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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. The conference chair was John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management.…

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…

When corporations take credit for green deeds their lobbying may tell another story

Today most large companies like Exxon Mobil, Ford and GM issue slick reports extolling their efforts to conserve resources, use renewable energy or fund clean water supplies in developing countries. This emphasis on efforts to curb environmental harm while benefiting society is called corporate sustainability. Once uncommon but now mainstream, this show of support for a greener and…

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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