SLP News archive


09/03/2023 | Corporate greenwashing: The lawyers are coming

Dr Ben Franta's blog for the European Corporate Governance Institute: "Greenwashing may be one of the greatest emerging legal risks across corporate sectors worldwide. Once a topic of relatively niche concern, the spectre of greenwashing liability continues to grow as more brands seek to portray themselves as climate-friendly and lawyers (and the broader public) get wise to the fact that not all that appears green is what it seems."

16/02/2023 | Are you a climate culprit?

The carbon footprint and calculator were popularized by Big Oil to shift blame for climate change from industry to the individual. Ben Franta on a “micro truth in a macro lie.”

01/02/2023 | An ocean of opportunities? Climate litigation is doing so well it’s now being eyed by investors

Dr Ben Franta is quoted in an article from The Wave on the rise of litigation finance.

17/01/2023 | Thom Wetzer and Sustainable Law Team featured on Al Jazeera Documentary, Earthrise

Associate Professor of Law and Finance, Thom Wetzer, has been featured alongside the Sustainable Law team in a new episode of Al Jazeera’s documentary series, Earthrise.

12/01/2023 | New research reveals the extent of ExxonMobil’s secret knowledge of climate change nearly 50 years ago

Dr Ben Franta quoted on the article on new research published in the journal Science. They found that those projections, produced by ExxonMobil scientists between 1977 and 2003, foresaw with immense accuracy the global heating that was observed in the decades after.


25/11/2022 | Rising to sustainability challenges: building the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme, pdf (p. 22, 23)

The Oxford Sustainable Law Programme (SLP) was conceived to harness the potential of the law as a lever to drive rapid and systemic change that addresses the biggest sustainability challenges of our time.

23/11/2022 | Luca Enriques selected to provide feedback on the review of G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

Professor of Corporate Law, Luca Enriques, was one of four academics selected by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Corporate Governance Committee to provide feedback on the review of the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.