T. Lambooy

T. Lambooy
Nyenrode Business Universiteit · center for entrepreneurship, governance and stewardship

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Purpose This paper aims to analyze the barriers discussed in the extant literature as to why women are underrepresented in the corporate top and explains how these barriers interrelate. An understanding of the interrelatedness of the barriers can help develop suitable and effective measures to improve women’s representation. Design/methodology/app...
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Recently, three important rivers in Asia and Oceania were acknowledged as legal persons. Questions emerge, such as: Which motivation drives the people who urged the respective courts and governments to grant these rivers legal personhood, in other words, to create Rights of Nature? Do these events lead to transformative social innovation and change...
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This article discusses the question how a social enterprise can best be recognised by customers, financiers, contract partners, the government and other stakeholders. Many EU Member States provide tailor-made legal forms for social enterprises. This enhances their recognition in the market. Dutch corporate law does not offer such a legal facility t...
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The use of hazardous chemicals is widely embedded throughout the life cycle of jeans. Recent literature on the use and discharge of hazardous chemicals in the denim and jeans industry reveals that in many of the production phases of a jeans, the use of such chemicals poses a health risk to cotton farmers, companies’ employees and neighboring commun...
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Social enterprises demonstrate how sustainability can be embedded into business. This often implies selecting a legal form and a business model dedicated to serving social and environmental (societal) objectives. Tailor‐made legal frameworks for social enterprises in European Union (EU) Member States require that the social enterprise include a “so...
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This article proposes that the Dutch Wadden Sea, a tidal wetland, can be protected by recognizing that it can own itself, in keeping with the emerging international trend of granting rights and legal personality to important ecosystems. Under Dutch law, legal personality could be granted to the Wadden Sea in the form of a ‘natureship’ (natuurschap)...
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This editorial paper is an introduction to the special Yuridika edition about the ‘Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade’ project (SMART). SMART identifies the areas in which companies and other market players can realise their unfulfilled potential to contribute in their own way to development friendly, environmentally friendly, and soci...
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An interesting relatively new development in the field of corporate climate change disclosures is the Task force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The TCFD aims to help identify the information needed by financial stakeholders to appropriately assess and price climate change related risks and opportunities. In its first Report (2016)...
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This paper presents the results of a multidisciplinary qualitative study concerning the influence of investors on the performance and dependencies of companies in relation to biodiversity and natural capital (BNC). For BNC, we employ four indicators: land use, water use, chemical pollution and carbon emissions. The study assesses: (i) in which way...
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An element that policymakers and academics often believe to be constitutive in the governance of a social enterprise is the use of inclusive and responsible decision-making processes. This entails the involvement of various categories of stakeholders. In this paper, a case study is used to explore how a work integration social enterprise based in t...
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Purpose This paper aims to examine the concept of participatory governance through membership in the context of the tailor-made legal form for social enterprises in Greece, i.e. the social cooperative enterprise (Koinsep). As such, the paper aims to contribute to the theoretical discussion regarding the participation of stakeholders in the governa...
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Abstract: An interesting relatively new development in the field of corporate climate change disclosures is the Task force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The TCFD aims to help identify the information needed by financial stakeholders to appropriately assess and price climate change related risks and opportunities. In its first Rep...
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This study aims to investigate how the existing legal framework for social enterprises in Belgium affects the activity of social enterprises in the social housing, finance and energy sector. The focus is thereby on the legal factor of governance and the decision-making power of stakeholders. These matters are examined in respect of one particular t...
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This study aims to test how legal factors affect the corporate structure of a social enterprise. The current article focuses on the legal factor of governance as the decision-making power of stakeholders within the social enterprise. The authors conducted a case study and examined a major social enterprise (Koinsep) active in Greece. By developing...
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PurposeThe authors have examined the developments in law and in practice concerning integrated reporting. An integrated report combines the most material elements of information about corporate performance (re: financial, governance, social and environmental functioning) – currently reported in separate reports – into one coherent whole. The author...
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In the discussion on making companies act more sustainable, one of the most neglected fields of law is company law. In the Sustainable Companies Research Project of Oslo University, researchers from 25 jurisdictions have explored which barriers and possibilities exist to utilize company law for creating sustainable companies. In the final conferenc...
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This contribution is based on the discussions that took place in the international conference “Bridging the Gap between International Investment Law and the Environment” which was held on 4-5 November 2013 in the Hague. The main goal of the conference was to answer the question of how the gap between international investment law and the environment...
