• 14th Annual Research Conference - Bocconi University

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13th Annual ARCS Research Conference

June 2124, 2021
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13th Annual Ivey/ARCS PhD Sustainability Academy

November 1215, 2020
London, Ontario, Canada • Hosted by the Ivey Business School at Western University

12th Annual ARCS Research Conference (Canceled)

June 1012, 2020
Milan, Italy • Hosted by Bocconi University

Why Activist Hedge Funds Target Socially Responsible Firms, and How Executives and Investors Can Counteract Them

Danone’s CEO had to leave his position under the pressure of increasingly powerful and influential activist hedge funds. With their controversial tactics aimed at maximizing shareholder profit, they undermine sustainability practices, which they consider wasteful. Indeed, not only do they tend to suppress the corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities of the companies they target, they…

Let us be the change

Judging from the lofty mission statements of many business schools, educational curricula and research portfolios are geared towards advancing the greater societal good. The number and prominence of business schools that presently declare their dedication to advancing societal welfare hold great promise. In their lockstep, major accreditation bodies such as AACSB increasingly count societal relevance…


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