Taming Corporations to Relieve the Climate Emergency

Reboot2030 by Nico Andreas Heller

Episode notes

Nico Andreas Heller in conversation with Robert C. Hinkley.

More than 20 years ago, Bob Hinkley proposed a Code for Corporate Citizenship that would amend the existing duty of directors “to act in the best interests of the corporation” by adding the following words...

“but not at the expense of severe damage to the environment, human rights, public health and safety, dignity of employees or the welfare of the communities in which the corporation operates.”

In this Reboot Dialogue we focus on the role the law plays in both enabling and legitimising corporations to cause severe harm to the environment – and how the proposed Code for Corporate Citizenship would put an end to that.

Bob Hinkley is an American attorney, who specializes i ... 

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