CSR and Environmental Law: Concepts, Intersections, and Limitations

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A relationship between CSR and environmental law is intuitive; however, the nature, substantive content, and boundaries of the relationship remain unclear. This chapter explicates the relationship by examining the elements and ideas that shape it. It first considers the scope of CSR as a type of international private law, arguing that CSR does encompass environmental liabilities. It next reviews the earlier corporate environmentalism movement and its impact on CSR and environmental regulation. The chapter moves to consider the nature and scope of environmental law as primarily a domestic regulatory regime and what that entails as hard law. This approach is then contrasted with CSR’s international soft law focus and corollary regulatory approach of standards and reporting. After a discussion of the three main environmental principles—polluter-pays, prevention, and precaution—the chapter evaluates the relationship and its trajectory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility
Subtitle of host publicationPsychological and Organizational Perspectives
EditorsAbagail McWilliams, Deborah E. Rupp, Donald S. Siegel, Günter K. Stahl, David A. Waldman
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherOxford University Press, USA
Chapter11
Pages1-23
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9780198802280
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019

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Sheehy, B. (2019). CSR and Environmental Law: Concepts, Intersections, and Limitations. In A. McWilliams, D. E. Rupp, D. S. Siegel, G. K. Stahl, & D. A. Waldman (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility: Psychological and Organizational Perspectives (pp. 1-23). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, USA. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198802280.013.11
Sheehy, Benedict. / CSR and Environmental Law: Concepts, Intersections, and Limitations. The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility: Psychological and Organizational Perspectives. editor / Abagail McWilliams ; Deborah E. Rupp ; Donald S. Siegel ; Günter K. Stahl ; David A. Waldman. United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, USA, 2019. pp. 1-23
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Sheehy, B 2019, CSR and Environmental Law: Concepts, Intersections, and Limitations. in A McWilliams, DE Rupp, DS Siegel, GK Stahl & DA Waldman (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility: Psychological and Organizational Perspectives. Oxford University Press, USA, United Kingdom, pp. 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198802280.013.11

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Sheehy B. CSR and Environmental Law: Concepts, Intersections, and Limitations. In McWilliams A, Rupp DE, Siegel DS, Stahl GK, Waldman DA, editors, The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility: Psychological and Organizational Perspectives. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, USA. 2019. p. 1-23 https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198802280.013.11