Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility: How to Tackle Environmental Imperatives in Company Law? (Legal and Management Perspectives)

Auteur Christophe GEORGE
Directeur /trice Prof. Jean-Luc Chenaux (Faculty of Law)
Co-directeur(s) /trice(s) Prof. Déborah Philippe (Faculty of Business and Economics - HEC)
Résumé de la thèse

The book first discusses the concepts of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility (CSR) and provides a new framework to deal with these issues in the context of sustainability. It then explores the requirements of “an end state of global sustainability” and subsequently moves to a detailed analysis of the current governance regime, delving into the CSR-related liabilities and incentives at stake for both corporations and their directors. It concludes with a framework suggesting that there are four normative avenues for addressing environmental and social imperatives in company law, which helps reflect on how to tackle the “potentiality for a sustainability gap” in corporate governance and CSR. The author always discusses practical realities and incentives, at both the policy and corporate levels, in addition to theoretical aspects.


The thesis on which this book is based received the distinction “Summa Cum Laude” and the 2023 Law Faculty Prize from the University of Lausanne.


Link: www.staempfliverlag.com/detail/ISBN-9783727262692


Dr Christophe George is a Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research in the University of Cambridge. He holds a PhD in Company Law and Management from the University of Lausanne, a Master of Law (LLM) from the University of Cambridge, a Master in Management from Harvard University, and a Master in Law and Economics from HEC Lausanne.

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Délai administratif de soutenance de thèse Soutenance: 14 octobre 2022 / Dépôt: 30 mai 2023 / Publication commerciale: Octobre 2023
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