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Private Governance

Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change

When the United States withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement, 100 private corporations reaffirmed their commitment to fighting climate change. While governments are often tasked with facing climate change, many major private...

The Corporate Role in the Environmental Protection Enterprise

With real-time diagnostics, cutting-edge compliance management systems, and an underlying focus on sustainability as a good economic and reputational practice in many industry sectors, environmental compliance is increasingly self-...

Marine Stewardship Council: A Case Study in Private Environmental Standard-Setting

This Comment will examine key features of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), one of the main private environmental standard-setting organizations, and describe MSC’s standard-setting process, the status of MSC’s review of its...

Interviews With Private Governance Experts

Corporations and other nongovernmental entities now regularly work to develop voluntary agreements, standards, and other practices aimed at fostering sustainability and reducing environmental impacts. This growth in “private governance...

A Summit on Private Environmental Governance: Facing the Challenges of Voluntary Standards, Supply Chains, and Green Marketing

On June 10, 2013, ELI, the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, and the Council of Better Business Bureaus cosponsored a conference to provide an overview and to initiate a dialogue about the legal issues taking shape amidst the growing...