Emerging Sustainability Scholar Award

The ARCS Emerging Sustainability Scholar Award recognizes a scholar in the area of corporate sustainability, who is likely to make significant contributions to the advancement of corporate sustainability scholarship. Given annually, the award is granted in recognition of a scholar’s existing body of research and in anticipation of future work. Recipients provide rigorous and salient contributions that cross disciplinary and national boundaries.

Year Award Recipient
2018 Scholar

Shon Hiatt

Bio

Shon Hiatt is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at USC Marshall School of Business. He explores issues related to entrepreneurship, new-market emergence, and innovation in developed and developing economies. He is particularly known for this work in the agribusiness and energy sectors. Dr. Hiatt’s productivity as a junior scholar is impressive, as evidenced by his publications in top-tier management journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Organization Science (3), accompanied by numerous other journal publications, book chapters, and working papers. In 2016, Dr. Hiatt was awarded the ONE Division of the Academy of Management’s Emerging Scholar Award which recognizes “early career academics who have already made outstanding research contributions in the area of organizations and the natural environment, and who appear to have a strong potential to continue making such contributions in the near future.” He has also won seven best paper awards from the Academy of Management (ONE and OMT Divisions), ARCS (2014 Outstanding Paper Award and 2016 People’s Choice Award), and other major management conferences. Finally he’s won several research awards, including a Kauffman Foundation Junior Faculty Fellowship and Greif Center for Entrepreneurship research award.

2018 Scholar

Sarah E. Light

Bio

Sarah E. Light is an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research examines issues at the intersection of environmental law and business innovation. Her articles have addressed the regulatory implications of the rise of transportation platforms like Uber and Lyft; how business innovation, such as Microsoft’s adoption of a private carbon fee, can be a form of private environmental governance; and the U.S. military’s role in stimulating private technological innovation to reduce fossil fuel use. Dr. Light’s productivity as a junior scholar is impressive, as evidenced by her publications in top-tier law outlets such as the Duke Law Journal, the UCLA Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Emory Law Journal and the Stanford Environmental Law Journal, among others. In 2015, Dr. Light was awarded the Haub Environmental Law Distinguished Junior Scholar Award, an award “presented annually to an emerging junior environmental law professor who exhibits scholarly excellence and promise at an early stage in his/her career,” which is based on “nominations from law professors throughout the country.” She has received four other prestigious awards for her publications, as well as the 2016 ARCS People’s Choice Award.

2017 Scholar

Pascual Berrone

Bio

Coming Soon

2016 Scholar

Ioannis Ioannou

Bio

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2016 Scholar

Jeffrey York

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2015 Scholar

Caroline Flammer

Bio

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2014 Scholar

Michael Toffel

Bio

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