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The Pros and Cons of Sustainability Considerations

The theme of the Pros and Cons 2022 conference was the Pros and Cons of Sustainability Considerations. Researchers and experts shared their perspectives on the topic.

Contributors: Julian Nowag, Nicole Kar, Nadine Watson, Max Engels, Karl Lundvall, Maarten Pieter Schinkel, Edith Loozen, Martijn Snoep, Roman Inderst, Dirk Middelschulte och Margarida Matos Rosa.

Topics and summary of the conference

Welcome address by Rikard Jermsten, Director-General, Swedish Competition Authority

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Is there a sustainability gap in the competition policy toolbox?

Olivier Guersent, Director General, European Commission, Directorate-General for Competition

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What is the business case for green? What is the appropriate role for competition policy?

Margarida Matos Rosa, President of the Portuguese Competition Authority
Dirk Middelschulte, Global General Counsel Competition, Unilever
Maarten Pieter Schinkel, Professor of Economics at the University of Amsterdam

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New emphasis on green in the daily enforcement work – what are the main challenges?

Martijn Snoep, Chairman of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets
Edith Loozen, Research Associate at the University of Amsterdam
Nicole Kar, Lawyer, Global Practice Head, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group, Linklaters LLP

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Quantification and balancing of sustainability harms and benefits in competition law – can it meet the economic and legal standard of proof?

Roman Inderst, Professor of Economics and Finance at the Goethe University Frankfurt
Nadine Watson, Senior Vice President, Compass Lexecon
Max Engels, Deputy Chief Economist, Bundeskartellamt
Simon Holmes, Judge, UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, Visiting Professor, Oxford University

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