributions on a wide range of topics such as:

  • Stewardship
  • Corporate purpose
  • Stakeholders in corporate groups and supply chains
  • Corporate sustainability due diligence
  • Sustainability reporting and audit
  • Employees in corporate governance
  • Directors’ duties
  • Sustainable finance


The Global Corporate Law Seminar Series operates virtually. To encourage participation around what can be in some jurisdictions politically sensitive topics and to protect your privacy, we do not record any online meetings.


Please send a 250 word abstract and short CV to s.wheeler@bbk.ac.uk by 14 February 2023.

About the Global Corporate Law Seminar Series

The Global Corporate Law Seminar Series brings together those exploring the company regulation from around the globe. It is organised by Dr Victoria Barnes (Queen’s University Belfast), Dr Jonathan Hardman (University of Edinburgh), Professor Eva Micheler (London School of Economics) and Professor Sally Wheeler (Birkbeck, University of London)


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