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Environmental Law

2009

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Keeping Ethical Investment Ethical: Regulatory Issues For Investing For Sustainability, Benjamin J. Richardson Jan 2009

Keeping Ethical Investment Ethical: Regulatory Issues For Investing For Sustainability, Benjamin J. Richardson

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Regulation must target the financial sector, which often funds and profits from environmentally unsustainable development. In an era of global financial markets, the financial sector has a crucial impact on the state of the environment. The long-standing movement for ethically and socially responsible investment (SRI) has recently begun to advocate environmental standards for financiers. While this movement is gaining more adherents, it has increasingly justified responsible financing as a path to be prosperous, rather than virtuous. This trend partly owes to how financial institutions view their legal responsibilities. The business case motivations that now predominantly drive SRI are not sufficient ...


Gender-Benders': Sex And Law In The Constitution Of Polluted Bodies, Dayna Nadine Scott Jan 2009

Gender-Benders': Sex And Law In The Constitution Of Polluted Bodies, Dayna Nadine Scott

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This paper explores how law might conceive of the injury or harm of endocrine disruption as it applies to an aboriginal community experiencing chronic chemical pollution. The effect of the pollution in this case is not only gendered, but gendering: it seems to be causing the ‘production’ of two girl babies for every boy born on the reserve. This presents an opening to interrogate how law is implicated in the constitution of not just gender but sex. The analysis takes an embodied turn, attempting to validate the real and material consequences of synthetic chemicals acting on bodies — but uncovers that ...