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Benjamin J Richardson

Professor of Environmental Law

Room 3.07, Faculty of Law Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+ 61 475 399 448​ (phone)

+61 3 6226 7623 (fax)

B.J.Richardson@utas.edu.au

Environmental issues are the dominant theme of the 21st century. While some organisations see environmental responsibility as a cost or an obstacle to doing business, others have woven it into their ethos to great financial benefit. But in some cases, the law discourages or even prevents businesses from making environmentally sensitive choices.

An instrument of change for the environment

Professor Benjamin J. Richardson is a scholar of environmental law and sustainability, whose research and teaching goes beyond the traditional terrain of this subject by considering environmental governance in the financial and business sectors. He is seeking to motivate corporations and investors to embrace environmental responsibility, and he is exploring how the law can facilitate such change.

'There are some encouraging examples of organisations and industries at the forefront of this area, such as clean energy, ecotourism and organic farming. Other sectors are being pulled along, sometimes very reluctantly,' says Professor Richardson.

'In some cases it is the law that lags and hinders change. I am particularly interested in how environmental law interacts with business law so that it can support organisations that want to be more responsible. I have been investigating how the financial community can leverage positive change through funding support for environmental leaders.

'Currently regulators tend to expect organisations to invest funds where they will get the best returns. But seeking the best financial returns can come at a long-term cost to the natural environment, and ultimately a cost to the business itself.'

'Many organisations are conducting business on a global scale. Some, while acting within the law in the countries that they operate, are doing things that are not legal, or socially acceptable, in Australia,' said Professor Richardson.

'There is a growing desire among some investors to avoid organisations like this and instead invest in accordance with ethical standards that respect human rights, animal welfare or environmental sustainability. The law has traditionally made this difficult. It should not only be possible to make that choice, it should be mandatory.'

Professor Richardson's position has been influential and discussed in law reform and scholarly debates internationally. He is at the forefront in the field, but he is not the only one calling for change.

'The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative is one example of a global forum that is advocating change. There is also a voluntary code, the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing, which the University of Tasmania itself is a signatory to. The principles guide investment practices for organisations committed to social and environmental responsibility,' explains Professor Richardson.

There is much more to his research, including longstanding interests in the role of Aboriginal people in environmental management and environmental law in developing countries. But in recent years, the concept of time and environmental responsibility has become an exciting theme of Professor Richardson's research.

'Environmental laws and practices tend to dwell on future risks and impacts, but environmental responsibility is also about the past,' he said.

'Restoring past damage is sometimes just as important as protecting our environment against future harm. Past damage can and should be healed.'

An example of this would be the restoration of Lake Pedder in Tasmania's southwest wilderness, a beautiful, unique lake that was destroyed by a hydro-power dam in 1972.

'The green movement in Australia was partly born out of the Pedder disaster, which is one reason why Tasmania is such a fascinating place to carry out research into environmental law.'

With an academic career over the past two decades spent mostly abroad, Professor Richardson continues to engage globally and across Australia. He is a member of a variety of international and local expert bodies, including the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law and the Australian Panel of Experts in Environmental Law. He is also deeply committed to good environmental practices in his daily life, such as his recent purchase of the 'Blue Mountain View' eco-sanctuary—66 acres of high conservation bushland in southwest Tasmania that he is protecting forever.

'I have a deep, whole life commitment to the environment. I want to be an instrument of change, and inspire others to do the same.'

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDLaw; Resource Management & Environmental Science Australian National UniversityAustralia1996
LLB,BA Macquarie University Australia1991

Biography

Professor Benjamin J. Richardson is a scholar of environmental law who holds a joint professorial appointment with the UTAS Faculty of Law and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. After completing his undergraduate studies in law and political science at Macquarie University and his PhD at the Australian National University, Professor Richardson worked abroad for over 18 years in law faculties in New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining UTAS in July 2014, Professor Richardson was at the University of British Columbia where he held the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Law and Sustainability and was Director of the Centre for Law and the Environment. Earlier, from 2003 – 2010, he was a Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, and before then a Senior Lecturer at the law faculties of the University of Manchester (1999 – 2002) and at the University of Auckland (1996 – 1999). Prior to working in academia, Professor Richardson had stints in policy and consultancy roles for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service in Sydney and the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) in Kathmandu and Nairobi. Please see Professor Richardson's full CV (PDF 356.4KB).

Research Themes

Professor Richardson's research dovetails closely with the core research themes of UTAS. As a scholar and teacher of environmental law, he analyses the influence of legal institutions on environmental decision-making and considers how the law may be reformed to promote sustainability. Over the past decade he has concentrated on the interface between business law and environmental law, and how sustainability can be incorporated into legislation governing corporations, financial markets and other dimensions of the business sector. Professor Richardson has also devoted many years to studying the movement for socially responsible investing as a means of disciplining the market. Social investors were active in the campaign to stop the Gunns Pulp Mill, which was stalled when the ANZ Bank declined to loan the money necessary to undertake the project. Social investing has similarities to corporate social responsibility, another focus of his research. Business corporations may voluntarily commit to improve their environmental performance, as evident by adherence to codes of environmental conduct, issuance of sustainability reports and investment in innovative environmental services and products.

In recent years Professor Richardson's research has taken a more philosophical orientation with an investigation of the role of time in environmental decision-making.  'Time' can yield rich insights into why environmental law has not been particularly successful and how it might be improved. The problematic temporal properties of environmental law include its stance towards the past, the future, the pace of time, and the timing of decisions. For example, environmental law can suffer from temporal amnesia as the lessons of environmental history are sometimes ignored or trivialized, resulting in past mistakes – such as pollution disasters – being repeated.  Conversely, the interests of posterity and long-term biosphere health can be belittled through glib rhetoric (eg 'intergenerational equity') without serious efforts to curb enduring environmental impacts such as soaring carbon emissions. Other temporal shortcomings may include poorly timed decisions, as evident in hurried environmental assessments to fast-track dubious developments, or procrastination on introduction of protective measures such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These temporal flaws also reveal apparent tensions between nature's temporal patterns and the time frames of law and other social systems. For example, arguments about the 'optimal' rate of exploitation of natural resources (eg forests or fish stocks) to satisfy human economic needs competes with a slower time frame for ecological regeneration and renewal. These and other aspects of time are the focus of Professor Richardson's work that is leading towards a major book.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • National Environmental Law Association of Australia (1995 - )
  • Network for Sustainable Financial Markets (2010-2014)
  • Society of Legal Scholars, UK (1999-2014)
  • UN Principles of Responsible Investment Academic Network. (2010 - )
  • World Commission on Environmental Law, IUCN (1996 - )

