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Valrie Simonart examines the legal liability of companies in CSR matters in "La responsabilit juridique de lentreprise en matire de RSE : dun droit mou un droit dur

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06/07/2022
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Corporate & Finance Partner Valérie Simonart has contributed to the recently published Liber amicorum Xavier Dieux. In « La responsabilité juridique de l’entreprise en matière de RSE : d’un droit mou à un droit dur », she examines the legal liability – as opposed to the responsibility, within the meaning of awareness and concern for the consequences of one's behaviour - of companies in CSR matters. As CSR traditional instruments (such as voluntary initiatives, recommendations and guidelines, ...) are considered insufficient, she argues that a shift from “soft law” to “hard law” is taking place, as illustrated by the recent Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence.

« La responsabilité juridique de l’entreprise en matière de RSE : d’un droit mou à un droit dur », in Liber amicorum Xavier Dieux. Hommage d’exception à un esprit libre, Larcier, 2022, vol. 1