The discussion paper Corporate Social Responsibility by Joint Agreement has been nominated in the Concerted Practices category. A book chapter, Green antitrust: friendly fire in the fight against climate change, is in the running in the General Antitrust category. Readers can also vote for the articles on the Concurrences website until 25 March.
Undermines CSR efforts
Their key contribution to a lively debate on Competition Policy and the Green Deal is that collaboration amongst competitors risks reducing their CSR efforts. This runs counter to green antitrust policy proposals to relax the cartel prohibition as long as competitors promise to promote sustainability. This is the viewpoint currently advocated by legal scholars and the Dutch competition authority.