Committee associations

  • Australian Panel of Experts of Environmental Law (2014- )
  • Tasmanian Environmental Defender's Office, Management Committee (2014- )
  • IUCN Specialist Group on Oceans, Coastals and Coral Reefs (2014-)
  • Advisory Board, Fisheries Law Centre, Vancouver (2013-2014)
  • Advisory Board, Coalition of Universities for Responsible Investing (2011-14)
  • Advisory Board and Co-chair of SRI Research Cluster, Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (2010- )
  • Social Audit Advisory Committee, Alterna Savings Credit Union, (2006–08)
  • Co-director and teacher of Osgoode Hall's Intensive Program in Aboriginal Law, a clinical legal education program placing students in 7 week internships in community, aboriginal and governmental organisations (2006-08)
  • Advised Canada's Social Investment Organization on its submissions to government and assisted with its other research activities (2007-10)

Other

  • Member, Teaching and Learning Committee, Faculty of Law (2014- )
  • Member, Research Committee, Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies(2014- )
  • Research Integrity Officer, Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies (2015- )

Administrative expertise

Professor Richardson's significant experience in contributing to collegiate life within the university has been associated with his extensive record of university-based administrative roles, including academic program directing, committee chairing, academic standards setting and event organising. Among specific areas of responsibility, he has had considerable experience in student admissions decision-making, managing postgraduate programs in law, and participating in human research ethics approvals.

Teaching

Professor Richardson has 25 years experience as a teacher of environmental law and many other subjects. His teaching has covered most facets of domestic and international environmental law, including climate change law and marine law. His other teaching expertise includes Aboriginal legal issues, corporate social responsibility, legal philosophy and property law.

Teaching expertise

Professor Richardson's teaching and scholarship is diverse, including climate change law, socially responsible investment, corporate social responsibility, and Aboriginal legal issues. Global recognition of Professor Richardson's work includes earning the Research Excellence Prize of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment Academic Network (in 2010) and the Senior Scholar Prize of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (in 2012). His teaching has also been recognised, as co-recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Program Award in  international Education from the Canadian Bureau of International Education. His teaching initiatives include launching the Global Environmental and Resources Law Externship Program, the first such clinical education program offered in Canada.

Teaching responsibility

Research Appointments

  • 2014: Faculty of Law & the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies,University of Tasmania, Australia,  Professor of Environmental Law (2014-)
  • 2011-14: Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, Canada Professor, and Senior Canada Research Chair in Environmental Law and Sustainability (2011-14)
    Director, Centre for Law and the Environment
  • 2012-14: Associate, Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability
  • 2003-10: Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada

Research Invitations

  • 2013: Te Piringa - Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, New Zealand Visiting Professor (June – July 2013)
  • 2008: Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, Australia Parsons Visitor (May 2008)
  • 2001-02: Socrates Program, European Commission
  • Visiting Professor, Faculties of Law at the Universities of Stockholm (February 2001), Copenhagen (March 2001), Milan (October 2001) and Iceland (March 2002)

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Expertise

Environmental law including climate change law, biodiversity law, marine law. Major current research focuses on the relationship between time and environmental governance, of which a subset is research governance of past losses and eco-restoration. Other research expertise includes long-standing work on the legal dimensions of socially responsible investment (SRI) and corporate social responsibility (CSR). This research focuses on the legality of SRI, the capacity of SRI to be a means of governance in its own right, and how the legal system can facilitate SRI. The research on CSR considers how company law might be reoriented to improve the environmental practices of business corporations.

Awards

  • Senior Scholar Prize (joint winner), IUCN Academy of Environmental Law,  awarded at its 10th Annual Colloquium, University of Maryland, (1-5 July 2012)
  • 2012 Distinguished Visiting Researcher, University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law, Australia (April –May 2012)
  • Canada Research Chair (Senior, Tier 1), Government of Canada (2010)
  • Elected Member, Governing Board, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (2010-2012)
  • Co-chair, Research Committee, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (2007- 2009)
  • Award of Research Excellence (US$7,000), UN Principles for Responsible Investment Academic Network (2010)
  • Co-chair, Socially Responsible Investment Research Cluster, Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (2008 –)
  • Outstanding Program Award in International Education, Canadian Bureau of International Education (for the Intensive Program in Aboriginal Lands)
  • Resources & Governments, co-directed with Professor Shin Imai) (2007)
  • New Zealand Resource Management Law Association, Annual Award for Excellence in Resource Management, to the founding members of the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law (1999)
  • Postgraduate Priority Research Scholarship, Australian Government (1992-1995)
  • Nora Rose Memorial Prize, Politics Honours Program, Macquarie University (1990)

Collaboration

  • Australian Panel of Experts of Environmental Law (2014 – current)
  • Responsible Investing Initiative, Canada (2011 – 2015)
  • Sustainable Companies Group, hosted at the University of Oslo, and funded by the Norwegian Research Council (2010 – 2014)
  • UN Principles for Responsible Investment Academic Network (2010  current)
  • Research Committee, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (2007-2011; 2013 – current)
  • Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (2008 – 2014)
  • Natural Resources Law Knowledge Network, Canada (2008)
  • New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law (1998-1999)

Research Fields

  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law (180111)

Research Impact

  • Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards (960799)

Publications

Professor Richardson's published scholarship focuses on environmental law, with significant cognate work on aboriginal legal issues and business law (finance & corporate law). In particular, her has pioneered scholarly insights on the intersection between environmental law and the financial sector, especially the governance of socially responsible investing.

Among his edited and authored nine books, are Company Law and Sustainability (Cambridge University Press, 2015, with Beate Sjafjell), Socially Responsible Investment Law: Regulating the Unseen Polluters (Oxford University Press, 2008) and Fiduciary Law and Responsible Investing: In Nature's Trust (Routledge, 2013). They build on his research on economic tools for environmental law, reflected in the books Environmental Regulation through Financial Organisations (Kluwer, 2002) and the co-edited volume Environmental Justice & Market Mechanisms (Kluwer, 1999).

On climate change law, Professor Richardson edited Local Climate Change Law (Edward Elgar, 2012) and Climate Law in Developing Countries (Edward Elgar, 2009). He has also published on environmental law's impact on sustainability, notably co-editing / authoring Environmental Law for Sustainability (Hart Publishing, 1996, with Stepan Wood).

Aboriginal law is another of part of his diverse research interests, and her co-authored the report, Regional Agreements for Indigenous Lands and Cultures in Canada (ANU Press, 1995, with ben Boer and Donna Craig) and co-edited / authored the book Indigenous Peoples and the Law (Hart Publishing, 2009 with Shin Imai and Kent McNeil).

