Stephanie Bijlmakers is an Affiliated Researcher at the Institute for Private International Law, KU Leuven, Belgium.
Stephanie Bijlmakers makes a unique analysis of the triangular relationship between CSR, human rights and law. She critically revisits sources at various governance levels, from the UN Guiding Principles to the 2014 EU Directive on non-financial disclosure, culminating in a refreshing approach to corporate due diligence and CSR. -- Jan Wouters, Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium By a thorough and convincing analysis of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights as a global standard of expected conduct [and] a social norm, and its crystallization process into various forms of international and national regulation, this book provides a welcome contribution to the understanding of human rights taking centre stage in a pluriform concept of corporate social responsibility as transnational law. - Jan Eijsbouts (A.J.A.J.), Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies, Maastricht University, The Netherlands With corporations' behaviour ever more disciplined by 'Corporate Social Responsibility', Stephanie Bijlmakers gives an authoritative insight into the law surrounding the discipline. While informed by the policy context of CSR, this volume [takes a] refreshingly legal [viewpoint] and therefore [will be] of great value to the scholarly and practising community alike. -- Geert Van Calster, Professor, Institute for European Law, KU Leuven, Belgium Stephanie Bijlmakers' book covers an emergent field in the interface between public and private governance, between hard and soft law, and between national and international regulation of the impact of economic actors on society, in particular on human rights. It offers an innovative take on the issue of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and its increasing regulation through public and private law. The book will be of value to academics and practitioners, including corporate lawyers. -- Karin Buhmann, Professor of Business & Human Rights, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark