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Role of the Corporation in Sustainability Transition

June 2629, 2016
In 2016, a small workshop of Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) leaders gathered, with the generous support of the Borchard Foundation, to do a deep dive into sustainability transitions.

Management Science—Special Issue on Business and Climate Change Launched

Led by a group that includes ARCS Board Members Glen Dowell and Mike Toffel, Management Science is hoping to lead the charge in addressing the gap in research on climate change and the risks and opportunities it poses for corporations. To submit a manuscript, please view the call here.

Thomas Lyon and Eric Orts Speak with Knowledge@Warton

ARCS President Thomas Lyon and ARCS Board Member Eric Orts discuss Corporate Political Responsibility on Knowledge@Warton. Listen to the podcast below.   Originally aired on Sirius XM Channel 132, Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School      

How SRI Has Changed the Business Case for Environmental Investments

The emergence of socially responsible investing (SRI) has changed the debt and equity landscape such that companies with fewer environmental concerns have a significantly lower cost of capital. This is a relatively new variable in making the business case for improving environmental performance with technology upgrades or other costly strategic investments. While justifications will differ…

It’s time we see paying taxes as a sustainability issue

Instead of asking for tax credits for solar panels, ask if your firm is paying its fair share of taxes Although the United States already adopted sweeping tax reforms under the Trump administration, Congress is in the midst of planning further tax cuts. People are beginning to ask if these and previous tax cuts are…


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