Total publications

170

Journal Article

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2016Butterly L, Richardson BJ, 'Indigenous peoples and saltwater / freshwater governance', Indigenous Law Bulletin, 8, (26) pp. 3-8. ISSN 1328-5475 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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2016Richardson BJ, 'Resourcing ecological restoration: the legal context for commercial initiatives', Restoration Ecology, 24, (5) pp. 686-691. ISSN 1061-2971 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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2016Richardson BJ, 'The emerging age of ecological restoration law', Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law, 25, (3) pp. 1-14. ISSN 2050-0386 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/reel.12165 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Richardson BJ, 'Fossil fuels divestment: is it lawful?', University of New South Wales Law Journal, 39, (4) pp. 1686-1714. ISSN 0313-0096 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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2016Richardson BJ, Baxter TI, 'Governance of Tasmania's private bushlands: artful ensemble or hodgepodge?', Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 33, (1) pp. 47-67. ISSN 0813-300X (2016) [Refereed Article]

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2016Richardson BJ, Butterly L, 'Lost in time: the missing temporality of environmental law', Australian Environment Review, 30, (8) pp. 182-186. ISSN 1035-137X (2016) [Refereed Article]

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2016Richardson BJ, Lefroy T, 'Restoration dialogues: improving the governance of ecological restoration', Restoration Ecology, 24, (5) pp. 668-673. ISSN 1526-100X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/rec.12391 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

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2016Richardson BJ, 'Universities unloading on fossil fuels: the legality of divesting', Carbon and Climate Law Review, 10, (1) pp. 62-74. ISSN 1864-9904 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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2015Richardson BJ, 'Reclaiming nature: eco-restoration of liminal spaces', Australian Journal of Environmental Law, 2 pp. 1-23. ISSN 2204-1613 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2015Richardson B, Butterly L, 'Temporalities of Environmental Governance: Insights from Australia's Marine Reserves Review', IUCN Academy of Environmental Law eJournal, 6 pp. 96-100. ISSN 1929-6088 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2015Richardson BJ, Peihani M, 'Universal Investors and Socially Responsible Finance: A Critique of a Premature Theory', Banking and Finance Law Review, 30 pp. 405-455. ISSN 0832-8722 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2014Richardson BJ, 'Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Law', Essential Readings in Environmental Law pp. 1-10. (2014) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2014Richardson BJ, 'Rewilding Tasmania's Lake Pedder: Past Loss as Nature's Lex Ferenda', University of Tasmania Law Review, 33, (2) pp. 194 - 221. ISSN 0082-2108 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2014Richardson BJ, 'The Evolving Marketscape of Climate Finance', Climate Law, 4, (1-2) pp. 94-106. ISSN 1878-6553 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1163/18786561-00402008 [eCite] [Details]

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2013Richardson BJ, 'Sovereign Wealth Funds and Socially Responsible Investing: An Emerging Public Fiduciary', Global Journal of Comparative Law, 2 pp. 125-162. ISSN 2211-9051 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2013Richardson BJ, 'Fiduciary Responsibility in Retail Funds: Clarifying the Prospects for SRI', Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, 3, (1) pp. 1-16. ISSN 2043-0795 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2013Richardson BJ, 'Socially responsible investing for sustainability: Overcoming its incomplete and conflicting rationales', Transnational Environmental Law, 2, (2) pp. 311-338. ISSN 2047-1025 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S2047102513000150 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

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2012Richardson BJ, 'Are Social Investors Influential?'', European Company Law, 9, (2) pp. 133-141. ISSN 1572-4999 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2012Richardson BJ, 'SRI and Extractive Industries', 2, (1) pp. 1-2. ISSN 2043-0795 (2012) [Edited Journal]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'Fiduciary Relationships for Socially Responsible Investing: A Multinational Perspective', American Business Law Journal, 48, (3) pp. 597-640. ISSN 0002-7766 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-1714.2011.01121.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2011Richardson BJ, 'Sovereign Wealth Funds and the Quest for Sustainability: Insights from Norway and New Zealand', Nordic Journal of Commercial Law, 2, (Fall) pp. 1-27. ISSN 1459-9686 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'A Damp Squib: Environmental Law from a Human Evolutionary Perspective', Law and Prosociality eJournal, 7, (3) pp. 2-43. (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'From Fiduciary Duties to Fiduciary Relationships for SRI: Responding to the Will of Beneficiaries', Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, 1 pp. 1-15. ISSN 2043-0795 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'An Improbable Union: Sustainability and Company Law', 8, (2/3) pp. 54-55. ISSN 1572-4999 (2011) [Edited Journal]

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2011Richardson BJ, Preu FJ, 'German Socially Responsible Investment: Barriers and Opportunities', German Law Journal: review of developments in German, European and International jurisprudence, 12, (3) pp. 865-900. ISSN 2071-8322 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Richardson BJ, Wood S, Tanner G, 'What Ever Happened to Canadian Environmental Law?', Ecology Law Quarterly, 37, (4) pp. 981-1040. ISSN 0046-1121 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 6

2010Richardson BJ, Cragg W, 'Being Virtuous and Prosperous: SRI's Conflicting Goals', Journal of Business Ethics, 92, (1) pp. 21-39. ISSN 0167-4544 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10551-010-0632-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10

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2009Richardson BJ, 'Can Socially Responsible Investment Provide a Means of Environmental Regulation', Monash University Law Review, 35, (2) pp. 262-295. ISSN 0311-3140 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2009Richardson BJ, 'Climate Finance and its Governance: Moving to a Low Carbon Economy through Socially Responsible Financing', International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 58, (3) pp. 597-626. ISSN 0020-5893 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0020589309001213 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 17

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2009Richardson BJ, Cragg W, 'Reforming Climate Finance through Investment Codes of Conduct', Wisconsin International Law Journal, 27, (3) pp. 481-512. ISSN 0743-7951 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2009Richardson BJ, 'Keeping Ethical Investment Ethical: Regulatory Issues for Investing for Sustainability', Journal of Business Ethics, 87, (4) pp. 555-572. ISSN 0167-4544 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2008Richardson BJ, 'Putting Ethics into Environmental Law: Fiduciary Duties for Ethical Investment', Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 46, (2) pp. 243-291. ISSN 0030-6185 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2007Richardson BJ, 'Protecting Indigenous Peoples through Socially Responsible Investment', Indigenous Law Journal, 6, (1) pp. 206-234. ISSN 1703-4566 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2007Richardson BJ, 'Do the Fiduciary Duties of Pension Funds Hinder Socially Responsible Investment?', Banking and Finance Law Review, 22, (2) pp. 145-201. ISSN 0832-8722 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2007Richardson BJ, 'Financing Sustainability: The New Transnational Governance of Socially Responsible Investment', Yearbook of International Environmental Law, 17 pp. 73-110. ISSN 0965-1721 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2006Richardson BJ, 'Greening the Financial Sector: Legal Reforms in the European Union', Yearbook of European Law, 7 pp. 159-203. ISSN 0263-3264 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2005Richardson BJ, 'The Equator Principles: The Voluntary Approach to Environmentally Sustainable Finance', European Environmental Law Review, 14, (11) pp. 280-290. ISSN 1879-3886 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2005Richardson BJ, 'Is East Asia Industrializing Too Quickly? Environmental Regulation in Its Special Economic Zones', UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal, 22, (1) pp. 150-244. ISSN 0884-0768 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2004Richardson BJ, 'Uneven Modernisation: Environmental Regulation in China's Special Economic Zones', Asia Pacific Law Review, 12, (2) pp. 115-142. ISSN 1019-2557 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2004Richardson BJ, 'Financing Environmental Change: A New Role for Canadian Environmental Law', McGill Law Journal, 49, (1) pp. 145-202. ISSN 0024-9041 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2004Richardson BJ, 'Climate Law and Economic Policy Instruments: A New Field of Environmental Law', Environmental Liability, 12, (1) pp. 1-14. ISSN 0966-2030 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2003Richardson BJ, 'Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law', Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 10, (3) pp. 1-32. ISSN 1023-263X (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2003Richardson BJ, Chanwai K, 'Taxing and Trading in Corporate Energy Activities: Pioneering UK Reforms to Address Climate Change', International Company and Commercial Law Review, 14 pp. 18-27. ISSN 0958-5214 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2003Richardson BJ, Chanwai K, 'The UK's Climate Change Levy: Is It Working?', Journal of Environmental Law, 15, (1) pp. 39-58. ISSN 0952-8873 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6

