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Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

Analysis of Environmental Law Scholarship 2019-2020

The Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review (ELPAR) is published by the Environmental Law Institute’s (ELI’s) Environmental Law Reporter in partnership with Vanderbilt University Law School. This Comment...

A Welfare Function for Shareholder Engagement: Recognizing Profit for What It Is

Madison Condon’s Externalities and the Common Owner (ECO) plays an important role in the growing literature around shareholder activism aimed at increasing portfolio returns, regardless of individual firm effects. The article...

Can't We All Just Get Along?: How Diversified Investors and Companies Can Maintain Their Fiduciary Duty in a Climate Crisis

Madison Condon’s Externalities and the Common Owner warrants serious attention and consideration by a broad variety of stakeholders—investors, public policymakers, academics, and citizens concerned about the systemic risks...

Externalities and the Common Owner: View From a Shareowner

California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is the largest-defined benefit public pension fund in the United States, with about $450 billion in global assets under management. CalPERS actively protects its rights as an...

Digital Technology and the Environment

In September 2020, IBM convened a round table of experts and stakeholders to discuss the potential of data and digital technologies to advance environmental sustainability. More than 25 participants representing government, the private...

Diversifying the Outdoors and Public Lands

Outdoor recreation is regarded as emphasizing sustainability through environmentally conscious branding, promoting healthy activities, and reinforcing appreciation for the natural world. Yet, the outdoor recreation sector has often...

Leveraging Science to Inform Proactive and Reactive Risk Management

The production, transport, use, and disposal of industrial and consumer products may pose risks to human and environmental health. Product stewardship is the practice of characterizing and managing human health and...

Safeguarding Against Distortions of Scientific Research in Federal Policymaking

The appropriate use of science in policymaking depends upon integrity in scientific research and in the ways in which that research is communicated and applied throughout the policymaking process. On May 22, 2019, the University of...

Environmental Deconfliction 2020: The National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020

As in prior years, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 contains a variety of provisions setting U.S. Department of Defense priorities for energy, environmental, and natural resource issues. These include measures...

How President Trump's War on Science Undermines Cost-Benefit Analysis of Climate Policies

This Article discusses the Trump Administration’s main actions to undermine the role of science in public policy and the consequences for cost-benefit analysis involving climate change policies. It analyzes the specific attacks on...

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