Volume 14, Issue 1 (2013-2014)
The Business Law Journal is proud to have presented:
The recording of the Business Law Journal’s Symposium can be viewed at this url:
Thursday, November 21, 2013
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
King Hall, Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom
The symposium this year will focus on addressing the hurdles companies face when attempting to embrace Corporate Social Responsibility. Topics to be addressed will include:
- Alternative Corporate Structures
In the past decade numerous states have implemented alternative corporate structures, such as Benefits Corporations or Flexible Purpose Corporations, to address conflicts between traditional fiduciary duties and promoting social goals.
Sometimes the line between engaging in socially responsible behavior and merely appearing to do so becomes blurry. This panel aims to explore the motivations behind this behavior, and explore examples in energy and intellectual property law.
- Corporate Philanthropy
Corporate philanthropy programs should generally be fair and transparent, but without clear guidance or controls, the process can devolve into favoritism, nepotism, or even a potential avenue for white collar crime.