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2003Richardson BJ, 'Ethical Financing in Britain: A Neglected Prerequisite for Sustainability', Environmental Law Review, 5 pp. 109-133. ISSN 1740-5564 (2003) [Non Refereed Article]

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2002Richardson BJ, 'Enlisting Institutional Investors in Environmental Regulation: Some Comparative and Theoretical Perspectives', North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, 28, (2) pp. 247-356. ISSN 0743-1759 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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2002Richardson BJ, 'Pensions law reform and environmental policy: a new role for institutional investors', Journal of International Financial Markets: Law and Regulation, 5 pp. 159-169. (2002) [Refereed Article]

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2002Richardson BJ, 'Economic Instruments in UK Environmental Law Reform: Is the UK Government Sending the Right Signals'?', European Journal of Law Reform, 3, (4) pp. 427-449. ISSN 1387-2370 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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2002Richardson BJ, 'Mandating Environmental Liability Insurance', Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum, 12, (2) pp. 293-329. ISSN 1064-3958 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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2001Richardson BJ, 'Indigenous Peoples, International Law and Sustainability', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 11, (1) pp. 1-82. ISSN 0962-8797 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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2000Richardson BJ, 'Environmental Law in Postcolonial Societies: Straddling the Local - Global Institutional Spectrum', Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, 11, (1) pp. 1-82. ISSN 1050-0391 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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2000Richardson BJ, 'Financial institutions for sustainability', Environmental Liability, 8, (2) pp. 52-64. (2000) [Refereed Article]

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2000Richardson BJ, Palmer K, 'The Emerging Citizenship' Discourse in Environmental Law: A New Zealand Perspective', Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 17, (2) pp. 99-117. ISSN 0813-300X (2000) [Refereed Article]

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Book

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2015Sjafjell B, Richardson BJ, 'Company Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities', Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 356. ISBN 9781107043275 (2015) [Edited Book]

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2013Richardson BJ, 'Fiduciary Law and Responsible Investing: In Nature's Trust', Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 334. (2013) [Authored Research Book]

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2012Richardson BJ, 'Local Climate Change Law: Environmental Regulation in Cities and Other Localities', Edward Elgar Publishing, United Kingdom, pp. 401. ISBN 978 0 85793 747 6 (2012) [Edited Book]

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2009Richardson BJ, Imai S, McNeil K, 'Indigenous Peoples and the Law: Comparative and Critical Perspectives', Hart Publishing, United Kingdom, pp. 432. ISBN 978 0 85793 747 6 (2009) [Edited Book]

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2009Richardson BJ, Le Bouthillier Y, McLeod-Kilmurray H, Wood s, 'Climate Law and Developing Countries: Legal and Policy Challenges for the World Community', Edward Elgar Publishing, United Kingdom, pp. 424. ISBN 978 1 84844 226 9 (2009) [Edited Book]

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2008Richardson BJ, 'Socially Responsible Investment Law: Regulating the Unseen Polluters', Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 600. (2008) [Authored Research Book]

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2006Richardson BJ, Wood S, 'Environmental Law for Sustainability', Hart Publishing, United Kingdom, pp. 487. ISBN 9789041117359 (2006) [Edited Book]

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2002Richardson BJ, 'Environmental regulation through financial organisations : comparative perspectives on the industrialised nations', Kluwer Law International, London, pp. 407. ISBN 9789041117359 (2002) [Authored Research Book]

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1999Richardson BJ, Bosselmann K, 'Environmental Justice and Market Mechanisms: Key Challenges for Environmental Law and Policy', Kluwer Law, United Kingdom, pp. 354. (1999) [Edited Book]

