Law Review hosts ‘The Sustainable Corporation’ symposium on Friday, April 1

The Wake Forest Law Review  will host ”The Sustainable Corporation” as its 2011 Business Symposium on Friday, April 1, in the Worrell Professional Center.

The symposium will bring together legal scholars and policy leaders who offer a range of perspectives on “The Sustainable Corporation.” How do business firms contribute to – or undermine – the ability of social, ecological and environmental systems to endure?

The question raises issues concerning community development, corporate governance, energy policy, environmental law, institutional shareholders, labor relations, business transparency, nonprofits, and securities markets.

The business community is actively engaged in understanding the practical challenges of sustainability, according to event organizer Professor Alan Palmiter.

“This symposium seeks to create greater awareness of the legal challenges to the corporation becoming an instrument of sustainability,” he said.

The  event, which is free and open to the public, is being made possible by the generous donation of Bill Wilson (’80).

Contributing authors are:
Matt Bodie, Saint Louis University School of Law
Dana Brakman Reiser, Brooklyn Law School
Steve Ferrey, Suffolk University Law School
Jose Gabilondo, Florida Int’l University College of Law
Kent Greenfield, Boston College Law School
Brett McDonnell, University of Minnesota Law School
David Millon, Washington & Lee University School of Law
Alan Palmiter, Wake Forest University School of Law
Beate Sjafjell, University of Oslo (Norway)
Judd Snierson, Hofstra University School of Law
Faith Stevelman, New York Law School
Wendy Wagner, University of Texas (Austin) School of Law
David Yosifon, Santa Clara University School of Law

For more information, please visit http://lawreview.law.wfu.edu/symposium/