CLEVER Researchers Laila Berning and Metodi Sotirov (University of Freiburg) published the paper “Hardening corporate accountability in commodity supply chains under the European Union Deforestation Regulation” in the Wiley Regulation & Governance journal.
They analyze the EU Deforestation Regulation by drawing on accountability scholarship and institutionalist theories of regulation. The results show that the Regulation aims to enhance corporate accountability mechanisms through mostly state-based hard regulation of commodity supply chains, reducing the role of market incentives and private regulation.
Read the paper here: https://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12540
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