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Chapter in Book

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2017Richardson BJ, 'Doing Time The Temporalities of Environmental Law', Environmental Law and Governance for the Anthropocene, Hart Publishing, Kotze, L (ed), Oxford, pp. 55-74. ISBN 9781509906567 (In Press) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016Richardson B, 'Local Authorities and Climate Change', Climate Change, Edward Elgar Publishing, DA Farber, M Peeters (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 80-91. ISBN 9781783477609 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016Richardson BJ, 'Governing Fiduciary Finance', Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment, Routledge, Hebb T, et al (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 650-666. ISBN 9780415624510 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Richardson BJ, 'International Environmental Law and Sovereign Wealth Funds', International Environmental Law: Perspectives from the Global South, Cambridge University Press, S Alam, S Atapattu, CG Gonzalez, and J Razzaque (ed), New York, pp. 356-379. ISBN 9781107055698 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Richardson BJ, Lee A, 'Social Investing without Legal Imprimatur: The Latent Possibilities for SWFs', Research Handbook on Sovereign Wealth Funds and International Investment Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, Bassan F (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 389-414. ISBN 978 1 78195 519 2 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Richardson BJ, 'Financial Markets and Socially Responsible Investing', Company Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities, Cambridge University Press, B Sjafjell and BJ Richardson (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 226-273. ISBN 9781107043275 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Sjafjell B, Richardson BJ, 'The Future of Company Law and Sustainability', Company Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities, Cambridge University Press, B Sjafjell and BJ Richardson (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 312-340. ISBN 9781107043275 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Richardson BJ, Sjafjell B, 'Capitalism, the Sustainability Crisis and the Limitations of Current Business Governance', Company Law and Sustainability: Legal Barriers and Opportunities, Cambridge University Press, B Sjafjell and BJ Richardson (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 1-34. ISBN 9781107043275 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2014Richardson BJ, 'To Govern and Be Governed: The Governance Dimensions of SRI's Influence', Socially Responsible Investment in the 21st Century: Does It Make a Difference for Society?, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, C Louche and T Hebb (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 249-274. ISBN 9781783504671 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Bakker N, Richardson BJ, 'Breaching the Maginot Line: the frailty of environmental law in Europe and North America', Environmental Law for a Sustainable Society, New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law, K Bosselmann, D Grinlinton and P Taylor (ed), New Zealand, pp. 51-64. ISBN 9780473086466 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2013Richardson BJ, Wood S, 'Socially Responsible Investing Through Voluntary Codes', Harnessing Foreign Investment for Environmental Protection: Incentives and Safeguards, Cambridge University Press, Pierre-Marie Dupuy and Jorge E. Vinuales (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 383-414. ISBN 9781107030770 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2012Richardson BJ, 'Local Climate Change Law', Local Climate Change Law: Environmental Regulation in Cities and Other Localities, Edward Elgar Publishing, Benjamin J. Richardson (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 3-28. ISBN 978 0 85793 747 6 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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2012Richardson BJ, 'Fiduciary and Other Legal Duties', Socially Responsible Finance and Investing, John Wiley & Sons, H. Kent Baker, John R. Nofsinger (ed), New York, pp. 69-87. ISBN 978-1-118-10009-7 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'Africa: From Object to Agent of Socially Responsible Investment', Natural Resource Investment And Africa's Development, Edward Elgar Publishing, Francis N. Botchway (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 247-290. ISBN 978 1 84844 679 3 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Richardson BJ, 'The Ties that Bind: Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Governance', Indigenous Peoples and the Law: Comparative and Critical Perspectives, Hart Publishing, BJ Richardson (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 337-370. ISBN 9781841137957 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Richardson BJ, 'Students as Stakeholders in Legal Education: Gaining Admission to Law School', Stakeholders in the Law School, Hart Publishing, Fiona Cownie (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 127-155. ISBN 9781841137216 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Richardson BJ, 'The Dyadic Character of US Indian Law', ndigenous Peoples and the Law: Comparative and Critical Perspectives, Hart Publishing, Benjamin J. Richardson, Shin Imai and Kent McNeil (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 51-79. ISBN 9781841137957 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Richardson BJ, Bouthillier Le Y, McLeod-Kilmurray H, Wood S, 'Introduction: Climate Law and Developing Countries', Local Climate Change Law: Environmental Regulation in Cities and Other Localities, Edward Elgar Publishing, Benjamin J. Richardson, Yves Le Bouthillier, Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, Stepan Wood (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 1-34. ISBN 9780857937476 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Richardson BJ, Imai S, McNeil K, 'Indigenous Peoples and the Law - Historical, Comparative and Contextual Issues', Indigenous Peoples and the Law: Comparative and Critical Perspectives, Hart Publishing, Benjamin J. Richardson, Shin Imai and Kent McNeil (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9781841137957 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Richardson BJ, 'Sustainable Finance: Environmental Law and Financial Institutions', Environmental Law for Sustainability, Hart Publishing, BJ Richardson and S Wood (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 309-340. ISBN 9781841135441 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Richardson BJ, Craig D, 'Indigenous Peoples, Law and the Environment', Environmental Law for Sustainability, Hart Publishing, Benjamin J. Richardson, Stepan Wood (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 195-226. ISBN 9781841135441 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Richardson BJ, Razzaque J, 'Public Participation in Environmental Decision-making', Environmental Law for Sustainability, Hart Publishing, BJ Richardson, S Wood (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 165-194. ISBN 9781841135441 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Richardson BJ, Wood S, 'Environmental Law for Sustainability', Environmental Law for Sustainability, Hart Publishing, Benjamin J. Richardson, Stepan Wood (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9781841135441 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

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2016Richardson BJ, 'Environmental Law in New Zealand', Otago Law Review, 14, (1) pp. 209-212. (2016) [Review Single Work]

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2016Richardson BJ, 'Banking on Climate Change', Transnational Environmental Law, 5, (1) pp. 207-209. ISSN 2047-1025 (2016) [Review Single Work]

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2015Richardson BJ, 'Human Rights and Public Finance: Budgets and the Promotion of Economic and Social Rights. By Aoife Nolan, Rory O'Connell and Colin Harvey', International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 64, (1) pp. 227-228. ISSN 0020-5893 (2015) [Review Single Work]

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2014Richardson BJ, 'Corporate Social Responsibility of Multinational Corporations in Developing Countries: Perspectives on Anti-Corruption', Banking and Finance Law Review, 29, (2) pp. 397-400. ISSN 0832-8722 (2014) [Review Single Work]

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2014Richardson BJ, 'EU Climate Change Policy', Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 14, (4) pp. 405-408. ISSN 1023-263X (2014) [Review Single Work]

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2014Richardson BJ, 'Emerging Forces in Environmental Governance', International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, 2, (1) pp. 73-79. (2014) [Review Single Work]

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2014Richardson BJ, 'Hard Choices, Soft Law: Voluntary Standards in Global Trade, Environment and Social Governance', Environmental Law Review, 8, (1) pp. 83-84. ISSN 1461-4529 (2014) [Review Single Work]

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2014Richardson BJ, 'Aboriginal Societies and the Common Law: A History of Sovereignty, Status and Self-Determination', Indigenous Law Journal, 4 pp. 241-51. ISSN 1703-4566 (2014) [Review Single Work]

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2014Richardson BJ, 'European Union Environmental Law: An Introduction to Key Selected Issues', Environmental Law Review, 7, (2) pp. 160-162. ISSN 1461-4529 (2014) [Review Single Work]

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2014Richardson BJ, 'Energy Security: Managing Risk in a Dynamic Legal and Regulatory Environment', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 14, (1) pp. 78-79. ISSN 0962-8797 (2014) [Review Single Work]

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2014Richardson BJ, 'Climate Change and Power. Economic Instruments for European Electricity', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 12, (2) pp. 216-217. ISSN 0962-8797 (2014) [Review Single Work]

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2014Richardson BJ, 'State Responsibility for Transboundary Air Pollution in International Law', The Modern Law Review, 65 pp. 632-634. ISSN 0026-7961 (2014) [Review Single Work]

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2014Richardson BJ, 'The Right to a Healthy Environment and the Environmental Rights Revolution', B C Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly, 179 pp. 241-243. ISSN 0005-2949 (2014) [Review Single Work]

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2013Richardson BJ, 'Indigenous Rights Entwined with Nature Conservation', IUCN Academy E-Journal of Environmental Law and Policy pp. 283-285. ISSN 1929-6088 (2013) [Review Single Work]

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2012Richardson BJ, 'Ethics and Socially Responsible Investment: A Philosophical Approach', Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 49, (2) pp. 381-387. ISSN 0030-6185 (2012) [Review Single Work]

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2012Richardson BJ, 'Law and Ecology: New Environmental Foundations', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 21, (2) pp. 154-155. ISSN 0962-8797 (2012) [Review Single Work]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'Regulating from Nowhere: Environmental Law and the Search for Objectivity', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 20, (2) pp. 218-219. ISSN 0962-8797 (2011) [Review Single Work]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'Climate Change and Displacement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives', Transnational Legal Theory, 1, (4) pp. 645-650. ISSN 2041-4005 (2011) [Review Single Work]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'For the Love of Animals: The Rise of the Animal Protection Movement', Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, 2, (1) pp. 126-30. ISSN 1759-7188 (2011) [Review Single Work]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'For the Love of Animals: The Rise of the Animal Protection Movement', Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, 2, (1) pp. 126-130. ISSN 1759-7188 (2011) [Review Single Work]

