[2018 Winter Academy] Doing Business Right: Corporate Social Responsibility in Transnational Law and Practice

08 - 12 January 2018
  • Starts at: 09:00h
  • Fee: Professionals: €1.295 / Students/NGOs employees: €895
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
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The T.M.C. Asser Instituut is offering a new Winter Academy in the framework of its recently launched research project on Doing Business Right. The Winter Academy investigates the multiple ways through which the law encourages, steers and, at times, even mandates corporate social responsibility (CSR) in our interconnected environment. As globalisation has changed the way we consume, work and live, transnational corporations impact the lives of multitudes of people across the globe. The question then becomes how to ensure that corporations do so responsibly, and particularly without disruption to livelihoods through environmental damage, labour abuse, human rights violations or threats to health and safety. 

This five-day Winter Academy provides a comprehensive overview of the legal mechanisms ensuring that multinational corporations conduct their business activities responsibly. The programme will feature renowned academics and experienced practitioners in the fields of international and European law, private law, corporate social responsibility, business and human rights. They will address the general theory underlying the many legal routes to corporate social responsibility, as well as the practical implementation of some of the most frequently employed legal mechanisms by analysis of several case studies.

What will you gain?

  • Advanced theoretical knowledge of the various multilevel legal domains spurring corporate social responsibility;
  • Insiders’ perspectives on how numerous CSR mechanisms work in practice and at a firm level;
  • Networking opportunities with speakers coming from academia, the corporate world, international organisations, law firms, and NGOs.

For whom?
This Winter Academy is designed for advanced students (at Masters or PhD level), as well as young professionals with a keen interest in CSR and the various modes of regulation of transnational business conduct. 

Registration & fees
To register for the Winter Academy, please fill out the form after clicking the register button above. Please read the Registration Information & Conditions carefully before registration. Application deadline: 22 December 2017. The registration fee for professionals is €1.295, for students/NGOs employees €895. This fee includes lectures, study materials, study visits, water/tea/coffee and lunch during working days. The fee does not cover (international) travel costs, domestic travel to and from airports, (hotel) accommodation, insurance or other expenses. The T.M.C. Asser Instituut can provide prospective participants with a list of suitable hotels in The Hague.

Doing Business Right
The T.M.C. Asser Instituut carries out research on developments in international and European law and its potential to serve the cultivation of trust and respect in the global, regional, national and local societies in which the law operates. This Winter Academy is part of the research project on ‘Doing Business Right’, which is part of the broader research strand 'Advancing Public Interests in International and European Law'.

This Winter Academy is supported by: