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Co-organised by the UCL Centre for Ethics and Law

Speaker: Professor Catherine Malecki (Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Innovations Sociétales (LiRIS)

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The first CSR Directive 2014/95/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 amending Directive 2013/34/EU as regards disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large undertakings and groups, was implemented in France by the Order of 19 July 2017. This implementation in France provides a new framework for non-financial information and marks a major turning point towards greater potential responsibilities for members of the management bodies of the large corporations in question, in particular with the description of diversity policy: non-financial reporting is reviewed via an overall analysis guided by the materiality principle and genuine sustainable compliance based on a prior and relevant risk assessment. These changes come in the wake of the LTECV Act on the Energy Transition for Green Growth (17 August 2015), an example to be followed, and of the recent review of the AFEP/MEDEF Code which finally established CSR.

About the speaker:
Catherine Malecki is a Professor of Private Law and a member of the Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Innovations Sociétales (LiRIS), Rennes 2 University, France, an Associate Member of the Institut Droit Ethique Patrimoine, Paris-Saclay University, France, and an External Member of the Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law, Durham Law School, Durham University, UK

Her main research themes are business law (corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, sustainable finance, corporate law), comparative business law (English-speaking countries), sustainable and climate finance.

She has published several papers and books – participating more particularly in the collective work Les Défis actuels du droit financier (The Current Challenges of Financial Law), co-edited with Professor Alain Couret, Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne University, Co-Director of Sorbonne Finance, Editions Joly, June 2010 – and writing a book entitled “Responsabilité sociale des entreprises : Perspectives de la gouvernance d’entreprise durable”, LGDJ, Lextenso, Droit des Affaires Collection, 2014.

Responsabilité sociale des entreprises, Perspectives de la gouvernance d’entreprise durable, Lextenso, Droit des Affaires collection, 2014 (total number of pages: 484).

Her book Corporate Social Responsibility Perspectives for Sustainable Corporate Governance” will be published in March 2018.

List of Catherine's publications.

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