'Corporate behaviour, compliance and the environment: A Latin American perspective' [provisional]
Professor Veerle Heyvaert and Dr Richard Martin
Business and Human Rights, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Behaviour, Corporate Social Responsibility, ESG, Environmental Law, Corporate Criminology, Green Criminology, Organisational Psychology
Daniela Arantes Prata is a PhD candidate in Law at LSE. Her current research investigates the motivations that drive a company to be compliant (or not) with environmental and human rights laws and standards. The aim of her research is to understand (i) what corporate behaviour is, and what is its relationship with corporate compliance; and (ii) how legal requirements and other external pressures influence corporate behaviour, with a special focus on Latin America.
Prior to joining LSE, Daniela has conducted extensive research into environmental legal frameworks and legal mechanisms of response to environmental disasters in Brazil from a multi-disciplinary perspective, specifically studying the Samarco case, related to the Fundão Dam Collapse, which occurred in Mariana, Minas Gerais, in November 2015. She has published about the case on several occasions, including a book entitled (in Portuguese) “Corporate crime and environmental victimisation: analysis of the Samarco case”. Daniela has also previously acted on behalf of victims of business-related environmental and human rights abuses in transnational civil liability litigation before UK courts.
Daniela holds an LLM (First Class Honours) from University of Cambridge, King’s College, a Master’s in Criminal Compliance from University Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), and LLB from University of São Paulo (FDRP-USP), Brazil, where she has also been admitted to the Bar (OAB).
Affiliations / Memberships
Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
University of São Paulo (USP) Business & Human Rights Working Group
University of São Paulo (USP) Business Ethics & Corporate Crime Research
International Association of Penal Law (AIDP), Young Penalists, Brazilian Group
Awards / Scholarships
LSE Department of Law Studentship (2021-2025)
Cambridge Trust Scholarship (2020-2021)
Excellence Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement at University of São Paulo (2019)
University of São Paulo Unified Research Scholarship (2017- 2018)
Santander Ibero-American Exchange Scholarship Programme (2017)