British Columbia

Carol Liao

Professor of Law and Director, Centre for Business Law, Peter A. Allard School of Law

Dr. Carol Liao is an Associate Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law and Director of the Centre for Business Law. She is also the UBC Sauder Distinguished Scholar of the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, UBC Sauder School of Business. An award-winning teacher and widely published scholar, Dr. Liao is the co-author of Business Organizations: Practice, Theory, and Emerging Challenges, and is a contributing author to a number of ground-breaking new books in corporate sustainability: The Cambridge Handbook for Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, and Sustainability; The Cambridge Handbook for Social Enterprise Law; and Creating Corporate Sustainability: Gender as an Agent for Change. Dr. Liao is a past Bertram Scholar of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a former senior associate in the New York Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Shearman & Sterling LLP, a global law firm. She is a steering committee member of the Themis International Network of Female Business Scholars, and is currently co-editing a collection on sustainable business models with Dr. Beate Sjåfjell of the University of Oslo and Dr. Aikaterini Argyrou of Utrecht University. She has delivered over 100 talks around the world on business law and corporate sustainability, and her work has been cited in multiple media outlets including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Bloomberg, Financial Post, The Tyee, and Director Journal. She is the recipient of the 2021 Influential Women in Business Award.

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