Climate Change and the Governance of Corporations: what factors shape the policies and performance of multinational corporations on energy and carbon?

Date: 13 Mar 2013 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Speaker(s): Andy Gouldson, Rory Sullivan
Venue: University of Leeds

Part of the CCCEP Lunchtime Seminar Series 2012-13

The past decade has seen governments move away from traditional (command and control) forms of regulation, with many governments now seeking to influence business through the creation of incentives or the provision of information. This has contributed to a proliferation of private standards bodies and initiatives, the emergence of new forms of business-to-business regulation, and self-regulation becoming an increasingly important part of the regulatory toolkit.

Using the case of corporate responses to climate change, this presentation considers how corporations have perceived and responded to these new forms of governance and assesses the contribution these non-regulatory governance interventions can make to reducing the negative impacts or maximising the positive activities of corporate activities.

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