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ARCS Rounds Out a Decade of Conferences

ARCS has officially rounded out a decade with the close of its 10th Annual Research Conference hosted by the MIT Sustainability Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management. This year’s conference took place June 11-13. [caption id="attachment_2256" align="alignright" width="600"] Matthew Amengual presents his paper to ARCS participants.…

ARCS Statement on Business Leadership & Climate Change

As business scholars, we feel compelled to counter two assertions about business and climate change, and to call for a new vision for what it means to be a sustainable business. The first false claim that has been made is that the overall social cost of responding to climate change…

Green hush: Campaigns against sustainable businesses cause them to go silent, study finds

When nonprofit organizations target companies for environmental missteps, they often aim for industry leaders and household names — businesses likely to get attention from the press and the public. According to new research, that strategy may come with an unintended consequence: it could stop firms from communicating about their sustainability efforts. The paper, published recently…

The Value of Green Building and its Spillover Effects

The Georgia Institute of Technology has begun construction on one of the first “Living Buildings” in the Southeast that seeks to transform the local building and construction industry. Living Buildings (similar to other green building programs) achieve certification by accruing credits across a number of criteria. Living Buildings must produce more energy than they use,…


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