BTF5001 - Business Regulation and Compliance

The Business Regulation and Compliance unit introduces students to various regulatory concepts and theories and examines standard setting and enforcement mechanisms aimed at ensuring business compliance with those standards. These include legal standards, but also ‘softer’ standards and expectations with respect to responsible and sustainable business conduct. We look at traditional forms of state-based regulation and the roles of public regulators alongside the roles and regulatory capacities of other actors including NGOs and lead firms. Students are encouraged to consider the most effective ways of ensuring that business meets legally-prescribed standards and stakeholder expectations, including standards on environmental protection and labour and human rights.