CCLP & ABA Symposium on ‘Sustainability and Competition Law'

Symposium on ‘Sustainability and Competition Law:  Friends or Foes?’

9 February 2024, 13:30 - 18:00, Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College

Faced with the serious threat of climate change, companies are increasingly considering a wide range of strategies and collaborations aimed at promoting more sustainable business. While these strategies promote environmental initiatives, they also raise concerns as to their potential adverse effects on competition dynamics. This conference will explore the policy and enforcement challenges associated with the application of competition law to sustainability initiatives. Are the competition law concerns legitimate?  What balance should governments strike between protecting competition and promoting initiatives to save the planet?  How can we refine our policies to enable sustainability initiatives while preventing businesses from using them as a vehicle to dampen competition?

Speakers from academia, practice and enforcement agencies include – Maurits Dolmans, Cleary Gottlieb; Ninette Dodoo, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Simon Holmes, UK Competition Appeal Tribunal; Ruben Maximiano, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); Julian Nowag, Oxford CCLP and Lund University; Ann Pope, Senior Director for Antitrust, UK Competition and Markets Authority; Maarten Pieter Schinkel, University of Amsterdam; Vanessa Turner, The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC); Peter Tufano, Harvard Business School.

For full programme and registration, see the CCLP website.