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China's Corporate Environmental Credit System

In 2014, the central government of China announced a plan to create by 2020 a corporate environmental credit system (ECS), an incentive mechanism to deter companies’ environmental violations and promote a culture of environmental law...

Racial Segregation and Environmental Injustice

One legacy of the environmental justice movement is documenting the unequal distribution of environmental harms and benefits throughout American society. These inequalities are inscribed in our urban physical spaces by laws and policies...

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...

Another Game Changer in the Making? Lessons From States Advancing Environmental Justice Through Mapping and Cumulative Impact Strategies

This Article focuses on lessons learned by the author from state practice in environmental justice mapping and screening, and their relationship to addressing the central issue of cumulative impacts.

California's Environmental Justice Mapping Tool: Lessons and Insights From CalEnviroScreen

CalEnviroScreen, California’s mapping tool that quantifies cumulative impacts in communities, has played a pivotal role in advancing environmental justice in the state. The tool continues to evolve with each version by incorporating new...

Mapping the Movement: The Future of Identifying and Addressing Cumulative Impacts

Because environmental justice is inherently a conversation about geography (i.e., where in our states, cities, and towns are environmental burdens most concentrated), maps represent a natural tool for articulating and addressing...

Eminent Domain Law As Climate Policy

This abstract is adapted from Alexandra B. Klass, Eminent Domain Law as Climate Policy, 2020 Wis. L. Rev. 49 (2020), which contends that states should consider limiting eminent domain rights for fossil fuel projects and...

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