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2010Richardson BJ, 'Crucial Issues in Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol: Asia and the World', IUCN Academy E-Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, 1 ISSN 1929-6088 (2010) [Review Single Work]

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2010Richardson BJ, 'Carbon Markets: An International Business Guide', Carbon and Climate Law Review, 4 pp. 405-407. ISSN 1864-9904 (2010) [Review Single Work]

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2010Richardson BJ, 'Climate Finance: Regulatory and Funding Strategies for Climate Change and Global Development', Carbon and Climate Law Review, 1 pp. 116-117. (2010) [Review Single Work]

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2009Richardson BJ, 'Responsible Business: Self-Governance and Law in International Economic Transactions', Journal of Environmental Law, 4 pp. 405-407. ISSN 0952-8873 (2009) [Review Single Work]

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2009Richardson BJ, 'Sustainable Development in International and National Law', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 18, (1) pp. 105-107. ISSN 0962-8797 (2009) [Review Single Work]

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2008Richardson BJ, 'The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 17, (2) pp. 252-254. ISSN 0962-8797 (2008) [Review Single Work]

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2007Richardson BJ, 'An Introduction to the Law on Financial Investment', Journal of International Banking Law & Regulation, 1 pp. 67-68. ISSN 1742-6812 (2007) [Review Single Work]

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2007Richardson BJ, 'Governance for Sustainable Development: A Foundation for the Future', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 16, (1) pp. 108-109. ISSN 0962-8797 (2007) [Review Single Work]

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2007Richardson BJ, 'Responsible Investment', Banking and Finance Law Review, 22, (2) pp. 159-63. ISSN 0832-8722 (2007) [Review Single Work]

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2006Richardson BJ, 'The Law of Energy for Sustainable Development', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 15, (1) pp. 115-116. ISSN 0962-8797 (2006) [Review Single Work]

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2006Richardson BJ, 'Our Box was Full: An Ethnography for the Delgamuukw Plaintiffs', Journal of International Banking Law & Regulation, 1 pp. 67-68. ISSN 1742-6812 (2006) [Review Single Work]

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2005Richardson BJ, 'Eco-finance: The Legal Design and Regulation of Market-based Environmental Instruments', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 14, (3) pp. 303-304. (2005) [Review Single Work]

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2005Richardson BJ, 'Local Forest Management: The Impacts of Devolution Policies', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 14, (2) pp. 183-184. ISSN 0962-8797 (2005) [Review Single Work]

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2005Richardson BJ, 'African Environment and Development', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 14, (2) pp. 189-190. ISSN 0962-8797 (2005) [Review Single Work]

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2005Richardson BJ, 'Transboundary Damage in International Law', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 14, (1) pp. 85-87. ISSN 0962-8797 (2005) [Review Single Work]

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2005Richardson BJ, 'Environment and Statecraft. The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-making', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 14, (1) pp. 79-80. ISSN 0962-8797 (2005) [Review Single Work]

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2005Richardson BJ, 'The Economic Dynamics of Environmental Law', Journal of Environmental Law, 15, (3) pp. 422-425. ISSN 0952-8873 (2005) [Review Single Work]

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2004Richardson BJ, 'Unnatural Law: Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy', Journal of Environmental Law and Practice, 13, (2) pp. 289-92. ISSN 1181-7534 (2004) [Review Single Work]

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2003Richardson BJ, 'Indigenous Peoples and Governance Structures', York University * Osgoode Hall Law School, 41, (4) pp. 728-734. ISSN 0030-6185 (2003) [Review Single Work]

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2003Richardson BJ, 'The Economic Dynamics of Environmental Law', Journal of Environmental Law, 41, (4) pp. 728-734. ISSN 0952-8873 (2003) [Review Single Work]

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2002Richardson BJ, 'International Institutions: An International Organization Reader', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 11, (1) pp. 109-110. ISSN 0962-8797 (2002) [Review Single Work]

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2002Richardson BJ, 'Environmental Law and Regulation', Environmental Law Review, 4, (1) pp. 76-77. ISSN 1461-4529 (2002) [Review Single Work]

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2002Richardson BJ, 'Multilateral Development Banking', Journal of Environmental Law, 14, (1) pp. 125-127. ISSN 0952-8873 (2002) [Review Single Work]

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2001Richardson BJ, 'The Governance of Corporate Groups', Journal of Environmental Law, 13, (3) pp. 421-423. ISSN 0952-8873 (2001) [Review Single Work]

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2001Richardson BJ, 'ISO 14001: Case Studies and Practical Experiences', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 10, (2) pp. 256-257. ISSN 0962-8797 (2001) [Review Single Work]

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2001Richardson BJ, 'Globalism, Localism and Identity: Fresh Perspectives on the Transition to Sustainability', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 10, (2) pp. 251-252. ISSN 0962-8797 (2001) [Review Single Work]

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2001Richardson BJ, 'Environmental Law, the Economy, and Sustainable Development', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 14, (2) pp. 154-157. ISSN 0962-8797 (2001) [Review Single Work]

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2000Richardson BJ, 'International Environmental Law in the Asia Pacific', International Company and Commercial Law Review, 3 pp. 120. ISSN 0958-5214 (2000) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

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2014Richardson BJ, 'Human Rights Responsibilities of Fiduciary Investors', Shareholders Association for Research and Education (SHARE), 21st Feb 2014, Vancouver, pp. 1. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Richardson BJ, 'A Tour de Force or Damp Squib? Socially Responsible Investment in Australia', School of Accounting & Corporate Governance Seminar, 13th August, University of Tasmania, Hobart (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2014Richardson BJ, 'Reforming Finance Capitalism for Sustainability', Sixth Annual PRI Academic Network Conference, 13th-15th November, Paris (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2013Richardson BJ, 'Reforming Finance Capitalism for Sustainability', Reforming Finance Capitalism for Sustainability, 5-6th December, Oslo, pp. 1. (2013) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2013Richardson BJ, 'Fiduciary Responsibility in Retail Funds: Clarifying the Prospects for SRI', Responsible Investing Initiative, 9th October 2013, Online, pp. 1. (2013) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2013Richardson BJ, 'Timescapes of Sustainability: Investing like Gardeners', It's Time: The Temporal Dimensions of Responsible Investing, 20-21 June, Vancouver (2013) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2013Richardson BJ, 'Sustainable University Endowments', UBC New Economy Summit, 4-5 April, Vancouver (2013) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2013Richardson BJ, 'Investing in Nature's Trust: environmental governance of the financial economy', Kirby Seminar, University of New England School of Law, 20 February 2013, Armidale (2013) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Richardson BJ, 'University Investors and Fiduciary Responsibility', University of Victoria Working Group on Responsible Investments, 6 November, Victoria (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Richardson BJ, 'Ethical Investing and Governance of the Financial Economy', University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Law School: Annual Lawyers and Ethics Eminent Speaker Lecture, 3rd May, Sydney (2012) [Keynote Presentation]

