This is a list of books we like, some of which we have read ourselves and some which come highly recommended by others. They cover Business and Human Rights, ESG, Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, and similar-themed topics. Where possible, we have provided links with further information and where they may be purchased. These are not book endorsements but recommended reading for those who have or want to build expertise in these areas.
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The list is alive, so come back and have a look at it every now and then. The list is not chronological nor alphabetical, but with the latest additions at the top so you can follow it should you decide to revisit it.
Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, Third Edition, edited by Michael B Gerrard, Jody Freeman, and Michael Burger, January 2023, Book Link
Business, Human Rights and the Environment: The Evolving Agenda, by Chiara Macchi, April 2022, Book Link
Sustainability Essentials: A Leadership Guide for Lawyers, by John C Dernbach, Matthew Bogoshian, and Irma S Russell, December 2022, American Bar Association, Book Link
Litigating the Climate Emergency: How Human Rights, Courts, and Legal Mobilization Can Bolster Climate Action, edited by César Rodríguez-Garavito, November 2022, Book Link
Women and International Human Rights in Modern Times: A Contemporary Casebook, Rosa Celorio, August 2022, Book Link
Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More than They Take, Paul Polman, 5 October 2021, Book Link
Incorporating Rights: Strategies to Advance Corporate Accountability, Erica George, 30 November 2021, Amazon Link
The Cambridge Companion to Business and Human Rights Law, edited by Illias Bantekas, Michael Ashley Stein, 9 September 2021. Amazon Link
Building the Sustainable Law Firm: Developing an ESG Strategy, Robert van Beemen, 30 June 2022. Amazon Link
Business and Human Rights: From Principles to Practice, edited by Dorothee Baumann-Pauly, Justine Nolan, 3 May 2016. Link to Taylor Francis Group
The Governance Gap: Extractive Industries, Human Rights, and the Home State Advantage, Penelope Simons and Audrey Macklin, 7 July 2014. Link to Taylor Francis Group
Strategic Human Rights Litigation: Understanding and Maximising Impact, Helen Duffy, 6 September 2018. Amazon Link