ABA working group co-led by Rutgers Law Professor Sarah Dadush publishes model contract clauses to protect workers in international supply chains.

ABA working group co-led by Rutgers Law Professor Sarah Dadush publishes model contract clauses to protect workers in international supply chains.

In an effort to better protect workers’ human rights in global supply chains, a working group formed under the auspices of the American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section has published a set of model contract clauses (MCCs 2.0) and a Responsible Purchasing Code of Conduct (the Buyer Code). These tools are designed to be incorporated into international supply agreements to improve the human rights performance of supply chains.

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Crises Will Define 2021 Proxy Voting Season, with a Focus on Human Capital, Board Diversity, Corporate Political Activity, and Climate Change at Virtual Shareholder Meetings

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The pandemic, racial protests, conflict attending the recent Presidential election, and ongoing concerns about the environment will help to define the upcoming 2020 proxy season, further accelerating trends that have been building over the past few years.

Released today, 2021 Proxy Season Preview and Shareholder Voting Trends (2017-2020) builds on a multi-year analysis of corporate filings across both the Russell 3000 and S&P 500 indexes to provide insights for what’s ahead in shareholder voting. The report is complemented by an online dashboard where data can also be analyzed by business sector and company size group. The project was conducted by The Conference Board and ESG data analytics firm ESGAUGE, in collaboration with the leadership advisory and search firm Russell Reynolds Associates and Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance.

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Faculty Center Scholarship

Working Papers

Sarah Dadush
Cui Bono? The murky finances of Project (RED)
Going Against the Grain: When Private Rules Shouldn’t Apply to Public Institutions
Impact Investment Indicators: A Critical Assessment in Governance by Indicators: Global Power Through Quantification and Rankings
The Privatization of Development Assistance: An Overview
Profiting in (RED): The Need for Enhanced Transparency in Cause-Related Marketing
Regulating Social Finance: Can Social Stock Exchanges Meet the Challenge?

Katie Eyer
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Employees
That’s Not Discrimination: American Beliefs and the Limits of Anti-Discrimination Law

Jay Feinman
The Enforceability of Releases in Property Insurance Claims, Connecticut Insurance Law Journal
Good Faith and Reasonable Expectations, Arkansas Law Review
The Law of Insurance Claim Practices: Beyond Bad Faith, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal
Liability of Lawyers and Accountants to Non-Clients: Negligence and Negligent Misrepresentation
The Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance as a Restatement

Matteo Gatti
Creeping Acquisitions in Europe: Enabling Companies to Be Better Safe than Sorry
EC Reforms of Corporate Governance and Capital Markets Law: Do They Tackle Insiders’
Is There a Uniform EU Securities Law After the Financial Services Action Plan?
It’s My Stock and I’ll Vote If I Want To: Conflicted Voting by Shareholders in (Hostile) M&A Deals
Optionality Arrangements and Reciprocity in the European Takeover Directive
The Power to Decide on Takeovers: Directors or Shareholders, What Difference Does It Make?
The Uneasy Case for Top-Down Corporate Law Harmonization in the European Union

Yuliya Guseva
Cross-Listings and the New World of International Capital: Another Look at the Efficiency and Extraterritoriality of Securities Law
Destructive Collectivism: Dodd-Frank Coordination and Clearing and Settlement
KGB’s Legacy: Transplanting Efficient Financial Infrastructure without Efficiency

Ji Li
I Came, I Saw, I…Adapted—An Empirical Study of Chinese Companies Investing in the U.S. and Their Legal and Policy Implications
Soft Law v. Hard Guanxi: An Empirical Study of Business Investment, Law and Political Connections in China
State-Owned Companies and Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Current Regime of Investor-State Arbitration

Chrystin Ondersma
Are Debtors Rational Actors? An Experiment
A Human Rights Approach to Consumer Credit
A Human Rights Framework for Debt Relief
Shadow Banking and Financial Distress: The Treatment of ‘Money-Claims’ in Bankruptcy
Undocumented Debtors

Jacob Russell
Misbehavioral Law and Economics: Separating and Pooling in Responses to Consumer Financial Mistakes
The Separation of Intelligence and Control: Retirement Savings and the Limits of Soft Paternalism

Fadi Shaheen
The GAAP Lock-Out Effect and the Investment Behavior of Multinational Firms
How Reform-Friendly Are U.S. Tax Treaties?
International Tax Neutrality: Reconsiderations
International Tax Neutrality: Revisited
On Fixing U.S. International Taxation
Understanding Lockout