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Even though The Treaty on EU sets high standards for sustainable development, the Directive as it is today lacks the reference to this topic. Practical implications of this shortcoming are seen in praxis. In the current case of KPN, the Dutch telecommunications provider, who is fighting a bid by América Móvil, the Latin American mobile group, it ca...
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The lack of upward mobility for women is an issue in many European countries. Gender segregation in the labor market, including the failure to promote women to senior posts, is one of the subjects addressed in a new act that will become effective mid 2012 in the Netherlands. The Act will amend Dutch corporate law. It requires large companies to hav...
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The article reflects the results of research performed in preparation of the 'HiiL Expert Meeting on the Future of Business in Fragile States', and the fruitful discussion at the meeting (The Hague, November 2011). The aim of the meeting was to discuss best practices, and challenges and dilemmas of doing business in fragile states. The focus was on...
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The failure to promote women to senior posts is addressed in a new act, amending Dutch corporate law to require large companies to have 'gender balanced' boards. This article elaborates on the Act's legislative history, content, application and enforcement possibilities. It evaluates the Act from the perspective of gender equality as a human right...
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Private companies and investors can profit from the enhancement of nature in general and from specific investments allocated to improve biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES). The question is: What is the incentive, from a private sector point of view, to invest in nature, and what are the barriers and opportunities? This article demonstrates th...
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From 2005-2011, the UN Special Representative for Human Rights and Business, Prof. John Ruggie, has built a governance framework comprising three pillars, i.e., ‘Protect, Respect, Remedy,’ to clarify the complementary roles of governments (public actors) and companies (private actors) in respect to the protection and realisation of human rights. Th...
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De discussie over mensenrechtenschendingen door internationaal opererende bedrijven is zeer actueel en krijgt zowel binnen Nederland als internationaal veel politieke en maatschappelijke aandacht. Een belangrijke vraag hierbij is hoe, door wie en waar multinationals civielrechtelijk aansprakelijk gesteld kunnen worden als zij in het kader van hun w...
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De discussie over mensenrechtenschendingen door internationaal opererende bedrijven is zeer actueel en krijgt zowel binnen Nederland als internationaal veel politieke en maatschappelijke aandacht. Een belangrijke vraag hierbij is hoe, door wie en waar multinationals civielrechtelijk aansprakelijk gesteld kunnen worden als zij in het kader van hun w...
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Freshwater scarcity is no longer limited to sub-Saharan developing countries; also in Western society, access to unlimited amounts of freshwater is not assured at all times. It has been argued – and laid down in many national legal systems – that access to freshwater is a basic human right. What if corporate freshwater use threatens to interfere wi...
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This article discusses the works council’s role in the determination of a company’s CSR strategy and the implementation thereof throughout the organisation. The association of the works councils of multinational companies with a base in the Netherlands has recently developed a ‘Model Code on Co-Determination and CSR’. Author: Tineke Lambooy, Associ...
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The third pillar of the Framework developed by the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises (SRSG) concerns the remedies that are available for victims of corporate human rights violations: ‘Access to Remedy’ (Remedy Pillar). According to the SRSG,...
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In the Netherlands, the ‘Tabaksblat Code’ (the Dutch corporate governance code of December) was a semi-private regulation instigated by the Dutch government, the stock exchange and industry associations to restore trust in the public equity markets. The aim was ‘to put the relationship between listed companies and providers of capital under the mic...
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Tis article aspires to assist companies and human rights analysts to determine why, when and how human rights impact assessments can be integrated into existing corporate due diligence processes. It elaborates on the approach proposed by Professor Ruggie, the UN Special Representative on human rights and business. His policy framework relies, among...
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Is private regulation proven to be generally more successful than public regulation in controlling the transnational conduct of multinational companies? The exponential growth of private regulations aimed at influencing corporate behaviour - as a result of the fast global market expansion – shows the full relevance of posing this question. In the l...
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This contribution deals with the non–financial key performance indicators, amongst others relating to worldwide environmental and employee matters, which must be reported in the annual accounts of EU based large companies as from 2005, resulting from the transposition of the so–called ‘Modernization Directive’.
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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has rapidly gained a foothold in business. In the last decade, many companies developed 'Planet, People, Profit' strategies, and put them into practice. Governments and civil society have called on private actors to contribute in resolving the difficulties of global governance. This book concentrates foremost o...
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The aim of this research project was to identify the opportunities and barriers to including information on impacts and dependence of companies on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BES) in the information services provided by sustainability rating agencies. The ultimate goal was to catalyze the market for information services and to enable inves...
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This paper focuses on the market for information services on biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) targeted at investors. The first part explains that the relationship between companies and BES is twofold: (i) corporate activity has an impact on BES; (ii) companies depend on BES, e.g. through a supply of raw materials, fish, and the provision o...

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