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Corporate Sustainability is Not Sustainable

Green initiatives are ubiquitous these days, implemented with zeal at companies like Dupont, IBM, Walmart, and Walt Disney. The programs being rolled out — lighting retrofits, zero-waste factories, and carpool incentives — save money and provide a green glow. Most large companies are working to reduce energy use and waste, and many have integrated sustainability […]

Why The ARCS Forum?

The ARCS Forum, hosted by the Haas Center for Responsible Business and the Berkeley-Haas School of Business will be held April 29th, 2013 at Haas. Why? Because business leaders and academics are often worlds apart. Academics rarely know the current needs of business leaders, and business leaders are seldom aware of just what is “known” […]

The Politics of Precaution: Explaining the Shift in U.S. and European Approaches to Risk Regulation

Beginning around 1990, a significant transatlantic shift in the relative stringency of risk regulations of the United States and the European Union occurred. Between 1960 and 1990, the health, safety, and environmental standards issued by the United States were likely to be more risk-averse, stringent, innovative, and precautionary than those adopted by both individual European […]

Thirty-Five Years of Research on Business and the Natural Environment

In his recent blog for Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE), a community of scholars within the Academy of Management, Andrew Hoffman (University of Michigan) offers a 3-part commentary on Thirty-Five Years of Research on Business and the Natural Environment (B&NE). In it he discusses “the boundaries, historical trajectory and seminal papers of this field […]

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