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Sustainability in Public Procurement, Corporate Law and Higher Education

ISBN13: 9781032151038
Published: December 2023
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Contemporary changes in law and policy at the global level to efficiently answer to environmental and social issues correspond to the traditional approach of limiting the regulatory and policy changes to a singular field or discipline: tackling the inherent unsustainability of corporate laws or incentivising the offering of sustainable finance to stimulate the transition towards sustainable practices. This book provides a new viewpoint and approach of simultaneously regulating seemingly non-connected fields in order to provide a fertile ground for a truly organic change towards sustainable outcomes. It addresses diverse questions of sustainable transition of the three specific fields to support sustainable practices in public procurement, private market transaction, and in educating future business leaders and legal experts by incorporating sustainable concerns as the underlying guiding principles of their conduct. It translates scientific findings into a practical format that can be used by diverse stakeholders searching for information and solutions in their respective professional fields. The underlying assumption is that a simultaneous action in the three respective fields of public procurement, corporate law, and higher education brings about more coherent and interconnected results that incentivise further action and changes towards sustainable practices. The book furthers the idea of policy coherence by building upon the findings in the field of public procurement, corporate law, and practice and higher education curricula. By identifying the barriers in the three respective fields for sustainable action and proposing solutions for either eliminating or minimising those barriers at the EU level, the book calls for further changes in the respective fields as well as for considering the spillover effects of these policies on other fields.

Public Procurement
Introduction to Sustainability in Public Procurement, Corporate Law and Higher Education, Paolo Davide Farah

I. Sustainable Public Procurement
Public procurement for the SDGs – Rethinking the basics, Roberto Caranta
Searching for the right balance between sustainability and competition – Dagne Sabockis
Sustainable Public Procurement in Portugal: Overview, Recent Developments and Expectations on the Near Future, Marco Caldeira
EU Green Deal and the Portuguese public procurement – Raquel Carvalho
Emerging role of green public procurement policy in achieving sustainable development: a case study of India, Mukesh Rawat and Dr. K.D. Raju
Analysis of the mandatory sustainable public procurement regulation in the Czech Republic, Adam Gromnica
Implications of empirical research on the impact of e-public procurement on institutional quality, Thomas Emery, Lela Mélon and Rok Spruk

II. Sustainable Corporate Conduct
(In)Corporate Sustainability: policy coherence for sustainable corporate conduct, Lela Mélon
Corporate Sustainability through Private Regulation? The Question of Policy Coherence for Sustainability, Martine Bosman and Bart Jansen
Looking through a glass darkly – transparency as a misguided regulatory instrument in corporate governance, Wafa Khlif, Finn Janning and Coral Ingley
Sustainable Corporate Governance, Nandini Garg and Vasu Machanda
Corporate Sustainability – what is the role of corporate law academics?, Anne-Marie Weber

III. Sustainability in Higher Education
The Need to Incorporate Sustainable Development Goals in Higher Education Curricula, Nandini Garg and Parikshet Sirohi
The contribution of higher education to sustainable development: global trends and issues, Francesc Pedro
Sustainable Development Goals in higher education as a global policy framework, Maryna Lakhno
Education for sustainability: full spead ahead!, Carina Hopper and Johanna Wagner
Epilogue on EU policy coherence on sustainability: are we there yet?, Lela Mélon