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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

And the wind cries “materiality”

“Political language”, George Orwell wrote, is designed “to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.[i]” But I do not need to tell you that, because you probably work in “corporate sustainability” and thus know from direct experience what Orwell is talking about.  The meaning of “corporate sustainability” has always been pretty windy, and yet…

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…


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