9 January 2024

Sustainability Agreements and Competition Law

Sustainability and carbon neutrality have become one of the world’s foremost priorities. As a result, companies may potentially employ sustainability agreements with their competitors. However, these agreements may fall afoul of competition law. In July 2023 and October 2023 respectively, the European Commission and the UK Competition and Markets Authority released guidelines to differentiate between sustainability agreements that are anticompetitive, and those which are permissible. 

In the latest Oxford Undergraduate Law Podcast, RBB’s Benoît Durand speaks about the potential intersections between competition law and sustainability agreements, and the tension between maintaining a healthy competitive market and enabling the cooperation necessary to advance global goals.

Listen to the podcast here.

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