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Towards Responsible Business Conduct in Global Value Chains

Enneking, L. and Veldman, J. ORCID: 0000-0001-8615-5844 (2019). Towards Responsible Business Conduct in Global Value Chains. Erasmus Law Review, 12(4), doi: 10.5553/elr.000178

Abstract

The past few decades have seen an increasing scrutiny of the impacts – both positive and negative – that companies have on the societies in which they operate. The search for adequate responses to such scrutiny is reflected in developments in the societal, political and academic debate on three separate but interrelated concepts: corporate social responsibility, business and human rights and responsible business conduct. The focus in this Special Issue will be on law and policy relating to responsible business conduct in global value chains. The contributions in this Special Issue identify relevant developments and institutions in the Netherlands, including rules and regulations related to trade, investment and corporate governance as well as cases related to corporate and consumer responsibilities, and assess their role in relation to the potential to provide a positive response to the concern about the human and environmental impacts of business activities. Together, they provide a multi-perspective view of relevant gaps and/or best practices with regard to regulatory governance in the Netherlands while at the same time enabling a comparative debate on the extent to which these diverse developments and institutions are in line with stated policy goals in this context both at national and EU levels. In doing so, this Special Issue aims to contribute to further coherence between national and EU policies with regard to RBC in global value chains and sustainable development.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright the authors, 2019. Licensed under the CC-BY-NC-SA licence.
Publisher Keywords: responsible business conduct, business and human rights, corporate social responsibility, sustainable development, the Netherlands
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
Date available in CRO: 08 Dec 2021 15:57
Date deposited: 8 December 2021
Date of first online publication: 31 December 2019
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/27167
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