Due Diligence and Social Responsibility: National perspectives


The notion of due diligence is increasingly recognized as the foundation of the social responsibility of organizations. It is an integral part of many international normative frameworks (UN, OECD, EU…) and gradually seems to integrate national laws assuming different legal forms. 

The first roundtable of the Working Group on “Law, Development and Social Responsibility” was committed to the analysis of the adoption (or not) of this particular notion by national legal systems. . Based on the pioneering French experience on the "Corporate Duty of Vigilance" Law and opening up to other national practices, this roundtable scrutinized the progress and the challenges experienced by different (socio-political, economic, and cultural) contexts and their particular legal practices.

Kathia Martin-Chenut

Sorbonne’s Legal and Philosophical Sciences Institute ISJPS/CNRS and University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

EDH, France

Law and legal implementation of the corporate duty of vigilance in France

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Legal forms of due diligence: national perspectives

Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico


Camila Villard Duran

Faculty of Law, University of São Paulo USP and Global Economic Governance Programme, University of Oxford

Harold Epineuse

Amicus Curiae


Event Type: Webinar

Date: Friday March 26, 2021

Venue/Location: Virtual

Contact: globalforumljd@worldbank.org