What kind of legal framework do we need for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? The Cour de Cassation de Paris is hosting a series of conferences on the subject

21.03.2017

The Grand'Chambre of the Cour de Cassation, in partnership with the Dauphine Law Institute (CR2D), will be hosting a series of 9 executive conferences throughout 2017: an opportunity to engage a top-level dialogue between members of the judiciary, the business community, political stakeholders and academics.

At a time when Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is ever more present in the public mind, it is imperative that we reflect upon precisely how organizations can, in practice, fully integrate environmental and ethical considerations in their economic activities, and more globally in all of their stakeholder relations.

The COP 21 emphasized how important legislation, regulation and CSR are for governments and businesses as they work to transform their COP21 pledges into actions. How can legislation contribute to making CSR more effective? Should we favor soft law or traditional (hard) law? What part should contracts play in CSR commitments and protection?

The conference series will address these general topics and many more. It is an exceptional opportunity to engage a top-level dialogue between members of the judiciary, the business community, political stakeholders and academics.

The conferences are organized by the Cour de Cassation in partnership with three university research centers: the Centre de Recherche Droit (Dauphine Law Institute) - Université Paris-Dauphine (represented by Professor Sophie Schiller), the Institut de Recherches juridiques de la Sorbonne -Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (represented by Professor François-Guy Trébulle), and the Centre de recherche en droit privé et droit de la santé - Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis (represented by Professor Béatrice Parance).

To register for the conferences visit the Cour de Cassation website: www.courdecassation.fr

Click here to download the detailed program.