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11th Annual ARCS Research Conference at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

  The 11th Annual ARCS Research Conference was hosted June 5-7, 2019 by the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The conference chair was Olga Hawn, Sustainability Distinguished Scholar and Faculty Director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise.  With 84 participants, including faculty and…

ARCS Focused Workshop Pilot Leads to Special Issue from Organization and Environment

One of the outcomes of the 2019 ARCS Focused Workshop Pilot was the Special Issue on "The Role of the Corporation in Sustainability Transitions" from Organization and Environment. The state of the planet calls for large-scale sustainability transitions involving systemic adoption of markedly better environmental and social practices. The objective…

Voluntary Versus Mandatory Corporate Responsibility

GlobalSystemChange.com  System change will soon become the dominant issue in the corporate responsibility field and $23 trillion Sustainable/Responsible Investing (SRI) market. Flawed economic and political systems compel all companies to degrade the environment and society. These systems are the root causes of the major environmental, social and economic problems addressed by the UN Sustainable Development…

Thinking ahead: AI and automating corporate ethics

The digital revolution has brought in a new dimension to the challenge of ensuring responsible behaviour The issue of corporate ethics is never far from the business media headlines. Take the troubles embroiling former Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn, or the accounting problems at Patisserie Valerie in the UK, to name just two recent examples. Despite…


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