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S&O ARCS Report on Sustainability Research

Accelerating Researcher-Practitioner Collaborations

Tackling societal challenges, including climate change and social inequality, requires the proactive engagement and leadership of business and academic communities. In particular, collaboration between researchers and practitioners are much needed to address sustainability issues at global scale.

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The selected research projects included in this report were presented at the workshop in Paris, at the Collège des Bernardins, in October 2019. Tailored to the needs of practitioners, they showcase rigorous sustainability research collaborations. 

I.    Financing Sustainability

“Beyond “One Size Fits All”- Organizing Effective Coalitions for Collaborative Shareholder Engagement on Sustainability Issues” by Jean-Pascal Gond (Cass Business School), Rieneke Slager (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen), Santi Furnari (Cass Business School) & Kevin Chuah (London Business School)

II.    Governance for Sustainability & Organizational Design for Sustainability    

“Cross-Sector Collaboration as a Vehicle for Corporate Sustainability: Evidence from Climate Change Projects” by Jonathan Doh (Villanova School of Business), Peter Tashman (Robert J. Manning School of Business) & Mirko Benischke (Rotterdam School of Management) 

III.    Communication of Sustainability    

“Communication of Sustainability” by Magali Delmas (UCLA) & Yvonne Yock (UCLA)

IV.    Sustainability and Employee Motivation    

“Exploring the Link between Corporate Social Responsibility and Employees” by Salma Nassar (University of Chicago Booth School of Business), Christina Hachikian (University of Chicago Booth School of Business), Ally Batty (University of Chicago Booth School of Business) and Hazem Salem (York College of Pennsylvania)

V.    Circular Economy

“The Circular Economy: Motivating Recycling Behavior for a More Effective System” by Emma Barnosky (UCLA), Magali Delmas (UCLA) & Marieke Huysentruyt (HEC Paris)

VI.    Best Practices: Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships 

“Mapping Researcher–Practitioner Practices for a Circular Economy” by Manon Boiteux (Institut EDDEC) & Emmanuel Raufflet (HEC Montréal)

VII.    Collaborations in Practice: B Corps in the Context of Barcelona    

“Governance Models for Sustainability” by Eduardo Ordonez-Ponce (Athabasca University) & Veronica Devenin (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Business School)


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