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2012Richardson BJ, 'Should Environmentalists Pay Attention to the Financial Economy', UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, 4-5th October, Vancouver (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Richardson BJ, 'Fiduciary Responsibility in Retail Funds: The Prospects for SRI', The Financial Sector and Sustainable Development Workshop, 4-5 October, Waterloo (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Richardson BJ, 'Five Follies of Fiduciary Finance Law Our Understanding of It, That Is', UN Principles of Responsible Investment Academic Conference, 1-3 October, York University, Toronto (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Richardson BJ, 'A Damp Squib: Environmental Law's Limits in a Human Evolutionary Context', Institute for Sustainable Futures, 30th April, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Richardson BJ, 'The Financial Economy: A New Frontier for Environmental Law?', Lewis & Clark School of Law, 19th March, Portland, United States (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Richardson BJ, 'Right to Develop - Right to Pollute?', UBC International Development Week, 8th February, University of British Columbia (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'Can Canadian Institutional Investors be a Muse for Corporate Social Responsibility?', CSR in the Pacific Rim Conference,Canadian Business Ethics Research Network and the University of British Columbia, 14-15th April, Vancouver (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'Small Ain't Always Beautiful: Local Government as a Stakeholder in International Climate Law', Local Climate Change Law Workshop, 22-23 October, University of British Columbia (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'Can Financial Markets Promote Sustainable Companies?', Towards Sustainable Companies: Identifying New Avenues, 29-30th August, University of Oslo (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'Unmasking Environmental Law's Tutankhamun', Trade, Corporations and Natural Resources Conference, 30th June, University of the West of England, Bristol (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'Canadian Universities and the Law of Responsible Investing', Coalition of Universities for Responsible Investing Symposium, 21st June, Victoria, British Columbia (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'Sustainable Finance: A Maelstrom or Measured Mutation?', Navigating the Green Economy Conference,, 23-24th May, London School of Economics, London (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'Socially Responsible Investment', Protecting the Environment in the XXI Century: The Role of the Private Sector', International Symposium, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, 20-21st May, Geneva (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'Voluntary Codes of Conduct for Responsible Financing and their Impact on Extractive Industries', Socially Responsible Investment and Canadian Extractive Industries Symposium, 10-11th September, University of British Columbia (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'Sustainability and Money Balance', Sustainability and Greenization Initiatives Seminar, Institute for Resources Environment & Sustainability, 9th March, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'Sustainable Development: What Role for Corporate and Financial Law?', Renewing Environmental Law: A Conference for Public Interest Environmental Law Practitioners, 3-4th February, Vancouver (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Richardson BJ, 'The Fiduciary Duty of Investors to Integrate ESG Issues into Investment Processes', Webinar, PRI Academic Network, 10th January, online (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Richardson BJ, 'Socially Responsible Investment as a Means of Improving Corporate Behaviour, with Particular Regard to Climate Change Issues', Sustainable Companies Workshop, 28th November - 3rd December, University of Oslo, Norway (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Richardson BJ, 'Socially Responsible Investing and Fiduciary Law: Democratizing Governance of Investment Institutions', Responsive Regulation in Theory and Practice Workshop, 30 September - 1 October, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Richardson BJ, 'The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Limits of Law', Faculty of Law Seminar, 12th August, University of Tasmania, Hobart (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Richardson BJ, Tanner G, 'Canadian Company Law and Corporate Environmental Responsibility', Sustainable Companies Workshop, 28th November - 3rd December, University of Oslo, Norway (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Other Public Output

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2017Richardson B, 'Ecological Literacy and Restoration', Environmental Law blog, Tilburg University, Netherlands, 08 February (2017) [Magazine Article]

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2016Richardson BJ, Lefroy T, 'We Quibble over 'Lawfare', But the Law is Not Protecting Species Properly Anyway', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Lefroy T, Richardson B, 'We Quibble over 'Lawfare', But the Law is Not Protecting Species Properly Anyway', The Coversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 12 November (2015) [Magazine Article]

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2015Richardson B, Baxter T, Browne R, 'Talking Point: Courting Disaster for Our Planet', The Mercury, Faifax Media, Australia, 17 September (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Richardson BJ, Butterfly L, 'Marine Park Review Looks Set to Repeat Past Mistakes', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Trust, online, p. 1. (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2012Bakker N, Richardson BJ, 'Breaching the Maginot Line: The Frailty of Environmental Law in Europe and North America', University of Oslo Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series, 34 (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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Grants & Funding

Professor Richardson's academic career has been facilitated by generous research funding over many years. Prior to joining UTAS, he was awarded in Canada three SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) personal grants, which are equivalent to the Australian Research Council's Discovery Grants: C$110,146 (2014), C$97,827 (2009) and C$94,679 (2005). This research funding has been directed to work on socially responsible investment governance.

In 2010, he was awarded from the same body a C$1.4 million Canada Research Chair in the area of environmental law. Also, Professor Richardson has been a participant in some major collaborative grants: Kr 5.8 million from the Research Council of Norway and C$2.1 million from SSHRC for the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network and a further C$1 million from SSHRC for the Responsible Investing Initiative.

He has also raised several grants for organising conferences and related outreach activities, including C$40,000 from Canadian donors and NZ$44,000 from the New Zealand Law Foundation. Professor Richardson has also had success raising funding for teaching initiatives, including approximately C$25,000 to launch the Global Environmental and Resources Law Externship Program.

This year Professor Richardson has been awarded two internal grants:

  • University of Tasmania Institute of Teaching & Learning, to develop new interdisciplinary course on 'Indigenous Peoples of the World'. A$50,000
  • University of Tasmania, crossdisciplinary incentive grant, for a pilot project on eco-restoration science and governance. A$6,866

