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1 Jul 2004

Phillip H. Rudolph, Foley Hoag [USA]

[DOC] Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility -- What’s That Lawyer Doing Here?

...good business leaders are increasingly recognizing the importance of sustainable, socially responsible business practices as a key to effective management of their businesses and their bottom lines...Sustainability is fast becoming a critical component of the [legal] diligence and deal making process...lawyers should have a seat at the sustainability table because they...are trained to anticipate risk, legal and otherwise, and to build structures and programs that minimize or eliminate such risks. [refers to Kasky v. Nike lawsuit (USA) re claims about labour conditions]

Part of the following timelines

U.S. apparel cos. lawsuit (re Saipan)

Nike lawsuit (Kasky v Nike, re denial of labour abuses)