This book covers the presentations held at the launching event of the Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies (ICGI) at Maastricht University. The thought provoking presentations were held by three distinguished speakers: Willem Lageweg (Director of MVO Nederland and member of the ICGI Advisory Board), Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Cramer (Director of the Utrecht Sustainability Institute and Professor in Sustainable Innovation at Utrecht University) and Dr. Andre Veneman (Corporate Director Sustainability/Health Safety and Environment at AkzoNobel). In addition to these presentations, the inaugural lectures of Professor Eijsbouts and Professor De Hoo have been updated and are included in the book. This book is of interest not only to legal scholars and practitioners with an interest in the legal challenges brought about by the corporate social responsibility debate, but also for managers of stock quoted- as well as small- and medium sized companies.
Christine van Basten-Boddin is the Managing Director of the Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies (ICGI) at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University and PREMIUM Project Leader of the Faculty of Law Sybren de Hoo was appointed Professor Corporate Sustainability and Innovation at the Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam) in 2004 and in 2010 Extraordinary Professor Corporate Social Responsibility and Innovation and Professorial Fellow at ICGI Samantha Renssen is a PhD-fellow at the Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies
Introduction; Corporate Social Responsibility: the Standard for 21st Century Business; Towards Sustainability: from Government to Governance; 'Sustainable Business Development: There is no alternative!'; Cracking the Impermeable Ceiling of Corporate Sustainability Performance Levels; 6 Corporate Responsibility, beyond Voluntarism: Regulatory Options to Reinforce the Licence to Operate