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Litigating Sustainability: A Governance Perspective on Liability for Value Chain Externalities

LEXSECURE PI Jakko Salminen presented on the topic ‘Litigating Sustainability: A Governance Perspective on Liability for Value Chain Externalities’ (co-authored by the project’s WP2 leader Mikko Rajavuori) at the Conference on Sustainability and Corporate Accountability, organised online by the Sustainability Law Research Group at the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo on April…

Proactive Contracting and Legal Design as enablers of systemic change

LEXSECURE researchers Isabell Storsjö (UTU) and Piia Kaave (ULapland) presented the paper ‘Proactive contracting and legal design: Enablers of systemic change in purchasing and supply chain management’ on April 3, 2023 at the annual conference of the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) in Barcelona (2–5 April 2023). Juho Salonranta (UEF), who…

New project publication: Changing Causal Narratives and Risk Perceptions on Foreign Investment: the Riskification of Chinese Investments in the Nordic Region

A new article, ‘Changing Causal Narratives and Risk Perceptions on Foreign Investment: the Riskification of Chinese Investments in the Nordic Region’ authored by Mikael Mattlin and LEXSECURE project co-PI Mikko Rajavuori (Work Package 2), has been published online by the journal East Asia. The article surveys recent legislative and policy changes on foreign investments in…

New project publication: Digital Platforms as Second-Order Lead Firms

An article co-authored by LEXSECURE project researchers Jaakko Salminen (PI & WP1) and Mika Viljanen (WP4), together with Kevin B. Sobel-Read and Klaas Hendrik Eller, has been made available online. Digital Platforms as Second-Order Lead Firms: Beyond the Industrial/Digital Divide in Regulating Value Chains appears in European Review of Private Law. The authors argue that…

Corporate Responsibility and Law

On 16 February 2023, LEXSECURE project WP leaders Mikko Rajavuori and Mika Viljanen talked, together with Assistant Professor Anne Quarshie from Turku School of Economics (Management and Organisation), about Corporate Responsibility and Law at an alumni seminar organised jointly by the UTU Faculty of Law and TSE exe (Turku School of Economics Executive Education and…

Sustainability and security of supply in a changing world

The Finnish Corporate Responsibility Law Association and the LEXSECURE project organised a panel discussion on the topic ‘Sustainability and security of supply in a changing world’ (in Finnish) on January 31, 2023 in Helsinki. The project co-PI Mikko Rajavuori started with a presentation that introduced themes at the intersection of sustainability and security of supply.…

Security of Supply in Public Procurement

Presentation in the conference Procurement in times of crises: national experiences, in Tartu on January 26, 2023. LEXSECURE co-PI Kirsi-Maria Halonen gave the presentation ‘Security of Supply in Public Procurement’. The hybrid conference was organised by the public procurement research group of the University of Tartu School of Law, and brought together approximately 190 participants…

Research group workshop in Pyhä

In January, the LEXSECURE research group – consisting of researchers from the University of Turku, the University of Lapland and the University of Eastern Finland – met for a three day workshop in the Keropirtti cottage in Pyhä, Lapland. In addition to interaction with project stakeholders and academic advisors, and work on a policy brief,…

Paneelikeskustelu: Kestävyys ja huoltovarmuus muuttumassa maailmassa, 31.1.2023

Globaalit arvoketjut ovat osoittaneet haavoittuvuutensa viimeistään COVID-19-pandemian ja Ukrainan konfliktin myötä. Arvoketjujen ihmisoikeusongelmien lisääntyessä myös suomalaisten kuluttajien elämänlaatuun arvoketjujen disruptiot vaikuttavat lisääntyvissä määrin. Samalla aikaa vastuullisen liiketoiminnan merkitys ja sitä koskevan sääntelyn määrä kasvaa. Onko yritysten vastuullisuus avain parempaan huoltovarmuuteen? Miten vastuullisuus tulisi huoltovarmuuskeskustelussa ymmärtää? Mikä ylipäätään on huoltovarmuussääntelyn kannalta tärkeää ja olennaista? Järjestäjät: LEXSECURE-projekti…

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