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Requesting Academic Support for A Sustainability Standards Board

I am soliciting signatures to endorse a letter from Oxford submitted to the IFRS Foundation Trustees in support of establishing a Sustainability Standards Board (SSB). The IFRS Foundation oversees the work of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) which sets standards for financial accounting for most countries in the world. (The U.S. equivalent is the […]

Part of the solution or part of the problem?

ARCS was formed to promote serious research on corporate sustainability.  Over the last decade, we have built a strong community, but we have lost out in the broad market for ideas. One popular notion, a story really, holds most of the market share, and it has done so for more than two decades.  It includes […]

Covid-19 presents a once in a lifetime opportunity for sustainability improvement

There is no doubt that the spread of the coronavirus that quickly became known as Covid-19 has caused distress and chaos globally. In addition to the immediate impact on human health, the future continuity of millions of firms is on the line, threatening massive unemployment. While the pandemic continues causing havoc, amplified by constraining government […]

Aligning Corporate Lobbying with Climate Science

With the 2020 hurricane season shaping up to be the most active season on record and triple digit temperatures exacerbating the West Coast’s wildfire season, burning 2.5 million acres in California alone, climate change is increasingly taking a toll on both our communities and our economy. Against this backdrop, a growing consensus is emerging among […]

Despite What You’ve Heard, Americans Support Wearing Masks and other Efforts to Reduce Exposure to COVID-19

Sensational stories of conflict around policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic are plentiful, but recent research suggests these controversies may not represent the attitudes and behaviors of most individuals across the U.S.  Recently released survey data reveals stark differences between the behaviors and beliefs of residents across U.S. states, but also shows that Americans are generally compliant and supportive of actions their […]

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