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ASRC - A Summit on Private Environmental Governance

June 10, 2013 • Washington, DC


Corporations and other non-governmental 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” is implemented through various vehicles, including collective standard-setting, certifications, supply chain agreements, and other mechanisms. The influence of private governance is broad, impacting industries from electronics to forestry to apparel and many others. This conference will provide an overview and initiate a dialogue about the legal issues taking shape amidst the growing popularity of private governance approaches. The conference will identify, for stakeholders across affected industries and Non Governmental Organizations, how sustainability initiatives, standard-setting, consumer protection and competition law work together in this important and rapidly developing area.

Ann Klee, a former partner of Crowell & Moring, is speaking on the topic, "Supply Chain Management, Contracting and Enforcement."

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