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Scrutinizing and Supporting Green Business

November 30 | 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM (add to my calendar)
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This seminar will address whether green business is green and, if so, how policymakers should encourage it. Speakers will review the empirical literature on voluntary green business practices, assessing whether corporate initiatives truly benefit the environment or whether they are more properly characterized as green washing. The discussion will identify ways that law and policy can promote green business, assess the regulatory strategies proposed thus far—as well as some that have not yet been considered—and examine which will best encourage companies to go green in a meaningful, verifiable way. The seminar will provide cutting-edge thinking on the relationships among green business, law, and policy and will offer ideas for how policymakers can best move forward in this important area.


LeRoy C. (Lee) Paddock, Associate Dean for Environmental Studies; Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University (moderator)

Dennis Hirsch, Professor of Law, Capital University Law School

Jennifer Nash, Associate Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and Executive Director, Regulatory Policy, Harvard University

Martha L. Rees, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, DuPont Corporation (invited)

Kurt Strasser, Professor, University of Connecticut Law School


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