Funding Summary

Number of grants

22

Total funding

$9,728,147

Projects

Wave to Plate: establishing a market for Tasmanian aboriginal cultural fisheries (2016 - 2018)$255,195
Description
The project looks at the application of a terrestrial cultural business model to the marine environment and evaluates opportunities for indigenous engagement in marine activities. The project also develops indigenous research capactity.
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($255,195)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Frusher SD; Haward MG; Denny B; Sayer M; Richardson BJ; Lee E
Period
2016 - 2018
Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART) (2016 - 2019)$3,872,883
Description
A four year research program funded by the European Commission, and coordinated by the University of Oslo, to investigate how to achieve the European Unions and the United Nations sustainable development goals through private enterprise and markets governance
Funding
European Commission ($3,872,883)
Scheme
Grant-Horizon 2020
Administered By
University of Oslo
Research Team
Sjafjell B; Ruohonen T; Lambooy T; Buhmann K; Munoz-Torres M; Faracik B; Oteng-Ababio M; Radwan A; Novitz L; Johnston A; Zamboni M; Richardson BJ; Surya D; Garf Ulfbeck V; Schoenbaum T; Nilsen H; Wei S; Taylor M; Knuutinen R; Du Plessis J; Cuccu F; Quentin D; Lynch-Fannon I; Mazur J; Szabo D; Nabi Khan A
Period
2016 - 2019
Environmental Restoration: Linking Science and Governance (2015)$6,866
Description
A workshop and accompanying research paper that examines eco-restoration in Australia and the development of more scientifically-informed governance and policy.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,866)
Scheme
Grant-Cross-Disciplinary Incentive
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Richardson BJ; Jones ME; Vince JZ
Year
2015
Global Environmental and Resources Law Externship Program (2013)$14,378
Funding
University of British Columbia ($14,378)
Scheme
Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund
Administered By
University of British Columbia Faculty of Law
Research Team
Richardson BJ
Year
2013
Global Environmental and Resources Law Externship Program (2013)$9,682
Funding
University of British Columbia Faculty of Law ($9,682)
Scheme
Franklin Lew Innovation Fund
Administered By
University of British Columbia Faculty of Law
Research Team
Richardson BJ
Year
2013
Canadian Universal Investors and Green Finance (2012 - 2013)$7,665
Funding
Sustainable Prosperity ($7,665)
Scheme
Research Grant
Administered By
University of British Columbia
Research Team
Richardson BJ; Maziar P
Period
2012 - 2013
Local Climate Change Law (2011)$18,562
Funding
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($18,562)
Scheme
Workshop Grant
Administered By
University of British Columbia
Research Team
Richardson BJ
Year
2011
Responsible Investing Initiative (2011 - 2015)$979,623
Funding
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($979,623)
Scheme
Community University Research Alliance
Administered By
Carleton University
Research Team
Richardson BJ; Hebb T; Clarke G; Hawley J; Phillips S; Weber O
Period
2011 - 2015
Canada Research Chair in Environmental Law and Sustainability (2011 - 2014)$714,000
Funding
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($714,000)
Scheme
Canada Research Chairs Program
Administered By
University of British Columbia
Research Team
Richardson BJ
Period
2011 - 2014
Sustainable Companies - how to make companies contribute effectively to mitigation of climate change (2010 - 2013)$1,120,340
Funding
Norwegian Research Council ($1,120,340)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Oslo
Research Team
Sjafjell B; Richardson BJ; Buhmann K; Clarke B; Deipenbrock G; Johnston A; Lambooy T; Majonen J
Period
2010 - 2013
Fiduciary Finance and Sustainable Development (2009 - 2012)$113,871
Funding
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($113,871)
Scheme
Standard Research Grant
Administered By
York University
Research Team
Richardson BJ
Period
2009 - 2012
Socially and Environmentally Responsible Development in a Rapidly Evolving Canadian and Circumpolar North (2009 - 2010)$23,280
Funding
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($23,280)
Scheme
Community University Research Alliance
Administered By
York University
Research Team
Cragg W; Richardson BJ; Bradshaw B; Haig-Brown C; Klinck R; Siebenmorgan P
Period
2009 - 2010
Developing Communication Tools for Socially Responsible Development in the Rapidly Evolving Canadian North (2009 - 2010)$87,300
Funding
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($87,300)
Scheme
Public Outreach Grant
Administered By
York University
Research Team
Cragg W; Richardson BJ; Bradshaw B; Haig-Brown C; Klinck R; Siebenmorgan P
Period
2009 - 2010
Natural Resources Law Knowledge Network (2008)$5,735
Funding
Natural Resources Canada (Government of Canada) ($5,735)
Scheme
Seed Grant
Administered By
IUCN Academy of Environmental Law
Research Team
Richardson BJ; Wood S; Benidickson J
Year
2008
Conference on Climate Law and Developing Countries (2008)$11,471
Funding
International Development Research Centre (Canada) ($11,471)
Scheme
Conference Grant
Administered By
IUCN Academy of Environmental Law
Research Team
Richardson BJ; Bouthiliier YL; Benidickson J
Year
2008
Conference on Climate Law and Developing Countries (2008)$28,679
Funding
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($28,679)
Scheme
Conference Grant
Administered By
IUCN Academy of Environmental Law
Research Team
Richardson BJ; Bouthiliier YL
Year
2008
Conference on Climate Law and Developing Countries (2008)$32,121
Funding
Canadian International Development Agency ($32,121)
Scheme
Conference Grant
Administered By
IUCN Academy of Environmental Law
Research Team
Richardson BJ; Bouthiliier YL
Year
2008
Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (CBERN) (2007 - 2011)$2,286,087
Funding
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($2,286,087)
Scheme
Strategic Knowledge Cluster Grant
Administered By
York University
Research Team
Richardson BJ; Cragg W; Brooks L; Webb K; Sampford C
Period
2007 - 2011
National Aboriginal Law Moot (2006)$12,551
Funding
Canada Department of Justice ($12,551)
Scheme
Educational Grant
Administered By
York University
Research Team
Richardson BJ
Year
2006
Socially Responsible Investment Law (2005 - 2007)$88,998
Funding
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($88,998)
Scheme
Standard Research Grant
Administered By
York University
Research Team
Richardson BJ
Period
2005 - 2007
New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law (1998)$12,460
Funding
New Zealand Law Foundation ($12,460)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Auckland University
Research Team
Richardson BJ; Bosselmann K; Palmer K; Grinlinton D
Year
1998
Environmental Justice and Market Mechanisms conference (1997)$26,400
Funding
New Zealand Law Foundation ($26,400)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Auckland University
Research Team
Richardson BJ; Bosselmann K; Palmer K; Grinlinton D
Year
1997

Research Supervision

Professor Richardson has many years of experience supervising Master and PhD students in an exceptionally wide variety of subjects. These include all dimensions of environmental law, as well as aspects of Aboriginal law, international law, business law, and refugee and human rights law. For instance, his current PhD supervisions include two Canadian students from the University of British Columbia who are researching corporate social responsibility and transnational peace parks.

Professor Richardson is also often asked to participate as an examiner of graduate theses completed at other universities in Australia and abroad. He particularly welcomes opportunities to supervise research legal issues relating to socially responsible investment, eco-restoration, and the role of 'time' in environmental decision-making.

Current

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Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDDesign and Implementation of Statutory Objectives for Environment Protection: A case study of the Tasmanian RMPS2015
PhDParticipation of Indigenous Peoples in Public Marine Governance: Australia, Canada and New Zealand2016
PhDUncertainties and Complexities in Corporate Governance: An analysis of regular and irregular participation of employees2016