Using Proactive Legal Strategies for Corporate Environmental Sustainability

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Vol: 6, Issue: 1, Page: 1-35

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Berger-Walliser, Gerlinde; Shrivastava, Paul; Sulkowski, Adam
Proactive law; Sustainability; Corporations; Corporate governance; Corporate social responsibility; Social responsibility; Business Organizations Law; Environmental Law; Public Law and Legal Theory
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We argue that proactive law can help organizations be more sustainable. Toward that end, this Article first summarizes proactive law literature as it pertains to corporate sustainability. Next, it examines a series of cases on the pivotal nexus between proactive law and corporate sustainability. It then advances novel propositions that connect proactive law to central organizational design elements. The discussion traces further implications and suggests fruitful avenues for research and ways of using proactive law for firms to become more sustainable.