COVID-19 Insights from Business Sustainability

Business sustainability researchers provide insights and solutions for the Covid-19 pandemic and for other natural environmental disasters and stressors. 

This forum brings together business school researchers from multiple professional societies:


Aiming to generate a better understanding of, ideas, and/or solutions to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are cooperating to promote a joint Online Essay/Opinion Forum for management scholars. We are seeking commentary essays discussing: How your current/previous research can help to develop better understanding and solutions for the Covid-19 pandemic and/or more generally for other natural environmental disasters and stressors (750 words max, Word file). Interested authors can reach out to Jorge Rivera,


To find a summary of the preceding articles, please visit the Network for Business Sustainability and read What Business Professors Are Saying about COVID-19.

What Can Corporations Do to Help Navigate the Storm that is COVID-19?
Judith Walls & Steve Walls

Responding to Slow Onset Disasters: The Boiling Frog Syndrome
Jorge Rivera

From Tima’s Desk: Does the Coronavirus Offer Lessons for Climate Change?
Tima Bansal

The COVID-19 Pandemic, Paradox, and Sustainability
Tobias Hahn

How We Respond to COVID-19 Foreshadows Future Life in the Anthropocene
Andrew Hoffman & Dev Jennings

Learning to Carry the Cat by the Tail: What We Know about Business Response to Disasters and How that Relates to the COVID-19 Crisis
Jennifer Oetzel & Chang Hoon Oh

Climate change in the Time of Corona: That’s So 2019…
Jonatan Pinkse

Coronavirus and Global Supply Chain Disruption: A Wake-Up Call for Climate Policy?
Nives Dolsak & Aseem Prakash

Companies vs. Coronavirus: A Call for Rapid Responsible Innovation
Leopoldo Gutierrez-Gutierrez, Ana Castillo, & Ivan Montiel

Understanding COVID-19: A Behavioral Corporate Social Responsibility Perspective
Herman Aguinis

Resilience in Uncertain Times
Martina Linnenluecke

Using Scenario Planning to Prepare for Pandemics 
Nardia Haigh

Good distances make good neighbors: Coordinating self-regulation in the face of our communal crisis 
Michael Barnett

Why Don’t Businesses See This Coming?
Glen Dowell

What is Essential?
Sarah Birrell Ivory

Blood Banking in the Time of Corona 
Juan L Senga and Geoffrey A. Chua

COVID-19 and the destitution of workers in global supply chains
Andrew Crane

Pandemic bonds: The financial cure we need for COVID-19?
Dror Etzion

Privacy In The Age Of A Pandemic
Kirsten Martin

The Socioecological Systems Framework, COVID-19 and Organizations
Pete Tashman

Covid-19, business and faith: An intriguing field of research in (an the practice of) responsible
Fabien Martinez

There’s a Crack in Everything. That’s Where the Light Gets In
Sandra Waddock

Are companies Coronawashing? Ten pieces of evidence
Vera Ferrón Vílchez

Coronavirus will have long-term implications for business leaders. Here are the top five
Ralph Hamann

COVID-19: A Wake Up Call for Collaborative Action Towards a More Sustainable Nigeria 
Paul Appiah-Konadu & Oreva Atanya

COVID-19 crisis: A call for responsible leadership research
Anne S. Tsui

Will a Global Pandemic and Recession Hit the Reset Button for Corporate Governance and Business/Stakeholder Relationships?
Jill Brown

COVID- 19- Could this be the ‘wake-up call’ that we need?
Shaista Khilji

COVID-19 and philanthropy in Africa: a stitch in time?
Kenneth Amaeshi

Is Authoritarian Response to Covid19 Superior?
Shaomin Li & Ilan Alon

Stockpiling Bottled Water? Maybe Social Media is To Blame
Jaigris Hodson & Sarah Wolfe

The trade policy implications of COVID-19
Louise Curran

What Does “Flattening the Curve” Mean? Will It Also Flatten the Global Economy?
Farok J. Contractor

Community kitchen for Common man in the times of Coronavirus
Ranjith P.V. & Uma Warrier

“Do-undo-redo”: unlocking sustainable strategic renewal in services after the coronavirus
Carlos Martin-Rios

How COVID-19 is Changing Philanthropy and Responsible Business Practices in Africa
Ijeoma Nwagwu

Let Values Drive Your Board
Cynthia Clark

Preventing future pandemics: A research avenue for corporate sustainability/social responsibility scholars
Rajat Panwar

The coronavirus crisis: A catalyst for entrepreneurship
Klaus Meyer, Carsten Lund Pedersen, & Thomas Ritter

What about the toiletpapergate? Global pandemics and sustainability in a world of global value chains
Valentina De Marchi

What can the COVID-19 crisis teach us about the importance of geographical communities to enable human connection?
Wendy Smith & Natalie Slawinski

Covid19 and International Business: A Viewpoint
Ilan Alon

Exposure, Black Swans, and Real Options
Luis Perez-Batres & Len Treviño

Lifting the Mask of Materiality
Robert Sroufe

The Power of Social Entrepreneurship in the Face of Urgent Grand Societal Challenges
Sophie Bacq

COVID–19: I saw it coming and was vilified for taking it serious!
Frederick Ahen

COVID, Culture, and Political-Economic Systems
Jonathan Doh

The Return of the State
Mette Morsing

Let’s also flatten the climate curve!
Christopher Wickert

Post COVID 19: Economic and Social Impact in India
K.V. Sriram

Post-COVID-19. Reflections on the role of the firm in addressing environmental sustainability
Miguel Angel Lopez-Navarro

‘Glocalization’ in a post-COVID-19 world
Arijit Paul, Romana Rauter, & Rupert J. Baumgartner

North meets South: A call for inclusive global research
Smaranda Boros, Anita Bosch & Yuliya Shymko

Sustainable Finance in Corona Times
Timo Busch & Sabine Dobeli

Collaborating in a Pandemic: Coordination through Adaption and Information Sharing
Mark Clark

“Disabled” by COVID19?
Anica Zeyen & Oana Branzei

Eco-Audits during Covid-19 Retain Credibility, Exacerbate Inequities
Graeme Auld & Stefan Renckens

What Business Professors Are Saying about COVID-19
Tima Bansal

Despite What You’ve Heard, Americans Support Wearing Masks and other Efforts to Reduce Exposure to COVID-19
Deserai A. Crow, Lindsay Neuberger, Danielle Blanch Hartigan, Rob DeLeo, Tom Birkland